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Meet Our Team

Jeff Gerber »


Jeff has been with Homestead since its inception in 1989, and is one of the company's founders. He is responsible for the overall management of the company, its growth, and developing new business. He and his wife Carol are recent proud grandparents of their first grandchild. Jeff enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and working outdoors.

Dale Gerber »

Installation Manager/Partner

Dale has been with Homestead since 1990. He manages plumbing, heating, air conditioning replacements and new installations. He enjoys Do-It-Yourself projects, hunting, and woodworking.

Andrew Luginbuhl »

Sales 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 interested include cooking, being outdoors, fishing, camping, and training dogs. He enjoys spending time with his family.

Nick Ricciardelli »

Service Manager

Nick has been with Homestead since 2016. He oversees the water, plumbing and HVAC service departments. He takes party in many charity events, is an avid skydiver, runner and has competed in Yak shearing competitions in Nepal. "Success is a path that you follow. Not a destination."

Soni Cruz »

Field Supervisor - Energy Services

Soni has been with Homestead since 2016. She is the Field Supervisor for the Home Energy Solutions division. She is responsible for managing a staff of 6 in conjunction and assigns HES technicians to residential and multi-family projects as well as invoicing and scheduling insulation jobs. Outside of work, Soni enjoys DIY projects, wining, dining, and shooting pool. She enjoys working, creating, and building things and is a self proclaimed "perfectionist".

Melinda Onofrio »

Office Manager

Melinda joined the Homestead team in 2019. She manages all aspects of the running the office and may also be one of the friendly voices you speak with when you call Homestead's main number. She and her husband James recently became first time parents to a little girl. She enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as hiking with her dogs.

Ricardo Baez »


Ricardo has been with Homestead since 2012. He is responsible for dispatching all technicians, receiving and placing orders for equipment and parts, as well as vehicle and equipment maintenance. He manages oil deliveries and other odd jobs that need detailed attention. He enjoys spending time with his family.

Adam Cabral »

Lead HES Technician

Adam joined Homestead in 2018. His responsibilities include Home Energy Audits, weatherization, and insulation. He enjoys hiking, fishing, baseball and video games.

Bill Catalina »

B2 Journeyman

Bill joined Homestead in 2019. He performs tune-ups as well as service to our customers. He enjoys gardening, crocheting and cooking. He also ride dirt bikes and trains dogs.

Rebecca Christopoulos »

HES Administration

Rebecca has been with Homestead since 2019. She is responsible for scheduling Home Energy Audits in insulation installations. She also is a primary contact with the utility companies. She enjoys traveling, cooking, as well as spending time with her family and friends.

Jesse Conway »

Comfort Advisor

Jesse has been with Homestead since 2018. He provides options for people in search of heating and cooling. He enjoys hockey, golf, hiking, reading, and spending quality time with his family and friends.

Chris DiNardo »

HVAC/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.

Brian Drouin »

Service technician

Brian has been with Homestead since 2016. He provides heating, air conditioning, chimney repairs, plumbing, and services for all customer needs. He enjoys fishing, snowboarding, and spending time with his family. He appreciates Homestead for giving him the opportunity to grow in the HVAC field.

Chad Gerber »

Lead Installer

Chad has been with Homestead since 2006. He is a Lead Installer as well as facility organizer when needed. As much as he enjoys working at Homestead, he also enjoys skiing and vacationing.

Jacob Gerber »

HVAC Apprentice

Jacob joined Homestead in 2019. He is an HVAC Apprentice and also helps during installations. He is currently studying at Cheney Tech.

Rebekah Gerber »

Customer Service Representative

Rebekah has been with Homestead since 2016. She answers phones, schedules appointments, compiles customers files, and provides Homestead with many other odd jobs around the office. She is currently studying Nursing at the University of Connecticut while also volunteering as an EMT for the Ellington Volunteer Ambulance. She enjoys traveling and even though she is only at Homestead 2-3 days a week, she loves spending time with the people she works with.

Wilfredo Gonzalez »

Senior Service Technician

Willie's responsibilities include performing yearly AC and Heating Maintenance. These include oil, natural gas, and propane equipment. He likes spending time with his wife and two daughters as much as possible. He also enjoys target shooting and football.

John Hart »

Senior Service Technician

John has been with Homestead since 2015. His primary duties involve plumbing, but John also installs air conditioning units, and works on wells, well pumps, and water supply issues. He enjoys working on Jeeps and spending time in his workshop.

Ryan Herget »


Ryan has been with Homestead since 2018. His primary responsibilities are oil and diesel deliveries, however his is cross-training and assists in our water department. He loves spending his extra time with his family playing board games, fishing and enjoys sports with his children. He is also very devoted to his church where he is the the current head trustee, a Sunday school teacher, as well as driver and staff worker.

Jamie Hobold »


Jamie joined Homestead in 2018. He gets involved with all plumbing related installations. A recent newlywed, he enjoys hanging out with his family, but also enjoys playing football and fishing.

Michael Hopman »

Installation Field Supervisor

Mike has been with Homestead since 2007. His priority is to satisfy customers whether he is leading an installation team or helping Homestead's other service departments as needed. He enjoys golfing and fishing.

Emanuel "Manny" Jackson »

Warehouse Coordinator

"Manny" has been with Homestead since 2016. He is responsible for monitoring inventory, reordering stock, verifying shipping manifests, and returning unneeded or overstock items. He also makes sure that Home Energy Solutions vehicles are loaded as needed for individual jobs. He enjoys fishing, long drives in the country, spending time with his family and watching his favorite TV shows. He looks forward to taking another cruise and a trip to Disney World some day.

Mike Lennehan »

Sheet Metal Apprentice

Mike has been with Homestead since 2017. He installs air handlers, boilers, oil tanks, and furnaces. He enjoys fishing, hunting, hiking, and hanging out by the camp fire.

Stefan Lucey »

HES Technician

Stefan joined Homestead in 2018. He works in the Home Energy Department. He is a big sports fan, specifically football and baseball. He enjoys spending time with family and friends. And likes to relax playing video games and watching TV.

Ismael Medero »

HES Technician

Ismael joined Homestead in 2017. He is responsible for performing Home Energy Audits in both single and multi-family homes. He enjoys spending time with his young daughters and is also a DJ. He is always looking to learn new things and bettering himself.

Justine Oren »

Customer Service Representative

Justine has been with Homestead since 2017. Her primary function at Homestead is to provide professional customer support to ensure customer satisfaction. Her knowledge of Homestead products and services can answer most customer questions during their first call. She enjoys spending time at her family home on the Cape, cooking, reading, and spending time with her family.

Darrell Pattersen »

Senior Service technician/Water Services

Darrell has been with Homestead since 2014. He provides 24-hour well and water services. He is responsible for everything to do with water supply and water quality issues from start to finish. One of his favorite activities is fishing.

Tyler Procaccini »

Plumbing Apprentice

Tyler has been with Homestead since 2017. He works in the Plumbing and HVAC division and helps daily with the completion of tasks, while taking in hands-on knowledge necessary to complete his P-2 License. He enjoys working, spending time with his fiance, hanging out with friends and any type of auto racing.

Spencer Ramsdel »

Lead Technician Home Energy Services

Spencer joined Homestead's Energy Solutions team in 2019. Not only does he perform Energy Audits, but he also has previous experience running an Aeroseal crew and installing insulation. He is is a newly wed and enjoys spending time with his family and pets.

James Vowles »

Lead Installer

James has been working for Homestead since 2017. He installs boilers, air conditioning, Mini-Split systems as well as oil tank installations and replacement. He is Roth Installer Certified. James enjoys spending time with his family and riding motorcycles.

Mark "Zimmy" Zimmerman »

Oil Delivery Driver

"Zimmy" has been with Homestead sine 2011. He delivers heating oil and diesel to our customers, making sure deliveries are made on time. 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, he enjoys working on and driving his 1940 Chevrolet Street Rod.

Lizzy Phelps »

Marketing Coordinator

Lizzy joined Homestead in 2020. She is responsible for marketing efforts on behalf of Homestead. This includes digital as well as traditional marketing. She enjoys spending time with family, hiking and traveling.