Meet the Homestead Comfort Team
We’re dedicated to reliable, courteous service
Homestead Comfort is a family-owned, locally-based business. The folks who deliver your fuel, answer the phone, service your equipment, provide plumbing and water services, and help with your energy needs treat you with the courtesy and respect a neighbor should get.
Learn more about the Homestead Comfort team!
Jeff GerberHES Manager/Partner
Jeff has been with Homestead since its inception in 1989, and is one of the company’s founders. Jeff has the responsibilities of managing the Home Energy Services Division and loves to help the customer find ways to conserve energy and make their homes more comfortable. Outside of Homestead, he enjoys spending time with his family and grandchildren, traveling and working outdoors. Making sure the homeowners experience at Homestead is superior one is Jeff’s top priority.
Dale GerberInstallation Manager/Partner
Dale started working at Homestead In 1990. As one of the owners of the company he is responsible for the install team and making sure equipment is installed to code using manufacturers specifications and to the customer’s satisfaction. He is also responsible for the company’s fleet of vehicles, the oil deliveries and drivers and the warehouse and inventory. He enjoys DIY projects, hunting and woodworking.
Tom GerberGeneral Manager
Tom joined Homestead in 2020. The thing he likes most about working at Homestead is being a part of a team where he knows he will get support for doing the right things. Outside of Homestead, Tom enjoys spending time with his wife, two girls, friends and family. He also enjoys traveling and has had the wonderful opportunity to visit a number of other countries, although he says camping tops the list because he gets to vacation and be with his family and friends.
Andrew LuginbuhlSales Manager/Comfort Advisor
Andrew has been with Homestead since 1996. He enjoys working with homeowners to select the right heating and cooling solution to suit their needs. His interests include spending time with his family, cooking, being outdoors, fishing, camping and training dogs.
Nick RicciardelliService Manager
Nick has been with Homestead since 2016. He oversees the water, plumbing and HVAC service departments. He takes part in many charity events, is an avid skydiver and runner.
Melinda OnofrioOffice Manager
Melinda joined the Homestead team in 2019. She manages all aspects of running the office and may also be one of the friendly voices you speak with when you call Homestead. Melinda enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as hiking with her dog.
Ricardo has been with Homestead since 2012. He is responsible for dispatching all technicians and placing orders for equipment and parts, as well as vehicle equipment maintenance. Outside of Homestead Ricardo enjoys spending time with this family.
Sonia CruzField Supervisor—Energy Solutions
Sonia has been with Homestead since 2016. She is the Field Supervisor for the Home Energy Solutions (HES) division. She is responsible for managing and assigning HES technicians to residential and multifamily projects.
Jessie ConwayComfort Advisor
Jessie has been with Homestead since 2018. He likes that Homestead is 100% invested in the customer’s experience. This empowers those of us that are in our customers’ homes to give honest feedback and recommendations solely based on the premise of “what would be in the best interest of our customers.” Outside of Homestead, Jessie enjoys playing golf and hockey, reading and spending time with his wife and three daughters.
Mike LaganaComfort Advisor
Mike has been with Homestead since 2021. He enjoys working for a family-run business that takes pride in the work they do for their customers. Mike’s interests include spending time with his son and family and playing lacrosse and softball.
Lizzy PhelpsMarketing Coordinator
Lizzy joined Homestead in 2020. She is responsible for marketing efforts on behalf of Homestead. This includes digital as well as traditional marketing. Lizzy enjoys spending time with family, hiking and traveling.
Justine OrenCustomer Service Representative
Justine has been with Homestead since 2017. Her primary function is to provide professional customer support to ensure customer satisfaction. Outside of Homestead, Justine enjoys spending time at her family home on the Cape, cooking, reading and spending time with her family.
Rebekah GeberCustomer Service Representative
Rebekah has been with Homestead since 2016. She helps out answering the phone and scheduling appointments while in nursing school at UConn. Rebekah spends her free time traveling and volunteering on the Ellington Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
Toni GarlandCustomer Service Representative
Toni joined Homestead in 2021 from our acquisition with Ireland Oil. She likes being able to utilize her 19 years of experience to help customers. Outside of Homestead, Toni enjoys going to the beach and watching NASCAR.
Alise ZigmontHome Energy Service Coordinator
Alise started working for Homestead in 2021. She like’s that Homestead has been a family-owned business for over 30 years. Outside of Homestead, Alise enjoys spending time with her husband, friends and family and her Australian cattle dog, Blue.
Mike HopmanInstallation Field Supervisor
Mike has been with Homestead since 2007. He enjoys working in the family atmosphere at Homestead. Mike’s interests outside of Homestead include fishing and golfing.
Chad GerberLead Installer
Chad has been with Homestead since 2006. He is a lead installer, as well as a facility organizer. As much as he enjoys working at Homestead, he also enjoys skiing and traveling.
James VowlesLead Installer
James has been with Homestead since 2017. He installs and replaces boilers, air conditioners, mini-splits and oil tanks. In his free time, James enjoys spending time with his family and riding motorcycles.
David has been with Homestead since 2020. He enjoys the people he works with day to day as they are supportive and play a key role in developing the most efficient methods to accomplish given tasks. Outside of Homestead he enjoys fitness.
Jacob Gerber HVAC Apprentice
Jacob joined Homestead in 2019. He is an HVAC apprentice and also helps during installations. Jacob is currently studying at Cheney Tech.
Chris DiNardoHVAC/Sheet Metal
Chris has been with Homestead since 2013. He measures, fabricates and installs duct work for Homestead heating and cooling installations. He enjoys hunting, hiking and fishing at his cottage in Maine, and particularly enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Bill CatalinaB2 Journeyman
Bill joined Homestead in 2019. He performs tune-ups as well as service. He enjoys gardening, crocheting and cooking. Bill also rides dirt bikes and trains dogs.
Matt MinorField Supervisor
Matt has been with Homestead since 2016. He enjoys working for Homestead because he gets to do what he loves every day while with a team that is dedicated to the same mission. Outside of Homestead, Matt’s hobbies include spending time with family and friends and watching football.
Willie GonzalezSenior Service Technician
Willie has been with Homestead since 2014. He likes meeting new customers and solving new issues. Outside of Homestead, Willies’s interests include football and spending time with his wife and two kids.
Amillio RobergeService Technician
Amillio has been with Homestead since 2020. He enjoys the family atmosphere Homestead provides. Outside of Homestead, Amillio likes spending time with his daughters, hunting, fishing, kayaking and off-roading.
Michael LaPointeService Technician
Mike joined Homestead in 2021 from our acquisition with Ireland Oil. He enjoys being a part of a team of hard-working professionals dedicated to customer satisfaction. Outside of Homestead, Mike likes to travel, read, work on his old truck, spend time with family and trying new recipes.
Brian DrouinService Technician
Brian has been with Homestead since 2016. He enjoys the family environment where the technicians help and support each other to ensure customer satisfaction. Outside of Homestead, Brian enjoys freshwater fishing, snowboarding, spending time with family and friends and—most of all—being with his family.
Jamie joined Homestead in 2018. He is involved with all plumbing-related installations. Outside of Homestead, Jamie enjoys hanging out with his family, playing football and fishing.
Tyler ProcacciniPlumbing Apprentice
Tyler has been with Homestead since 2017. He likes the people he works with at Homestead and the different types of jobs he gets to experience. Outside of Homestead, Tyler enjoys spending time with his wife and auto racing.
Spencer RamsdellLead Technician—Home Energy Solutions
Spencer joined Homestead’s Energy Solutions team in 2019. Not only does he perform energy audits, but he has previous experience running an Aeroseal crew and installing insulation. Outside of work, Spencer enjoys spending time with his daughter, family and pets.
Ismael MederoHES Technician
Ismael has been with Homestead since 2017. He likes that Homestead treats their employees as family and acknowledge and appreciate their staff and the work they do for them. Outside of Homestead, Ismael is a DJ and enjoys spending time with his two daughters.
Luke ThomsenHES Technician
Luke joined Homestead in 2021. He likes that the people he works with make coming to work enjoyable and, when it’s time to work, everyone puts in 110%. In his free time, Luke enjoys fishing, hiking, baseball and spending time with his family and friends.
Mike KlopferHES Technician
Mike joined Homestead in 2021. He likes the family atmosphere the company has to offer. Outside of Homestead, Mike enjoys golfing, coaching and spending time with his wife and children.
Emanuel “Manny” JacksonWarehouse Coordinator
Manny has been with Homestead since 2016. He is responsible for monitoring inventory, reordering stock and returning unneeded and overstock items. Outside of Homestead, Manny’s interests include fishing, long drives and spending time with his family.
Ryan has been with Homestead since 2018. His primary responsibilities are oil and diesel deliveries. He loves spending his free time with his family playing board games, fishing and enjoying sports with his children. Ryan is also very devoted to his church where he is the current head trustee, a Sunday school teacher and driver and staff worker.
Mark “Zimmy” ZimmermanOil Delivery Driver
Zimmy has been with Homestead since 2011. He delivers heating oil and diesel to our customers. He is responsible for helping seasonal drivers with delivery instructions, as well as taking care of Homestead’s fuel trucks with any repairs needed. Besides working in the oil industry for the past 40 years, Zimmy enjoys working on and driving his 1940 Chevrolet Street Rod.