Our People

This is our team, a lot of friendly, knowledgeable people willing to help you with whatever you need.
Collage of People working at Penn Yan

Our Team

With over 100 years of combined experience in the customer service and construction industry, we’ve got a well-seasoned team at the helm.
Brian Cunningham on Phone at Penn Yan

Brian Cunningham, OWNER

Brian came to work at Penn Yan Plumbing and Heating in 2005, and has always worked with a customers first mentality. In 2008, he and his wife, Erin, purchased the business from the previous owners, Don and Nancy D’Amico. Brian is well-versed in many areas of construction stemming from his years of ... Read more
Matt Briggs on the phone at Penn Yan

Matt Briggs

Matt has worked at Penn Yan Plumbing and Heating for almost twenty years. He spends most of his day answering your questions, troubleshooting solutions to your problems and doing research for you, though you may find him working on the occasional pump rebuild.
Tom Swarthout Coming Soon

Tom Swarthout

After a sabbatical from Penn Yan Plumbing and Heating, Tom recently rejoined the Penn Yan Plumbing and Heating staff. Tom has over forty years of experience in the retail construction industry, including twenty years of management. Tom is here to help you with anything you need, and is also our ... Read more
Mike Jensen Coming Soon

Mike Jensen

Mike came to work at Penn Yan Plumbing and Heating in 2013. Mike can usually be found making sure that our shelves are stocked and organized with the supplies and products you need.
Steven Schmidl Coming Soon

Steven Schmidl

After a small sabbatical away, Steven rejoined us in 2017. Steve is a customer service representative, so if you give us a call or stop in you may be lucky enough to chat with him. On occasion, you may see him on the road making a special delivery to one of you or picking up a special product we need.
Vanessa McMinn filing at Penn Yan Office

Vanessa McMinn

Vanessa came on board in 2016. She is our back-office guru, and works mostly behind the scenes keeping the office in order and running smoothly.
Nick Ovenshire Coming Soon

Nick Ovenshire

Nick is the newest member of our staff. He helps keep the store organized and stocked. Give him a wave to say hi if you see him driving one of our trucks around for the occasional delivery or product pick-up.
Harper Cunningham Coming Soon

Harper Cunningham

Harper joined our team in 2013. She works hard helping keep the store clean and everyone entertained.