Ed joined his parent’s plumbing and heating company in 1980 as an apprentice plumber. From 1980 through 1992, Ed worked in partnership with his parents, managing operations and budgets. He developed the HVAC side of the business as well as spearheading larger and more complex projects. In 1992 he bought the company and grew it into one of the largest in the Hudson Valley.
In the past decade, Ed rebranded the company to meet the needs of the Hudson Valley, especially the alternative energy market. Ed developed expertise in all areas of this industry and is a continuous learner who stays ahead of his peers in industry trends.
Ed currently holds the following:
- 8 Master Plumbing Licenses
- 3 Master Mechanical Licenses
- 3 Electrical Licenses
- New York State Approved Water Well Specialist
- New York State DEC Well Drilling
- NYSERTA Home Energy Analyst Certified
- Numerous Industry Specialty Awards
When not working, he enjoys spending quality time with his wife, parents, children, grandchildren, and dog. He is passionate about sailing, golfing, and cooking. Ed enjoys writing about the trade.
A quirky fact about Ed, is that he loves containers: boxes, bottles, and bags. His favorite quote is “Do or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda
Ed’s analytical and philosophical outlook in life has him continually reading and learning to better himself. He inspires positive actions, self-improvement, goal setting, and individual/team success. We are lucky to have him as our Company’s leader.
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