About Us

The Drake family has been taking care of 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, to drain cleaning and new plumbing fixtures in Caldwell and beyond.  One owner of Drake Mechanical is Rick Drake who began his plumbing career under the careful instruction of his father and grandfather, Rick Drake runs Drake Mechanical with his sister Judy Chivers and have benefited from their father’s vast knowledge of the plumbing, heating, and air conditioning trades. They continue to adhere to the traditional values of honesty and integrity set forth by past generations.

Prior to taking care of plumbing, heating and air conditioning the Drake Family came to Boise in the mid 1800's and were a major part of home steading 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 quality work ethic – the backbone of the business. We currently employ certified journeyman and apprentices and hand-select each employee according to their skill level, dependability, professionalism and, most importantly, their integrity.

Generation after generation, The Drake’s have been serving all of the Treasure Valley since 1909. 4th and 5th generations Rick, his sister Judy and Rick’s son Nick are all hard at work in the families plumbing, heating and air conditioning business to ensure that you receive the same personal care and attention that Drake Mechanical has come to be known for.

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 the age of 10 and has continued to work at Drake Mechanical ever since.  From starting with washing trucks and cleaning the shop to becoming a laborer and then going on to start plumbing school after graduation from Borah high school he has gotten to learn the plumbing, heating and air conditioning business from the ground up.  Nick Received his Journeyman Plumbing license in 2001, received his Plumbing Contractors license with the state of Idaho in 2005, 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
Mrs. Drake is the Director of Sales and Marketing at Drake Mechanical. Her role is a vital part of keeping the business running as well as ensuring the sales funnel of the company functions smoothly.

She is actively involved in developing the future plans of the business 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, worked his way through a 4 year apprenticeship program to become a skilled sheet metal journeyman, a field foreman, shop foreman and spent 12 years as a sheet metal apprentice instructor. He then moved on to become 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 with his emphasis on 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 has a vast knowledge in sheet metal and fabricated duct work.  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 of running and managing large commercial projects. 

Monique L., Administrative Assistance
Monique comes with 30 + experience in the administrative field. She brings a lot to the table. She is willing to go above and beyond what is asked of her. She is on top of her work and always asking for more to do. She has one of those shining personalities that brings a smile to anybody she speaks with. She is amazing with our customers and our employees. She truly is a great asset to the Drake Family.

Wendi T., Dispatcher/Office Assistance 
Wendi is a cancer survivor and makes the most out of life!! Every day is a gift!! She have over 20 years of customer service experience. She work hard to make sure That 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 person that we have come across, from the moment she started our customers and staff loved her.

Plumbers

 

Brauilo C.
Greg M.
John K.
Jordan M.
Nate W.
Terrence T.
Thomas C.

 

HVAC

 

Bob B.
Bryce T.
JCody B.
Dean S.
Don M.

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, that are irreplaceable.  The atmosphere and energy is 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 actually enjoy coming to work every day!"