Meet the Mastertech Team
Jerry – General Manager
If you like Western movies and novels about frontier adventures, you and Jerry could be friends! Jerry started working at MasterTech in 2003 as a Service Technician and is now the General Manager. Jerry and his wife Shelly live on a small farm near Boonville, with their daughter Kalani attending college nearby. His two sons both serve in the U.S. Air Force: Josh lives in Florida when not stationed in Afghanistan, and Logan and his wife Courtney and Jerry's new grandson reside in Germany. Jerry enjoys the family work environment of MasterTech and being able to share his knowledge and experiences with a true group of professionals who give their best every day. While spending time with family and friends is at the top of his priority list, he also enjoys hunting, fishing, and working outdoors around his farm.
Denise – CSR Supervisor/Dispatcher
Denise has been with MasterTech for more than 15 years and continues to be the “Hub of Mastertech!” Spending time with family and friends is what Denise loves doing best. Denise resides in Sturgeon with her husband Butch and son Logan; her daughter Katie lives nearby with her precious granddaughter, Brynlee. In addition to watching her son play basketball, she loves doing crafts, cooking, and photography. Anything Mexican always sounds good to eat, and she enjoys listening to all kinds of music as well as watching The Voice, Big Brother, and The Walking Dead tv shows. It is the family atmosphere at MasterTech that Denise loves the most, “appreciating that although we work hard as a team to take care of our customers, we also take time to laugh and enjoy our day together too.”
Alex – Customer Service Representative
Alex grew up in Rolla but currently lives in Columbia. She has 4 brothers and sisters and family is a big part of her life! When she is not at MasterTech or spending time with family, Alex enjoys listening to live music, watching movies and playing with her dog. She loves all food and says one of her favorite things about working at MasterTech is that we are like a big family--and that includes lots of food and time eating together! Alex enjoys working at MasterTech because we care so much about our customers and she likes being right on the front line of service.
Laura – Business Manager
Laura has been Russ’s right-hand (wo)man since it all began, over 25 years ago! She is the magic behind most things MasterTech and you can’t help but smile when talking to her on the phone. When Laura is not working, which is not often, she enjoys cooking, reading, and watching movies. Some of her favorites are “Red,” “Dan in Real Life,” “The Holiday,” and “White Christmas.” Why has Laura stayed with MasterTech for so long? “I enjoy the people, the food they bring in for special occasions, laughing with my coworkers. I enjoy the emphasis on improving ourselves as individuals and as a company.” Oh, and if you want to give Laura a gift of appreciation, she’s pretty easy to please: chocolate.
Whitney – Marketing & HR Manager
Having grown up around the MasterTech family, Whitney loves to be a part of the team here! She and her family live in Columbia, and spending time with them and her friends ranks high on her list of priorities. She’s a huge Missouri sports fan and is always up for adventures and traveling. Whitney has an eclectic taste in music, and documentaries and comedies are her favorite movie genres. We appreciate the creative and fun spirit she has brought to MasterTech.
Jeremy – Warehouse Manager
Jeremy grew up in the mid-Missouri area where he has made his permanent home. He is married and has three daughters. In his free time, he enjoys playing, writing and recording music. His favorite food is ribeye steak - preferably grass-fed, and he likes working at MasterTech because, "The owners and management are about the employees and their families."
Nathan – Excavation Foreman
Nathan has worked at MasterTech for more than 9 years. When he is not saving people from the trenches (literally), Nathan enjoys anything and everything outdoors and spending time with his family. In 2012, Nathan was the winner of the MasterTech Chili Cook-Off, and his recipe was chosen as the winner of the 7th Annual Rootin’ Tootin’ Chili Cook-Off which supports the Boys and Girls Club of Columbia! Nathan is married to Heather and they have three daughters – Lizzie, Josie and Carly.
Eliot – Excavation Team
Eliot was born in Mexico but has made Columbia his home with his wife and two children. He enjoys playing soccer, fishing and video games! His favorite part of MasterTech is his coworkers. Eliot is a friend to all and is always the first to volunteer to help a friend in need!
CJ – HVAC Technician
CJ adds a great deal of energy to the MasterTech team! He is always smiling and his laughter is contagious. CJ grew up and still lives in Fulton with his girlfriend Cindy and his two children, Kylie and Garrett. He started out as an intern building electronics but is now a certified heating and cooling service technician and installer here at MasterTech, where he enjoys the team focus and the positive work environment. CJ’s favorite shows to watch are The Big Bang Theory and Survivor, and he enjoys “trying” to play guitar in his spare time.
Tim – HVAC Install Crew
Tim is originally from the Dixon area but is enjoying life in Columbia! He always has a smile on his face and is the first to lend a helping hand. His favorite food is "STEAK!!!" and in his free time he likes fixing things and watching sports. Tim says his favorite part of his job is knowing that the work he does makes people comfortable in their homes.
Chad – Service Technician
Chad has been with MasterTech for 9 years and our customers have enjoyed working with him as much as his fellow employees! He and his wife Lori live in Pilot Grove with their two daughters, Chloe and Leah. In the summer time, he enjoys gardening, from which he cans THE most amazing salsa – it’s no surprise that Mexican food is his favorite. He can also be found coaching his daughters’ sports teams in his spare time. He enjoys everyone he works with here at MasterTech, and being able to take care of his customers’ plumbing problems is one of the most satisfying aspects of his job.
Corey – Service Technician
Doing anything outdoors appeals to Corey, particularly hunting and fishing – he also runs bass fishing tournaments at Mark Twain Lake in his down time! He resides in Boonville with his wife and daughter Olivia. Corey lists anything BBQ as his favorite food. The opportunity to help his customers resolve their problems is one of the things Corey enjoys most about working at MasterTech.
Seth – Service Technician
Seth grew up in the plumbing industry, helping his dad run a plumbing company in Richland, Missouri. He then attended Ranken Technical College and received his certificate in plumbing technology. Seth brings a wealth of knowledge, energy and laughter to MasterTech! When he is not plumbing, Seth enjoys riding his dirt bike, fixing up classic cars and spending time with family and friends.
Josh – Service Technician
So you know that Josh is a Master Technician at MasterTech, but did you know he also plays drums, piano and sings?! Josh plays music all around Mid-Missouri with a local band. When he's not serving our customers or playing music, Josh enjoys hanging out with friends. Regarding working at MasterTech, Josh enjoys the great people he works with and says "I love learning new things each day."
Justin – Service Technician
Justin lives in Macon with his wife and two children. He came to MasterTech with experience in maintenance and hit the ground running. He loves meeting new people and helping them by fixing their problems, and he enjoys doing that every day at MasterTech! He also enjoys steak--porterhouse or ribeye specifically--and his favorite pastimes include spending time with friends and family, watching Cardinals baseball and grilling on his Big Green Egg.
Chris – Service Consultant
Chris is a lifelong resident of Columbia and lives here with his wife. He enjoys anything outdoors including fishing, camping and being his son's biggest fan while he professionally races ATVs. He enjoys listening to country music and eating BBQ. Chris's favorite thing about working at MasterTech is being able to work with his hands, being outdoors and helping our customers!
Annette – Co-Owner/Warehouse Manager
Annette was born in Oxford, Ohio and has been living in Columbia for over 25 years. Annette is married to Russ and they have 3 grown children, Rebecca, Rachel and Nathaniel and three grandsons, Matthew, Tristan and Connor. Annette enjoys quilting and doing activities with her family. She enjoys watching The Three Musketeers and eating pizza. Annette enjoys working for MasterTech because, well…she has the best boss!
Russ – Owner
Russ started Inexpensive Plumbing in 1990, working out of a canary yellow van. Today, he is still a Master Plumber, but doesn’t go on too many plumbing calls (unless Denise makes him). Instead, he works on making MasterTech a world-class organization. When he’s not talking plumbing or politics, he’s definitely talking whitewater kayaking. His favorite movie is Avatar and what he likes most about MasterTech is “the people and sense of mission.”