A Master Plumber with passion, dedication and vision
John has been a plumber since he began apprenticing with master plumbers at 15 years of age. He took hold of the craft with a passion; it’s challenging logistically and physically — he liked to think of it as being part of a team of surgeons working on vital organs of a building. It’s also a dynamic profession that requires constant reeducation in building codes and correct procedures.
When he was 17, John began running his own truck for a service company in his native Boston, MA. By 19 he had incorporated and began operations in Boston Massachusetts and New York City. In 2018, John fell in love with Newburgh, seeing enormous potential in a classic Hudson Valley industrial port town. After establishing Newburgh Plumbing & Heating to serve serves the City of Newburgh, Beacon, and Poughkeepsie, he stepped back from the Manhattan business to focus exclusively on his adopted hometown.
Given the chance, John’s crew always pays homage to the way plumbing used to be installed: heavy cast iron pipe and fittings with lead and oakum joints; soldered and brazed copper water and heat lines; and rolled steel pipe for gas and radiators. With the advent of PEX tubing for domestic water, PVC for drainage, and the high-efficiency and extremely light-to-carry)equipment, the art of plumbing has become less of a craft, and more of a field service like any other. That does not stop them from installing modern materials to code while still crafting the installation as they would have in the old days: straight pipes, properly supported, plumb, level, the hallmarks of good plumbing that goes above and beyond the ordinary, and boosts the durability and longevity of the pipes, equipment and appliances.