Meet Our Team

Leadership Team

Fred Gardner, President

Fred started working evenings after school for Founder and Father, Fritz, digging plumbing trenches and drilling holes on jobs. He started his plumbing apprenticeship in 1978, received his Journeyman’s License in 1983, and his master plumbing license in 1987. He has obtained extensive experience in field operations, bidding, purchasing, project coordination, supervision and plumbing design. Fred has been on the board of directors for the Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors Association of Wisconsin (PHCC-WI) since 1992 and was president in 1999. He has served on the Plumbing Apprenticeship Board from 1995-2007 and is serving in 2018. Fred is currently on the Heating Examiners Board in Eau Claire as well as the prestigious Wisconsin Plumbing Code Advisory Committee.

Bryant Gardner, Project Manager/Plumbing Estimator

Bryant began his career with the family business in 2003. He started his apprenticeship in 2005, obtained his WI Journeyman’s Plumbers License in 2010, and his MN Journeyman’s License in 2014. He has extensive experience with field operations in hospitals, food processing, and the flow of construction projects. Bryant joined the estimating and project management team in 2015 and plays an important role in lead operations.

Tim Klingfus, Project Manager/HVAC Estimator

Tim has over 35 years of design, project management, service and sales experience in the HVAC and refrigeration fields. In addition to a wealth of knowledge and expertise, Tim believes in a “value added” approach to customer service and continually strives to exceed the customers’ expectations.

Eli Schulz, Project Manager/HVAC Estimator

Eli has a robust and diversified background, including 20 plus years of work experience in Project Management, Mechanical Contracting, and Manufacturing Engineering. His unique skill set has allowed him to have an extreme degree of competency in managing everything from multimillion dollar HVAC system installations, to large scale civil infrastructure projects, as well as an attention to the small details of the individual customers needs. Eli has also received formal ASME accredited schooling and PMP training. Including degrees in Mechanical Design and Engineering.

Travis Arneson, Project Manager/Plumbing Estimator

Travis has over 20 years of experience as an estimator and project manager in the Eau Claire area. He has a background in both residential and commercial work with projects of all sizes. His time in the industry has allowed him to develop great relationships with the builders and suppliers in the area that help to end in the best possible project for the home or business owner.

Support Staff & Technicians 

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