Our Family

We are proud to be a family-owned and operated company in Naples, trusted for our high-quality plumbing, water and gas services. It takes a dedicated team to make every customer a priority and deliver exceptional service. We live by our five core values: teamwork, loyalty, reputation, high expectation, and family. At Pro-Tec Plumbing, Water & Gas, we consider our staff to be like family. We would like to introduce our family to yours.

Richard Hume

President & Master Plumber

Richard (Rick) Hume is a Master Plumber with extensive expertise in service, commercial, residential, and new construction plumbing. Rick grew up in Plymouth, Massachusetts and founded Pro-Tec Plumbing in 2008. He started his business with his pick-up truck, tools, and a few containers of plumbing parts. With his strong work ethic and passion for providing quality service, the company has become one of the larger full-service plumbing companies in Naples. Outside of work, you will find Rick at his cabin, working on metal fabrication projects, off-roading, or grilling out and hanging with his wife, little girl, four dogs, and two pigs.

Brandon Hume

Vice President

Brandon was born in Massachusetts as the middle child of three boys. Growing up he always wanted to be either a professional golfer or be his own boss. While he became a fairly accomplished junior golfer, the dream of business ultimately prevailed. In 2004 he moved to Florida to attend Florida Gulf Coast University. He was the first person in his family to graduate from college and did so with a bachelor’s degree in finance. After graduation, he worked a couple of different jobs before permanently joining forces with Rick in January 2011.
Brandon is the vice president and co-owner of Pro-Tec Plumbing, Water & Gas, and couldn’t be prouder of what he and his brother have accomplished thus far. He is a family man who is outnumbered by a wife, two young daughters, and even a female dog. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing golf, traveling, drinking craft beer, and watching his favorite sports teams: the New England Patriots and Boston Bruins.

Richard Hume, Sr.

General Manager

Old man Rick grew up and went to high school in Hingham, Massachusetts. After high school he joined the USN and became a jet mechanic and later a trouble shooter on F-14s, serving on the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy. He got into the environmental field, handling hazardous waste upon an honorable discharge from the Navy. He has worked in this field for the past thirty-five years, acting as a facility manager overseeing the operations of three facilities. He learned basic plumbing during this time, building waste water treatment systems and oil tank farms. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, riding his Harley, working on engines and painting cars and motorcycles.

Dave S.

Service Manager

Dave started plumbing right after high school in Naples. He started at the bottom digging ditches and worked his way up to working through the different phases of both residential and commercial plumbing. He joined a well-known plumbing franchise in 2002, where he became the General Manager, overseeing a team of eight trucks. Dave joined Pro-Tec Plumbing in 2015. As the Service Manager, he specializes in the service side of the business, overseeing a team of field service plumbers. In his free time, Dave hunts, fishes, and spends time with his family and friends.

Chad B.

Project Manager

Chad started plumbing at the age of 16 with his uncle’s plumbing company in new construction. He was then a cook for 3 years, familiarizing himself with restaurant kitchen layouts. He grew up loving mechanics, rebuilding and fabricating as a hobby in his spare time. He realized plumbing has very similar skills, returning to the industry becoming a full-time plumber. He has been in plumbing for over 25 years now and still loves the job and tasks in building plumbing design. In his spare time, he loves to be with his kids, ride four wheelers, trail ride, watch and play sports and travel.

Craig S.

Project Manager

Craig started his plumbing career in 1979 after graduating from a four year apprentice program. After earning his journeyman license, he went to work for a plumbing and mechanical contractor in New Jersey. Craig has knowledge and experience in all areas of plumbing including commercial, residential, multi-family and service. In his free time, Craig enjoys spending time with his family and fishing.

Josh A.

Warehouse Manager

Josh is a three-tour combat veteran with eight years in the infantry. He started plumbing with his best friend when he got out of the army. He specializes in service plumbing and warehouse management. He has two wonderful children: a daughter who is four and a son who is eight. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, shooting and riding motorcycles.

Brad S.

Controller

In 1987, Brad moved from Ohio to Naples for a work opportunity in property management. Prior to the move, he attended Kent State University and obtained a degree in accounting. He has over twenty years of accounting experience in the construction industry. In his free time, you can find him in the gym, watching classic movies and spending time with his wife and two grandchildren.

Chelsea K.

Executive Assistant

Chelsea was born and raised in Akron, Ohio into a diverse family of entrepreneurs and business owners. An avid ocean lover, Chelsea relocated to southwest Florida shortly after her graduation from Ohio University to escape the midwest cold. Chelsea was introduced to Pro-Tec Plumbing, Water & Gas through a mutual friend of the Hume brothers. She has a strong desire to assist in the development of the such a progressive, energetic environment and company. In her free time she enjoys anything water-related and showing her kids all the fun adventures life has to offer.

Jessica G.

Marketing Consultant

Jessica is a sales and marketing consultant who drives projects and change. She has a passion for learning and building relationships. Jessica was born and raised in Canada, where she studied business marketing. She brings over 5 years of experience in project management, market penetration, brand management, and market development. Jessica is a Montreal Canadiens fan and a coffee lover. In her free time, she keeps active, reads, travels, and loves friendly competition.

Cindy C.

Client Care Representative

Cindy has been in the plumbing business for over 13 years, handling a variety of duties including administration, dispatch, and accounting. She is very knowledgeable in all areas of plumbing, and she continues to learn every day. Both of her sons play on the Naples Bears football team, so all her spare time goes to her boys and sports.

Danette D.

Client Care Representative

Danette moved to Naples in the late 90’s to fulfill the dream of living in the “sunshine” state. She studies business and retail management in Miami, Florida where she graduated and worked many years as a regional manager for specialty retail stores. When the construction industry downsized, she found the plumbing industry. In this demanding industry, she enjoys seeing so many lovely projects come together. She is blessed with a wonderful man and was raised in a close Christian family. She has a servant’s heart and a belief that you have not lived until you do something for another person who cannot pay you back.

Meet our Plumbing Technicians

We have a reputation for providing professional, friendly, and efficient plumbing services. Get to know our technicians and learn a little about them before they come out to your home.

Chris A.

Plumber

Chris is from New York and went to school in Ohio for mechanics. He came to Florida on vacation and met Richard Hume, who was looking for help in the upcoming year. Chris started as a helper at Pro-Tec Plumbing, Water & Gas and worked his way up to become a plumber. In his free time, he hangs out with his family, wife, daughter, and newborn son.

Brian S.

Plumber

After getting his Computer Science degree and working in the industry for a few years, Brian decided that being parked at a desk staring at a screen all day was not how he wanted to make a living. He found the plumbing trade suited his mechanical and technical inclinations and has been loving his job since 2006. Whether he’s doing commercial construction or residential renovation, Brian enjoys using his hands and his mind to create beautiful transformations. The greater the challenge, the better.

Mark R.

Plumber

Mark has been plumbing for almost 12 years. He got started in plumbing with the help of a friend, who got him a job with no experience and helped him learn the trade. What he loves about his job is that he is always doing something different and he gets to meet a lot of different people. Outside of work, Mark enjoys playing and taking care of his kids. He has an 11-month-old son, a nine-year-old daughter, and three step kids. He loves to scuba dive.

Ryan K.

Plumber

Ryan is a second-generation appliance and repair installation specialist who got bored dealing with appliances. He got into plumbing 3 years ago with his father-in-law. He then moved back to Florida and came to work for Pro-Tec Plumbing, Water & Gas where he has learned all phases of plumbing but specializes in service. In his free time, he enjoys live music, carpentry, building furniture, and spending time with family.

Eddie S.

Plumber

Eddie moved to Florida during the construction boom and wanted to learn a trade. He has been laying pipe in Collier County for almost 20 years. His favorite part of the job is when he leaves the job and everything is done right and to standards. He enjoys making art work, fishing, and having a few cold ones with friends.

Nick B.

Plumber

Nick has family members that have been in the plumbing trade for over 30 years. He has been plumbing for about 3 years now. He loves working with his hands and accepting any challenges that come his way. His favorite part about the job is service and troubleshooting, because it can test your knowledge on what you know. In his free time, he enjoys the outdoors with friends and family.

Clifford W.

Plumber

Plumbing was an easy career choice for Clifford. Both his grandfather and stepdad owned plumbing companies, and he began working as a plumber in North Carolina at age 21. He is certified for many different kinds of jobs and he has taken many courses to keep current with code. He also can handle any kind of heavy equipment needed. Florida is a new experience for Clifford, and in his free time he enjoys getting to know the area.

Mark P.

Plumber

Mark was introduced to the plumbing industry by his older brother, and he has been working for Pro-Tec Plumbing, Water & Gas for 2 years. Mark is learning how to become an expert in the remodel field, working hand and hand with Mark R. Together they make a solid team. Mark builds racecars in his spare time and loves the drag track.

Chris C.

Plumber

Chris knew he wanted to get into a trade since he was a teenager. He has been plumbing for over 2 years, working in commercial, residential, and service. In his free time, he hangs out with his dog and works on small projects around the house.

Carlos G.

Plumber

A friend of Carlos' got him into plumbing in 2016. The thing that he likes the most about plumbing is the feeling that he is doing an important job that benefits the customer and his career. Outside of work he is hanging out and fishing with his three year old son who is his world.

Gary R.

Plumber

Gary was born and raised in the great state of Massachusetts. He worked as a steam fitter as his father before him. He moved to Florida in 2000 and has worked as a plumber since. He is an avid family man with five beautiful grandkids from two great kids. P.S. He loves his motorcycle and wife.

Steve R.

Plumber

Steve is a third-generation plumber. Steve started working with his dad at the age of nineteen years old and he has been piping ever since. He has experience in all phases of plumbing and enjoys the second rough in and trim the most. In his spare time, he likes fishing and going out on his four-wheeler with his wife and two kids. Sundays are reserved to watch Tom the G.O.A.T Brady and the Patriots destroy the NFL.

Jay B.

Plumber

Growing up Jay was a handyman. A friend of Jays' introduced him to plumbing and invited him to learn more about the trade. After some hands-on experience, he obtained a job as a plumber. His favorite part of the job is solving the difficult problems. Jay enjoys new construction plumbing the most. In his free time, Jay studies and exercises. You may find him running on the Vanderbilt Beach.

Kenny P.

Plumber

Kenny joins Pro-Tec Plumbing, Water & Gas with no prior experience in plumbing. He has spent 5 years of experience manufacturing railroad tracks. He’s been involved with material handling, production coordination, and operating machinery. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son. He also likes to golf from time to time.

Jake D.

Plumber

Jake started in plumbing when he was 10 years old helping his father who is a master plumber. He had a go at a few other jobs but decided he wanted to learn the plumbing trade. Jake recently joined Pro-Tec Plumbing, Water & Gas coming from another Naples plumbing company. In his free time, Jake enjoys fishing, hunting and hiking.

Mark S.

Plumber

A family friend hired him to help during summer vacation to dig, drill holes, carry pipe and fittings, watch and learn at the age of thirteen years old. He began full-time service plumbing at thirty-two years old. Plumbing is his passion. Customer satisfaction is his goal. He spends time with his family and helps others for enjoyment.

Matt N.

Plumber

Matt’s father was a master plumber for forty years. He started working with his father in paper mills and power plants. He has fifth teen years of experience in commercial plumbing and for the last five years he has been working on new homes from ground to trim. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing and television time with his girlfriend and dog, Brandy.

Jared W.

Plumber

Jared started plumbing in high school on the weekends, helping a friend’s family business. He really likes the daily challenge of diagnosing issues and troubled systems. He is knowledgeable in all aspects of the plumbing trade.

Nate B.

Plumber

Nate has been plumbing for about two years. He started plumbing as soon as he graduated high school in 2016 in Hayward, Wisconsin. Nate enjoys all areas of plumbing but likes new construction plumbing the most. In his free time, Nate likes to play and watch hockey, hunt, fish and play poker.

Kyle M.

Plumber

Kyle got introduced to plumbing through a friend, six years ago. He specializes in all areas of plumbing including commercial, residential, and service. Quality is key to his workmanship. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, going to the beach, camping and four wheeling.

Mike T.

Plumber

Mike’s family owns a plumbing company in Naples. He has been doing plumbing work since he was 15 years old. He specializes in repiping and service. He spends his free time with friends and his animals. He often goes to the beach and lake to kayak.

Pawel P.

Plumber

Pawel started plumbing in 2000, working for a family member who owned a plumbing and contracting business. He found it fun and realized it was something he would be willing to do for the rest of his life. His favorite part of the job is learning something new every day and being able to do something he loves. In his spare time Pawel enjoys being with his wife and 3 kids, all of whom enjoy fishing and kayaking.

Our Pets

Meet the office dogs! Below, Richard Hume introduces his four dogs: Lilly, Buddy, Renegade, and Tiva.

Lilly

Lilly is a seventh-generation Olde English bulldog. When she was a puppy, she was addicted to footballs and loved going to the dog beach. Weighing in at approximately 95 pounds, she is one of the largest lap dogs around. Now that she is older, she enjoys long naps, table scraps, and cuddling with her dad. When she is at the office, she is usually greeting everyone as they arrive in the morning and then can be found napping on the bed next to the receptionist desk until lunchtime, when she is back up and making her rounds again.

Buddy

Buddy is pure-breed Pitbull with a rags-to-riches story. He was found on the side of the road starving and missing most of his fur before he was brought home and became part of the pack. Buddy is the ultimate representation of the breed with his extremely docile temperament and heart of gold. At home, he spends most of his time in the pool or pasture playing with the horses and pigs. While at work, he keeps spirits high with his overwhelming excitement to greet every employee and customer who walks in the door—especially his best friend, the UPS guy, who always has a treat for him. Buddy is truly “man’s best friend.”

Renegade

Renegade was rescued from the Humane Society. She is a Pitbull and Shepherd mix. The best way to describe Renegade is “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” She has a very alert and assertive personality. She is the guardian of the pack, but her loyalty and devotion to the family is what makes her personality unique. At home, she likes taking walks with my daughter, playing with the rest of the “Funny Farm,” and going for rides in my truck. She is the most active of all the dogs and usually is my partner during days on the road visiting job sites, doing estimates, or meeting with customers.

Tiva

Tiva is a pure breed Pitbull who is the nanny of the group. When she was younger, she loved going to the dog beach and water activities. After her double knee surgery at age 4, she slowed down a little, but it never affected her loving, nurturing personality or love for the water. When in the office, she is the first one to greet you with a kiss, and she is always looking for her next best friend. At home, she can usually be found under my daughter’s high chair, waiting for her next treat to be dropped.