Our Family

Pro-Tec is proud to be a family-owned and operated company in Naples, trusted for our high-quality plumbing 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 & Drains we consider our staff to be like family — let us introduce our family to yours!

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Richard H. (Jr.)

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 largest 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, two little girls, three dogs and pig.

Brandon H.

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 a fairly accomplished junior golfer, the dream of business ultimately prevailed. In 2004 he moved to Florida to attend Florida Gulf Coast University to study finance. Brandon became the vice president and co-owner of Pro-Tec Plumbing, Inc. in January 2011 and is extremely proud of what he and his brother have accomplished thus far. 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.

Chad K.

Chief Financial Officer

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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.

Carl F.

Service Manager

Carl started in plumbing back in 2001 roughin in new homes. He has done everything in residential plumbing from the ground up. His favorite part is having a solution for the customers' concerns and helping them come to a solution. Spending time with his wife, kayaking, fishing, going to the beach and soon to be boating.

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Cindy C.

Assistant Service Manager

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.

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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.

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Destinee C.

Project Coordinator

Born in Indiana, but transplanted to Naples when she was just a baby with her family. She has been in the customer service field for 10+ years. She enjoys customer service because she is able to meet all different types of people and help them. She has worked in the auto parts, auto dealership, pest control, agriculture, and now plumbing industry. She attended Hodges University where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences. In her free time she enjoys being by the water, outdoors, or hanging out with her family and two kids.

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Jenn O.

Customer Service Representative

Jenn has been in customer service for more than twenty five years. Helping customers feel comfortable speaking with her is very important to her. In here free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and visiting Disney World.

Urszula P.

Executive Administrative Assistant

Born and raised in Bialystok Poland, emigrated to Brooklyn, NY in 1996, fell in love with what this country has to offer and never moved back. She worked as an administrator for the past 22 years in NYC, Albany, and now sunny Florida. She has a killer serve in Tennis and ping pong and is passionate about cooking and art.

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Kyle L.

IT Administrator

Kyle has been working in the tech industry for close to 12 years. He has worked with Multinational companies such as Apple Inc. in 2008 while living in New York City. He moved back to Naples in 2010 and continued to work for Apple while developing a private consulting service on the side. Wanting a change he took a position with Fluke and got the opportunity to travel the world for a few years while overseeing massive software developments at Fortune 500 companies. He's been working with Pro-Tec as a consultant for a few years now. In his free time, he enjoys fishing ( spear & line ) glassblowing, photography, and cooking.

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Erick D.

Plumber

Erick grew up in the family business at a 2,000-acre orange grove until the agriculture market crashed. He ran irrigation and worked giant diesel water pumps in the fields. Thinking that everyone needs water, he decided to become a plumber. He has been working in the plumbing field since 2006. In his free time, he enjoys teaching his kids new things and spending every moment with family.

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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.

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Edd C.

Plumber

Edd has been working as a plumber for the past 30 years. He started doing plumbing as a young man as an apprentice and just always enjoyed the line of work with where he's found himself now as the best. Edd enjoys riding his Harley around the city as well as the friendships that come with that.

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Joe W.

Plumber

Joe was given the opportunity to learn the plumbing trade in 2000. Over the last 19 years, he has learned commercial, residential and emergency aspects of the trade. He has gained his Master Plumber License, attended many training seminars and learned all about how to treat his customers. In Joe’s free time, he enjoys going to the beach, Kayaking and spending time with family.

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David L.

Plumber

David got started in plumbing when he joined the US Navy. He has been plumbing for 30+ years and enjoys every aspect of the job including talking with his customers and getting to know them. On the weekends you will find Dave fishing with his son and spending time with his beautiful wife.

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Anthony C.

Service Plumber

Anthony got started in Plumbing in 1998. He was originally hired for an office position for that plumbing company but longed to join his fellow co-workers in the field. He quickly picked up the trade and hasn't stopped ever since. That's how it all started. Anthony enjoys mostly working in the service side of plumbing. In his spare time, you can find him traveling in his R.V with his wife and children.

Jeremy M.

Plumber

Jeremy has been involved in the plumbing industry since he was 16 years old when he started work at a southern Florida plumbing company. He loves being able to meet new people and learn on a daily basis. When not working, Jeremy is an avid fisher.

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Eddie R.

Plumber

Eddie's father has worked as a plumber for the past 10 years taking Eddie alongside him to show a bit of the trade but this is the first time working for another company other than with his father. In his free time, he enjoys being with his wife and newborn daughter at home.

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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.

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Robert W.

Plumber

Robert moved to Florida 6 years ago from Norwich Ct. He started plumbing soon after and fell in love. During his downtown time, he likes to spend time with family, play guitar and work on cars as a hobby.

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Chris K. ("Red")

Plumber

Chris joined the Pro-Tec family in 2018 and has absolutely loved his job since. He specializes in construction department undergrounds but is working to learn the trade in all aspects of the company. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing and crabbing. (Trust us...his hair color isn't done justice with the gradient mapping!)

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Santiago O.

Plumber

In 2008, Santiago was looking for a job and a friend of his who worked for a plumbing company asked him if he wanted to learn how to plumb. He took the offer, and he is now in his 10th year of plumbing. His favorite part of the job is when trim time comes because he gets to see the finished project. In his free time, Santiago enjoys spending time with his family and friends.

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Chris A.

Plumber

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

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.

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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.

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Antonio C.

Plumber

Antonio has been in plumbing for the past 15 years, mostly working in the residential side but has some experience in the commercial side too. He's worked in highrises and spent the last 3 years with Bear's plumbing before joining Pro-Tec Plumbing and Drains. Antonio is originally from Oaxaca, Mexico and in his spare time likes to spend time with his family and having cookouts.

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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.

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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 and has become a very well rounded plumber. His favorite part of the job is when he leaves the job and everything is done right and to standards. He enjoys making artwork, fishing, and having a few cold ones with friends.

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Matthew N.

Plumber

Mathew started plumbing with his Dad and family. For the past 20 years, he has learned all many aspects of the trade. He enjoys underground plumbing the most because he gets to work on his tan. In his time off he likes to hangout with family and friends as well as spending time with the family at the beach.

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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.

Ryan M.

Field Supervisor

My brother is 5 years older than me. I followed him with plumbing and have been with it ever since. Its now been 30 years. Outside of work, I love to spend time with my wife and swimming.

James L.

Apprentice

My name is James, I come from a family of plumbers and I started out plumbing working with my father at South Florida Plumbing. Three years of experience so far, I've been working through the construction of a commercial and residential as well as the service field. My favorite part of this job is the knowledge I receive to take home. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family while I still can.

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Marco S.

Warehouse

Marco has worked in construction and as a plumbing assistant in the states after giving up his lifelong career in Venezuela. Early on in life, he began with a Marketing and Advertising Bachelors Degree in Venezuela. He also holds a degree in veterinary medicine and worked for a family ranch as a manager and veterinarian for more than 13 years. In his spare time, he enjoys spending quality time with his wife and three children.

Richard H. (Senior)

Warehouse

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Mark C.

Fleet Mechanic

Mark has been a resident of Naples since 1986 -- the same year he found his passion for vehicles whilst working at a tire store. He later moved to dealership mechanic, earning numerous certifications; he also repairs all forms of power equipment, including generators and power tools. Mark uses his experience and these skills as Pro-Tec's full-time mechanic. In his free time, he enjoys RV camping with his wife & friends, being sure to take their two dogs on all their adventures.

Our Pets

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

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Buddy

Buddy is a 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.

Remembering: Tiva

Tiva was a pure breed Pitbull who was 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 was the first one to greet you with a kiss, and she always looked for her next best friend. At home, she was usually found under my daughter’s high chair, waiting for her next treat to be dropped.

Remembering: Lilly

Lilly was 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 was one of the largest lap dogs around. She enjoyed long naps, table scraps and cuddling with her dad. When at the office, she could usually be found greeting everyone as they arrived in the morning and then napping on the bed next to the receptionist desk until lunchtime, when she would get back up and make her rounds again.