Nick Edelman, 3rd has been in the HVAC&R business since 1975, starting his career right out of high school with Marine Refrigeration and Industrial HVAC service. He's worked as a Service Technician, Installer, Field Service Manager, Project Manager, then advancing to become the General Manager of a large local firm in South Jersey and is now a Partner in all three divisions of Northeast Mechanical Services.
Butch Palmer started his career in the Plumbing trades and has been in the HVAC & Plumbing business since 1985. Butch has worked as a service and installation plumber and sheet metal and air conditioning installer. He quickly advanced into the Design, Construction, and Project Management side of the business and is now a Partner in all three divisions of Northeast.
In 2004, Nick and Butch decided to move on and partner together, and they started Northeast Mechanical Services, Inc. Nick is the President of the company, and Butch is the Vice President. With their reputation and experience behind them, the business quickly grew. In 2006, Nick and Butch partnered with long time friend and licensed Electrician Elmer Wolf and together started a separate company, Northeast Electrical Services, LLC. Elmer has been in the Electrical trades since 1988. He had worked as an electrician for various electrical subcontractors that Nick and Butch dealt with over the years, and was equally familiar with many of the same clientele. Elmer's experience is extensive in all facets of Commercial, Industrial, and Institutional work.
In 2008, Nick and Butch decided that the addition of a Plumbing Division was needed, as our customer base was requesting us to provide a complete complement of these services as well. We partnered with licensed Plumber, longtime friend and former competitor, Charlie DeRitis, and formed Northeast Plumbing Services, LLC. Charlie had worked in the same circle of customers as Nick and Butch in the past as well, so it was an easy decision. Charlie's experience and knowledge, along with his ability to think outside the box in solving complex plumbing problems, was a perfect fit. Up until the end of 2011 our Plumbing Division worked under the wing of Northeast Mechanical Services, Inc.; however, in January of 2012, we restructured our Plumbing Division and brought in Nick's oldest son, Nick 4th, who had been working and training with Charlie for the past several years. Nick quickly reached his goal and is now the licensed Plumber and Partner with Northeast Plumbing Services, LLC.