John Mesenbrink

A Rolls Royce with a Veto Pro Pac tool bag in the trunk. Now that’s pretty drippy. For Moe Hirsch, Moes Consulting and Mechanical Services, Rockland County, N.Y., his bucket list item is a good representative mix of work and swaggy. Hirsch basically started off in the trades when he joined his cousins, who were plumbers Read more

While he’s not busy with his day job working on hydronic heating systems, commercial and residential plumbing, backflow prevention and gas work, Chris Massaro (@nwo_plumber) loves playing guitar and recording music. Admiring the recent tattoo to commemorate his daughter’s birth, “I was in a bunch of bands throughout high school and recorded an album once Read more

You might say his affinity for the Bonsai arts helped channel his inner Zen, patience and attention to detail. But you’d have to ask him yourself. “I studied Bonsai for years, even went out to Oregon to study the craft,” says Tom Castagna, install department supervisor, Modern Heating & Air Conditioning, LLC, Milford, Conn. Working Read more

We visit the newly-built Martin Softball campus on the campus of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign to talk with Chris Asklund, project manager for A&R Mechanical, about the heating component of the project and its reliance of NIBCO butterfly and ball valves, and strainers. The new state-of-the-art indoor practice facility for the Fighting Illini softball Read more

Welcome to another edition of our Hub Spotlight series where do a deep dive into the men and women who make the trades great. This spotlighted tradesperson tells us that he really enjoys trashy reality TV. “Nothing like kicking your feet up and watching someone making horrible life decisions on 90-Day Fiancé on a Sunday Read more