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 GerberOil and Technical 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
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.
Toni GarlandInstall Manager
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.
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.
Jesse ConwayComfort Advisor
Jesse 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.
Tim LynchComfort Advisor
Tim has been with Homestead since 2021. He enjoys helping families with all their heating and cooling needs. His favorite part about working for Homestead is the company’s top-notch service and friendly environment. Outside of work he likes spending time with his wife Sue, walking trails, concerts, and vacationing with family.
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.
Hannah GerberCustomer Service Representative
Hannah started working at Homestead in 2021. She enjoys being to help with office tasks. Outside of Homestead, she is a student at Ellington High School and likes to fish and play with her dog.
Barbara GouchoeCustomer Service Representative
Barb enjoys working with all the friendly employees at Homestead. Outside of work, she is a Bolton Regional Lions Club member, enjoys taking walks, and attends exercise classes.
Amy GagneCustomer Service Representative
Amy joined the Homestead team in 2023. She enjoys the teamwork atmosphere at Homestead, everyone helps each other out without a second thought. Outside of work she enjoys camping and traveling with her family.
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.
Jamie HoboldLicensed Plumber
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 ProcacciniLicensed Plumber
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 son, and auto racing.
Billy JoynerPlumbing/Water Apprentice
Chad GerberInstall Technician
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.
Chris DiNardoSheet Metal/Install Technician
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.
Jacob Gerber Install Technician
Jacob joined Homestead in 2019. He is an HVAC apprentice and also helps during installations. Jacob is currently studying at Cheney Tech.
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.
Cody ChalouxInstall Technician
Cody joined Homestead in 2021. His favorite part about working for Homestead is the way they treat their workers with respect and how they show appreciation for their work and customers. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with family and friends, fishing, and boating.
Dan PeralesInstall Technician
Dan joined Homestead in 2021. His favorite part about working for Homestead is the camaraderie amongst the employees. Outside of work he enjoys running and hiking.
Todd PineInstall Technician
Todd joined Homestead in 2021. His favorite part about working for Homestead is the comradery between all the employees. Outside of work he enjoys working on classic cars, car shows, and drag racing.
Steve BreaultInstall Technician
Steve joined Homestead in 2021. His favorite part about working for Homestead is being able to give customers great work that they can enjoy year-round. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his family and playing softball.
Ben has been an apprentice at Homestead since 2021 while he finishes school. He works with our service and installation team. Ben’s favorite part of working at Homestead is the family atmosphere. Outside of work he enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, spending time outside, and going to baseball games.
Josh enjoys working for Homestead because he learns something new every day. Outside of work, he likes spending time with family and friends and going on trips.
Trevor likes the people he works with and the great team mentality at Homestead. Outside of work, he enjoys playing basketball, boating, and spending time with his family.
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.
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.
Bill CatalinaService Technician
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.
Luke DohertyService Technician
Luke joined Homestead in 2021. The thing he loves most about working at Homestead is the top-notch relationships we have with our customers, and how they prioritize their employees. Outside of work Luke has his own car detailing company.
David FisherService Technician
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.
Mike CarreiraService Technician
Mike enjoys the family atmosphere at Homestead and knowing that there’s always a teammate to have his back if needed. Outside of work, he enjoys hiking with his dog and going to the gym.
Mike RoyceService Technician
Mike enjoys how everyone works together as a team and is always willing to help each other. Outside of work, he enjoys racing, camping, and golfing.
Marc TrudeauService Technician
Marc enjoys the team atmosphere and organization of Homestead. Outside of work, he likes to bowl and spend time outdoors.
Justin DavidsonWater Technician
Justin started working at Homestead in 2022. He enjoys the opportunity for growth, encouragement for cross-training, and the family-like environment. Outside of work he enjoys MMA/BJJ training, lifting weights, spending time with his kids, and fishing.
Spencer RamsdellLead HES Technician
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.
Garrett PhelpsLead HES Technician
Garrett joined Homestead in 2021. He enjoys the relaxed environment Homestead has to offer and learning new things every day. Outside of work he enjoys hunting and fishing.
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.