John T. Fontecchio III along with his wife Karen started Johnny's Plumbing & Heating in 1978. They started this new business with two employees and carried out all operations of the business from the garage of their home. John’s first company work truck consisted of a 1966 Chevrolet truck and then later evolved into two small tan colored Toyota trucks which to this day is still talked about today by the locals.

Nineteen years later in February of 1997 the decision to incorporate the business was made. The business incorporated as Johnny's Plumbing & Hydronics Company (JPH) to set itself apart by utilizing the name to announce its specialties in the hydronic heating industry. It is estimated that as of 2007 Johnny's Plumbing and Hydronics Co. has installed easily over 500 hot water heating systems combined with baseboard heat,snowmelt, in-floor heating systems, and varied combinations of heating systems.. JPH is recognized throughout Colorado as a leader in the radiant heating industry and works diligently with manufacturers and heating engineers to create the most efficient and economical heating systems imaginable.


Johnny's Plumbing & Hydronics employs many motivated, hard-working people, including several family members who still work for the company. The principle office staff -the backbone of the company are as follows- The primary corporate office contacts for JPH are:

John T. Fontecchio III : President

Karen Fontecchio : Executive Vice President

John T. Fontecchio IV : Vice President - Operations

Tony Fontecchio : Vice President - Projects

Lisa (Fontecchio) O'Rourke : Director / Human Resources

Stephanie Fontecchio : Office Support / Administration

Shawn Wells : Warehouse Manager / Counter Sales

Bruce Hitt : Company Cotrnoller

Dennis Strimback: I.T.

Mike Kimmick : I.T.

Tom Cekis : Warehouse Support / Delivery

Pat Shotts : Warehouse Manager

Lee Neal : Warehouse Support

Nick Stronz : Scheduling

From the beginning, JPH has been a family owned and operated business. John's wife, daughter, and two sons are all heavily involved in managing day- to -day operations, lending their own time and expertise to the development of the company. Over the years, this family oriented approach has indeed proven successful by their efforts and those of their employees. JPH has grown to become one of the largest and most successful plumbing contractor firms in Southern Colorado. JPH has expanded principle operations to three locations in Colorado. This strategic growth has created new services that includes fireplace installations, HVAC, backflow prevention, E-ONE pump service/ repairs, counter sales, sewer cleaning, video inspections, appliances, and much more. JPH handles all phases of plumbing and heating from small service calls, residential /commercial plumbing, remodels, multi-family housing, and light industrial.

The Cañon City facility boasts a beautiful 3,500 square foot showroom exhibiting the newest luxury kitchen and bath products for consumers to drop in and feel the experience. This showroom signifies endless resources of luxurious plumbing products that enable JPH to thrive within the industry. Here you will see many working displays that offer samplings of how certain products operate in normal working conditions. The company’s main corporate offices are also located in this facility.

According to company Vice President John T. Fontecchio IV - "excellent customer service and extraordinary professionalism has been the foundation upon which the company has built it's reputation. The driving force behind our success has been our dad. He's always had the philosophy that doing a great job for the customer is more important than the bottom line. His idea was and still is - MAKE IT RIGHT." 

JPH has worked on thousands of jobsites projecting all over Colorado including cities far from its normal geographic locations. Such areas consist of Aspen, Avon, Vail, Trinidad, Crested Butte, Salida, Colorado Springs, Denver, Westcliffe, Buena Vista, and many other locations. Jobs have even been completed as far away as the states of Arizona, California and New Mexico.

The evolution of JPH has been constant and always on the cutting edge. The strive to remain ahead of the competition has fueled the energy to keep the connection with new technological advances and ever changing demands within the industry. Needless to say, JPH is always moving forward. This style of business is merely a sampling of the hard work, craftsmanship, and dedication that is inflicted into every job encountered by JPH. This company is powered by good old fashion word of mouth from satisfied customers.


730 SOUTH 8TH,