About Us

The Drake family has cared for your plumbing, heating, and air conditioning needs in the Treasure Valley since 1909. Drake Mechanical is the only five-generation plumbing, heating, and air conditioning company in the Treasure Valley and is still family-owned and operated. Drake Mechanical has been serving the Treasure Valley, from plumbing in Boise to heating and furnace work in Meridian, wet side cooling and air conditioning work in Eagle, boilers in Nampa, drain cleaning, and new plumbing fixtures in Caldwell and beyond. Nick Drake, the fifth-generation owner of Drake Mechanical, began his plumbing career under the careful instruction of his father (Rick) and his grandfather (Dick). Rick Drake ran Drake Mechanical with his sister, Judy Chivers, and they benefited from their father’s vast knowledge of the plumbing, heating, and air conditioning trades.

Before taking care of plumbing, heating, and air conditioning, the Drake Family came to Boise in the mid-1800s and was a major part of homesteading the Treasure Valley and Idaho City. In 1909 they started Drake and Sons Plumbing and Heating, and in 1978 Dick Drake and Rick Drake Branched off from Drake Plumbing and started Drake Mechanical, which has become the number one plumbing, heating, and air conditioning service and installation shop in the Treasure Valley, Drake Mechanical is built on trust, integrity, quality service and our reputation for making sure that you-the customer is taken care of from start to finish and are completely satisfied.

The Drake family has created a loyal customer base with their quality products and work ethic – the backbone of the business. We currently employ certified journeymen and apprentices and hand-select each employee according to their skill level, dependability, professionalism, and, most importantly, integrity.

Generation after generation, The Drakes have served the Treasure Valley since 1909. 4th and 5th generations 

Meet the Office Team

Nick Drake, President / Plumbing Commercial Estimator / New Business Development
Rick’s son Nick has jumped into the family business with both feet. Nick started working for his dad at age ten and has continued working at Drake Mechanical ever since. From starting washing trucks and cleaning the shop to becoming a laborer and then starting plumbing school after graduation from Borah High School, he has learned the plumbing, heating, and air conditioning business from the ground up. Nick Received his Journeyman Plumbing license in 2001, his Plumbing Contractors license with the state of Idaho in 2005, his Contractor’s license in the State of North Dakota in 2011, Washington Contractors license in 2019 and became the President and owner of the company in May of 2017 and continues to oversee the day-to-day operations along with being the plumbing and wet side construction estimator and project manager.


Rebecca Drake, Secretary / Treasurer, New Business Development and Sales/Marketing

Rebecca manages the day-to-day operations and financials of the business, along with Sales and Marketing. Her role is a vital part of keeping the business running and ensuring the company's sales funnel functions smoothly.

She is actively involved in developing the business's future plans so that it can continue serving the Treasure Valley for decades to come. 

Fred Roberts, Vice President / HVAC Commercial Estimator 
Fred has been involved in the dry-side HVAC business for 34 years. He started as a shop hand when he was a teenager. He worked through a 4-year apprenticeship program to become a skilled sheet metal journeyman, a field foreman, and a shop foreman and spent 12 years as a sheet metal apprentice instructor. He then became an estimator & project manager, estimating and managing HVAC projects, both public & private, up to 2 million. Fred has now joined the team of experts at Drake Mechanical to help sell and manage a wide range of projects, emphasizing sheet metal & dry-side HVAC projects.

Jerry Roberts, Service Manager
Jerry is a great asset to our team. He brings over 15+ years of experience and vast knowledge in sheet metal and fabricated ductwork. Jerry is our Service Manager and is very involved in the day-to-day operations with all our Service Technicians. Jerry is also involved in our commercial sales team with his background in running and managing large commercial projects. 


Wendi T., Dispatcher/Office Assistance 
Wendi is a cancer survivor and makes the most out of life!! Every day is a gift!! She has over 20 years of customer service experience. She works hard to make sure yhat our customers get great service, which includes working closely with our technicians, they are the ones doing the hard work and we rely on them to do the best job for our customers. She has been in Boise since September 2021 (Coming from Colorado). She is one of the most organized and caring people that we have come across, from the moment she started our customers and staff loved her.



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Why Our Employees Like Working at Drake Mechanical

Danielle – "The opportunity to work at Drake for me, has been more than a job. It has been a rewarding and an exciting growth for myself and my son. Truly enjoy coming every day, and I have built relationships with my coworkers, which are irreplaceable. The atmosphere and energy are always positive, and our office staff feels like family."

Fred – "The big family and personal type working atmosphere are a definite plus. The idea of being able to talk directly to upper management when problems or concerns come up makes this a comfortable working environment."

Don – Enjoys management

Matt – "I love working here because we are family and we do great clean work and the bosses appreciate it and we have the best coffee in town."

Wendi – "I am very blessed to be here at Drake’s Mechanical, I started here in October 2021 and this is an amazing family-oriented place to work. They make me feel like I am part of the family right away. I enjoy coming to work every day!"