Castro Valley Plumbing & Heating, Inc. was founded in 1990 as a commercial and industrial plumbing contracting company specializing in design build by Chief Executive Officer Richard C. Mar. The company has proudly been family owned and operated since its humble beginnings. Richard started his company with a small rental space for a warehouse and his spare bedroom as an office. His wife Kerrie, now the Chief Financial Officer, took care of the bookkeeping at nights while working her day job and raising their two children, who now both hold positions within the company. Through hard work, dedication and a commitment to quality craftsmanship the company has grown into one of the most successful commercial plumbing contractors in the Bay Area region and throughout Northern California.
For over 20 years now Castro Valley Plumbing & Heating, Inc. has been privileged to lend its services to some of today's largest corporations as well as countless small successful businesses. Over the years it has established itself as one of the leading design build commercial plumbing contractors with a polished reputation for the highest quality craftsmanship, outstanding customer service and competitive pricing.
The Castro Valley Plumbing & Heating team consists of many skilled and professional individuals. The following key individuals form the company's leadership team and play an essential role in the daily operations of the company.
Richard has served the plumbing industry for over 30 years, starting his career through the apprenticeship plumbing program where he advanced from a plumbing apprentice to foreman and eventually estimator. In 1990, he decided to start his own company with the knowledge he had gained working for others, becoming the founder and CEO of Castro Valley Plumbing as well as one of the youngest owners in the plumbing industry.
With humble beginnings he began his business in a small warehouse and used a spare room out of his home for an office, and has now become one of the most esteemed plumbing contractors in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Committed to building a hardworking, reliable team of highly skilled plumbers, Richard strives to personally teach and develop each and every one of his employees. Richard's positive attitude, sincere honesty in business affairs and wealth of plumbing knowledge has earned him immense respect throughout the construction industry. He is often called upon by general contractors, architects and engineers for his advice and expertise in plumbing design and solutions. His broad realm of knowledge from the field to the office allows him to bridge the gap between our clients' expectations and working field solutions.
Richard also enjoys taking an active role in developing and training future plumbing industry leaders, having served on the PHCC apprenticeship board both as a member and its Chairman. He believes it is crucial to pass on the industry knowledge to the next generation.
Among his long standing business relationships and clients Richard has come to be known for his esteemed reputation of integrity and reliability and leads Castro Valley Plumbing & Heating, Inc. with both guidance and dedication to outstanding quality and customer satisfaction.
Alan joined Castro Valley Plumbing & Heating, Inc. in 1997 and immediately became an integral component to the every day operations of the company. A 3rd generation plumbing contractor with over 30 years in the plumbing construction industry, Alan is also licensed through the Contractors State License Board for both Plumbing and Building Contracting and has technical experience in both Commercial and Residential Plumbing, including design expertise and knowledge from both the field and management positions.
Originally hired as a project manager and estimator, Alan now serves Castro Valley Plumbing & Heating, Inc. as Vice President of Operations, overseeing overall project progress and field teams as well as scheduling, estimating and budgeting. As a previous plumbing owner himself along with a vast wealth of plumbing industry knowledge stemming from countless years of experience, Alan has played a key role in Castro Valley Plumbing's continued growth and success throughout the years. Alan takes great pride in communicating with each of our field teams to ensure quality and efficiency in our projects. He has developed a reputation based on honesty and fairness with both our clients and team members, working closely with each to ensure that our projects are a success not only for us, but for our clients as well.
Kerrie earned her experience in accounting while she worked as Accounts and Office Manager for eleven years in the medical field. She continued working in this capacity while she helped start up Castro Valley Plumbing through the management of its finances and accounting. As the business expanded, she found she could no longer do both, so she then devoted her self full time to the growing company as Castro Valley Plumbing's CFO.
She is also the Director of Marketing and Human Resources. She leads the hiring process and manages the recruitment for future positions at Castro Valley Plumbing. She has a natural ability to pick out those individuals who represent the core values we look for in our team.
Kerrie prides herself on maintaining the family-like values of a small business despite the expansion and development that Castro Valley Plumbing has experienced over the last 20 years. She works hard to achieve a sense of belonging and value within each member of our team and instills an attitude of enthusiasm and purpose throughout the company.