Paul Christensen
Paul Christensen – CEO / Project Manager
As owner and CEO, Paul oversees all operations at H & H Industries. With 14 years experience in Mechanical Contracting and a steamfitter by trade, Paul has worked hard to improve quality control within the company while also improving efficiency and productivity throughout both the field and the office. While not focusing on those efforts, Paul also is a Project Manager for several of H & H’s most important projects and serves on multiple boards and committees related to the industry.
Mike Christensen
Mike Christensen – President Emeritus
Mike has been at H & H Industries since 1994, serving as President for the last 15 years. After a full Steamfitter apprenticeship, Mike worked as a Foreman and later as a Field Superintendent on several large projects for one of the biggest contractors in Indianapolis, Indiana. After becoming a Project and Department Manager for this company, Mike joined H & H Industries. As President of H & H, he currently oversees all operations of the company, which includes Project Management, Estimating, Engineering, AutoCAD design, Service and H & H Industries’ extensive Sheet Metal and Pipefitting Fabrication facilities. As one of the leading HVAC contractors in Wisconsin, H & H Industries has won several AGC “Build Wisconsin” Awards for excellence and innovation in the mechanical trade.
Brady Farrell – President
Brady is a 1988 graduate of the University of Wisconsin Madison in Mechanical Engineering. He has been at H & H Industries for 23 years, starting as a project manager. Brady served as Vice-President from 2002 – 2013 before being promoted to President of H & H in August, 2013. He is the former President of both the Madison Area Mechanical Contractors Association and the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors Association of WI. Brady is Co-Chairman of the Sheetmetal Local 18 Local Pension Fund Board of Directors, which has assets in excess of $130,000,000. Among his many accomplishments, Brady led a project for a nonprofit that encourages sustainable construction and building design. This building achieved the highest point total recorded with the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system. The foundation has the first “net zero energy” building in Wisconsin, and the first carbon-neutral building certified by LEED. Currently, Brady is leading H & H into the virtual world of BIM construction and prefabrication.
Mark Reed
Mark Reed – Operations Manager
Mark has been with H & H Industries since 1997 and has worked in the HVAC industry since 1987. He is responsible for supervising labor and making sure that H & H is sufficiently staffed with fully trained, capable personnel. Mark has worked as both a General Foreman and a General Superintendent during his time at H & H. As Operations Manager, Mark also oversees our Shipping and Receiving Department and handles any safety issues for the company.
Jim Christensen
Jim Christensen – Service Manager
Jim first worked at H & H in our Electric division back in 1995 before moving on to serve a full apprenticeship as a service steamfitter. As a journeyman, Jim returned to H & H as a service technician, servicing a mix of both residential and commercial applications. In the years to follow, Jim worked all over the world, serving as a senior technician handling factory setups and factory warranty work on more than 60 different brands of residential, commercial and industrial equipment. In 2011, Jim returned home to H & H Industries once again to serve as the Service Manager. Jim and his 15 years experience have brought great leadership and expertise to the H & H service department, helping improve our quality, timeliness and efficiency in servicing our customer’s needs.
Fred Bartz
Fred Bartz – Project Manager
Fred has been with H & H since he started in the HVAC industry in 1969. He has learned the business from the ground up; starting as an Apprentice, Journeyman, Foreman, Superintendent, Labor Manager, and becoming a Project Manager in 1994. While handling mainly large scale commercial sheet metal projects on a plan & spec basis, he is also comfortable with small scale design/build jobs. Fred is capable of handling projects from estimating through completion/follow-up and is experienced with value engineering.
Greg Nelson
Greg Nelson – Project Manager
Greg has been with H & H Industries since 1997 and has worked in the sheet metal industry for over 25 years. He completed a full five year sheet metal apprenticeship and formerly served on the Joint Apprenticeship Board of Sheet Metal Workers International Association. Greg has successfully managed some of H & H’s largest and most difficult projects.
Greg Schnelle
Greg Schnelle – Project Manager
Greg has been a part of H & H Industries since 1996. Greg’s B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from UW Madison launched a 38 year career in the mechanical industry. He has extensive experience with wastewater treatment plants, pharmaceutical facilities, steam distribution systems and industrial ventilation. As a veteran of the mechanical industry, Greg is known throughout the state for his work on large scale boiler plants, chiller systems and at least 6 different wastewater treatment facilities.
Nick Beil
Nicholas Beil – Project Manager
Nick is a 2005 graduate of Michigan Technological University with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering, and a 2002 graduate of Mid-State Technical College with an Associate’s degree in Engineering Technology. Nick is also a Registered Professional Engineer with the State of Wisconsin. Nick came to H&H Industries in 2011 to help grow our position in the municipal water and wastewater market as well as manage and oversee HVAC projects. Nick has varied experience in the design, construction, operation and maintenance of water and wastewater facilities. Nick’s experience includes construction oversight of the Janesville Wastewater Treatment Plant, project management for the Forest Products Laboratory HVAC upgrade.
Mike Raether
Mike Raether – Project Manager – Special Projects Division
Mike has been with H & H Industries since he started in the sheet metal industry in 1995. He started as a pre-apprentice and went on to be an apprentice, journeyman and foreman of the sheet metal sector of the business. Mike has been a Project Manager since 2005, specializing in small to large scale design/build projects, including historic restorations. He often meets one-on-one with building owners and facility managers to accommodate their needs. Mike has proven to be a valuable asset in servicing some of our most demanding and intricate projects including pharmaceutical laboratories, food service distribution, churches and printing facilities, just to name a few.
Justin Vils
Justin Vils – Plumbing Project Manager
Justin has worked in the Plumbing industry since 1994, and has been with H&H Industries since 2000. Prior to Project Management, he led jobs as a Foreman on several large scale plumbing projects. This hands-on experience gives him excellent insight to all facets of Project Management from scheduling and labor management to material ordering and delivery schedules. He is also responsible for all change orders, estimating and communication with other trades. Justin holds a Wisconsin Master Plumber’s license, a Commercial Inspector’s license and a Designers License, enabling him to assume design assist responsibilities. He also completed a four year State of Wisconsin Apprenticeship.
Tim Olstad
Tim Olstad – Project Manager
Tim began working at H & H Industries in 2007 as a lead foreman. In 2012 he was promoted to Project Manager because of his extensive experience managing crews on industrial and commercial projects. Tim is an innovative and skilled communicator who is team-oriented. He is recognized for outstanding work ethic, project coordination, and attention to detail. Tim has over seventeen years of field experience working with power generating steam boilers, food grade process systems, and HVAC systems. He has been active in the lean construction community and has currently completed AGC’s Lean Construction Education Program Units 1-3. Tim has undertaken difficult projects such as Lakeshore Residence Hall – Phase II, Dane County Human Services HVAC Remodel, UW School of Engineering, Waupun Correctional Facility, and Forest Products Lab HVAC Renovation.
Mike Casper
Mike Casper – Project Manager
Mike has been employed at H & H since 1995 working as a Steamfitter Foreman since 1999. Mike completed the five-year apprenticeship program and was “Apprentice of the Year” in his class. Mike is also an instructor to apprentices at the Steamfitters Training Center. Mike handled many of our largest and most complication projects such as St. Mary’s Hospital Expansion, School of Human Ecology, and MATC Truax Campus as foreman. He holds several certifications in the HVAC field in refrigeration and welding. His experience in the field made his promotion to Project Manager in 2013 a smooth transition.
Lee McCann
Lee McCann – Project Manager
Lee has been involved in the HVAC trade for over 25 years, and has been involved in construction trades for 42 years. While studying Civil Engineering at UW-Madison, he worked during the summers for Lunda Construction building bridges. Lee took 3 ½ years to complete the 5 year sheet metal apprenticeship program. Even placing 3rd in the nation in the 1989 National Apprenticeship Contest. He quickly moved through the ranks of journeyman, foreman, superintendent, and on to become project manager of some of the most notable HVAC projects in the southern half of Wisconsin. Lee integrates the tools at H&H Industries, including the latest CAD and BIM designs, sheet metal and steam fitting prefabrication, value engineering, along with a concerted company-wide LEAN effort, and the talents of a qualified workforce practicing safety in their every movement, in order to provide a superior product to very pleased customers.
Mike Hewitt
Mike Hewitt – CAD Designer
Mike Hewitt has been employed by H & H since 2004 and was promoted to a Steamfitter foreman in 2011. In March 2014 he became part of the CAD Department. He has completed his 5-year steamfitter apprenticeship and is UA Star Certified. Mike has worked on major projects such as WIMR, Truax Lab remodel, and UW Sports Medicine AAHU Replacement.
Randy Reuschlein
Randy Reuschlein – Chief Estimator
Randy began his career with H & H while attending Edgewood High School. For the past 35 years, he has worked for H & H as Mechanical Superintendent (2 yrs), Plumbing Department Manager (4 yrs), Service Manager (12 yrs) and has been the Chief Estimator since 1995. Randy is well known and respected in HVAC circles as a knowledgeable resource for projects of all size and scope. As Chief Estimator, Randy’s years of experience ensure that H & H Industries’ estimating software is kept up to date with current pricing metrics and enables us to accurately and competitively quote projects. He is a past President of the Madison Association of Plumbing Contractors and holds a B.A. in Business Administration from UW Whitewater.
Cale Schmelzer
Cale Schmelzer – Estimator
Cale has been with H & H for 18 years. For the first 6 years he worked in our fabrication shop doing duct work layout for H & H projects. In 2000, Cale began working in our estimating department, learning to price sheet metal jobs. With now 12 years of sheet metal estimating under his belt, Cale works to ensure that H & H Industries prices jobs effectively and appropriately. He also coordinates with sub-contractors and suppliers regarding the costs for their role in our projects. Using cutting edge 3D estimating software which integrates with our CAD and Fabrication departments, Cale and the estimation team play a critical role in the overall success and productivity of H & H Industries.
Andy Krohn
Andy Krohn – Plumbing Estimator
Andy started at H & H Industries in 2012. Andy helped to coordinate jobs between many departments including inbound and outbound deliveries, inventory, service, and our sheet metal and fabrication shops. With his eagerness to learn and dedication, Andy was quickly promoted to plumbing estimator. His start in the warehouse helped him gain an understanding of how the trades work and provides him with a unique understanding on putting together complete and accurate bids. Andy has recently finished courses at Madison Area Technical College in mathematics, business, and computer science. In his short time as an estimator, he has helped to secure many jobs including Project Onyx in Kenosha, and the largest project to date, Waukesha Wastewater Treatment Plant.