John Mesenbrink

Ontario, Calif. — The IAPMO Board of Directors announced that IAPMO Chief Operating Officer/Executive Vice President Dave Viola has been appointed to chief executive officer effective Jan. 1, 2021, taking over for GP Russ Chaney, who is retiring after a quarter-century at the helm of the 95-year-old association. IAPMO will continue to benefit from Chaney’s leadership Read more

Cherne®, a part of the Oatey family of brands, today announced the launch of its Residential Plumbing Smoke Blower, which enables fast and easy leak detection through its exceptional engine performance and long-lasting, dense smoke. Featuring a 5’ heavy-duty hose that fits a 4” cleanout tee, the Cherne Residential Plumbing Smoke Blower is lightweight and Read more

Seminar attendees can earn credits and certifications. Broomfield, Colo. — Viega LLC is adding more classes to its schedule of online seminars for contractors who want to increase their knowledge and add skills. While Viega’s seminar centers in Colorado and New Hampshire are temporarily closed due to COVID-19, the company is making the valuable training Read more

This Northern California plumber’s tenacity matches the company name through hard work, perseverance and a willingness to learn and to keep getting better at her craft. Self-employed and co-owner of Bulldawg Plumbing, Red Bluff, Calif., Laura Nobert’s (@bulldawg_plumbing) real first experience in the trades was working for a few years in general construction with a Read more

Recently, Mechanical Hub spoke with Mike Fowler, franchisee of Benjamin Franklin Plumbing and One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning in Charlotte, NC., about his business, COVID-19 and what it’s like to have the backing of such known company and brand. Now that the country had “reopened,” are there any different procedures in place for the Read more