De Hart Plumbing Heating & Cooling Employees
Lawrence De Hart – Owner
From Junction City Lawrence has found his home in Manhattan since 2006. He loves relaxing at home with his family watching sports, movies, having full blown wrestling matches in the living room with his son, or playing board games (unstoppable at connect four). When it comes to employees and customer service Lawrence has a knack for creativity, perfection and raising the bar.
“It should go without saying, if the person who works at your company is 100 percent proud of the brand and you give them the tools to do a good job and they are treated well, they’re going to be happy,”
Richard Branson tells Inc. president and editor-in-chief Eric Schurenberg in an interview.
Kathy De Hart – Management Team
From Whidbey Island Washington. Kathy moved to Kansas in 1988 when her husband and family were stationed on Fort Riley. Kathy has raised 4 amazing sons, has a degree in Early Childhood Development and a real passion for early childhood education and animals. On her free time Kathy loves to cook and bake, enjoy her cats, root for the Seattle Seahawks and hosts the world’s best sleepovers for her grandkids. Kathy has been in the customer service industry for over twenty years and has become a valuable addition to De Hart Plumbing Heating & Cooling.
Lia Petty – Office Receptionist
Florida born and raised, I came to Kansas by the wonderful world of the Army. My husband was active duty for almost 6 years where Fort Riley was our last duty station. I am currently a student at Kansas State University (#EMAW) Where I am working on my Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Operations and Supply Chain management. We have two awesome children, Landon and Alivia, who are major motivators for us in life as a whole. For fun I enjoy cooking, shopping and anything to do with music.
Martin Tompkins – Management Team
From the Junction City/ Manhattan area. Martin is a licensed Master HVAC Certified professional. He moved to Kansas City for a few years but moved back to Manhattan to begin a career at De Hart Plumbing Heating & Cooling. Martin loves playing disk golf, spending time with his family and listening to music. He also has his first child on the WAY!!
Sean Butler – Service Team
Sean has lived in the Manhattan area for 5 years, however he is from Whidbey Island Washington and moved here for a job opportunity with De Hart Plumbing Heating & Cooling. Sean loves playing Call of Duty, Clash of Clans and becoming one with his couch on his days off. Sean has an unbelievable talent for customer service and has created quite the following of loyal customers who adore him because of his humor, mastering of small talk and attention to detail. And like Martin, he also has his first child on the WAY!!
Chris Ricci – Service Team
From Junction City Kansas. Chris worked on Fort Riley, plumbing all the new housing as well as historical renovations for main post before starting a career with De Hart Plumbing Heating & Cooling. He is currently studying for his Master Plumbing Test to further his plumbing knowledge to an elite level. Chris loves to workout, listen to music and spend time with his son.
Patrick Turnbow – Service Team
My name is Patrick, I’m from a little bit of everywhere. My family and I moved to the Manhattan area so that I could work for De Hart Plumbing Heating & Cooling. I received my AAS from Vatterott College after studying HVAC/R. I’ve spent several years working in the HVAC service industry in AL and in IL. I really enjoy what I do, troubleshooting heating and air conditioning systems. The more difficult the problem, the more I like. In my time-off, I really enjoy spending time with my wife and two boys. We like to go for walks and play with our dog. I am also the scout den leader of my oldest son. I look forward to serving your needs in the future.
Kurtis Scheller – Service Team
Kurtis lives in Manhattan with his wife and two cats. They moved to Kansas from Maryland in 2008 when he was stationed at Ft. Riley. Before getting into plumbing, heating and cooling he worked as a repair technician at radio shack and was an infantryman in the Army. In his down time, he makes props and costumes from movies and video games and does volunteer work with animals. Kurtis is a solid mixture of crazy cat lady and complete geek and we love him for it.