Board of Directors


Jason Schrupp
Hanson's Plumbing & Heating, Inc., Perham, MN

Jason is a project manager/estimator for Hanson’s Plumbing and Heating, Inc. out of Vergas and Perham, MN. They offer a full line of mechanical services for both residential and commercial customers. Hanson's Plumbing and Heating company has been involved in PHCC for 30 years.


Mitchell Diers
Secretary/Treasurer & Duluth PHCC Liaison
Northern Mechanical/Plumbing Contractors Association, Duluth, MN

Jeni Blaylock
Director, Metro PHCC Liaison & Advisor to Executive Committee (Ex-Officio)
Blaylock Plumbing Co., Richfield, MN

Blaylock Plumbing has been involved with the MN PHCC for decades. Jeni is involved in her family's business as well as serving as Metro PHCC President. She is a Trustee with Local 15 Plumbers Joint Journeymen & Apprenticeship Committee. She was also appointed by the MN Commissioner of Labor & Industry to serve on the Minnesota Apprenticeship Advisory Board through 2019. She enjoys being involved in all aspects of the trade.


Jim Gander
Director & Regulatory Consultant
Superior Mechanical, Rochester, MN

Jim Gander is the founding owner of Superior Mechanical. Appointed to the Plumbing Board in 1984 by Governor Carlson and serving continuously on the subsequent Plumbing Code bodies until 2012. Jim also served on the Workers Compensation Advisory Board for Governor Pawlenty and as an alternate on the Construction Codes Advisory Committee. Father of 5 and grandfather of 10 Jim currently works at Superior Mechanical part time while helping the MNPHCC at the both the Department of Labor and the Capital and with several other clients as a Plumbing Code consultant. This is Jim’s second experience on our board as he served as a director in the 1990’s.

Tom Johnson
TM Johnson Bros., Cambridge, MN

Tom is the President & GM of T M Johnson Bros Inc.  He is a second generation Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning contractor in Cambridge MN.  The business was started in 1964 by his father Robert who was also a long time member of MN PHCC.  TMJB specializes in residential and light commercial service and remodel work in East Central MN.  Tom Is a former PHCC National Heating Contractor of the Year in 2010 and National Comfort Institute’s National Contractor of the Year in 2014.  When not working Tom enjoys riding his Harley and traveling America’s backroads.

Jeff Burman
Interim Director
Wholesaler Representative
Goodin Co., Minneapolis, MN

Sheila Hintzen
Interim Director
Richfield Plumbing Co., Bloomington, MN

Kelly Michel
Manufacturers Rep Representative
Michel Sales Agency, St. Paul, MN

Kelly Michel is a third generation member of the Michel Sales Agency, located in St. Paul, Minnesota. Currently, the company is into the 4th generation, with three of Kelly’s sons in the business. Kelly and Mary have six children. Put them all through college and married off five. Ten grandchildren continue to keep them busy and broke.


Jeremy Carlson
Immediate Past President
Carlson Duluth Company, Duluth, MN

Jeremy co-owns and operates Carlson Duluth Company of Duluth, MN and Randall’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. of Cloquet, MN.  The companies offer full mechanical contracting services focusing on mainly residential and commercial customers.  He is the fourth generation in our family to be involved in the plumbing and heating industry, and they have been involved with the PHCC association for over 50 years.