Troy began his career in HVAC and plumbing working for a contractor in 1985, where he delivered parts and supplies to employees on jobsites. He worked his way through the ranks, in several different capacities learning the trade from top to bottom. He wanted more, though. His passion for great customer service shaped his vision for starting his own business. In 2002, Troy made the commitment, and opened his first business. He started with himself, and one part time employee. His strong work ethic and focus quickly paid off. Troy continued to increase business as well as the number of employees. In November 2018 Troy purchased Lee County Plumbing & Well Service Inc. Troy’s work ethic and strong Christian values continue to impact those around him. Troy is very active in his church, local nonprofits, and has taken many mission trips to offer help and share his faith with those in need. Troy and his wife Kathleen have five children and two Grandchildren. Troy’s hobbies include traveling, boating, and perfecting his skills on the grill and smoker.
Michael Mele resides in the beautiful rural preserve of Buckingham, Florida—a suburb of Fort Myers—with his wife, Krista, and his teenage son Cameron. Michael and his wife have lived in Lee County for 16 years and feel blessed to be raising their son in such a wonderful community that boasts unparalleled weather and such a diverse locale. When he is not working, Michael can be found completing projects on the family farm or angling the Gulf waters with his family.
Born in Long Island, New York but raised in Southwest Florida, Michael has a deep appreciation for the area and a passion for bringing the best services to all the homeowners and builders that call the region home. His work in the construction industry began at age 17, when he signed on a plumber’s apprentice with a goal of simply paying for his car insurance. He would have never guessed that his summer job would lead to a lifelong career, but he would not change a thing looking back.
Having over 20 years in the trade, Michael prides himself on being able to quickly identify quality and efficient processes, and provide a level or service that far surpasses the standard thanks to his familiarization with nearly every aspect of the building industry. His high expectations paired with extensive knowledge and background experience make him a leader in the field, and those who work with him respect his expertise and work diligently to meet his standards. His outgoing and personable demeanor combined with a tireless work ethic help him to build and sustain confident, professional, and friendly relationships with clients.
Do not let the name fool you! While based out of Lee County, Michael has proudly serviced clients through all Southwest Florida—from the Florida Keys to Sarasota—since 2000.
Jennifer Sears is the newest member to our team. She is a SWFL native, born and raised in Naples. Jenn now resides in Lee County with her husband, teenage son, and (2) fur-children. She is loving every aspect of the plumbing world and is fitting in perfectly with our team. No matter the forecast, Jenn always brings the sunshine with her energetic and bubbly personality. Whether you have a leak, a clogged toilet, upgrading your water system, or tackling a new construction project, she will most likely be the first person and the last person you’ll speak with throughout the process. When not answering the phones, scheduling inspections, and paying bills – Jenn loves spending her free-time hanging out with her family, crafting, soaking up the sun at the beach, watching football, and boating with her husband and son.
Christopher Van Note
New Construction Manager
Christopher Van Note is a Florida local, born at the first hospital in Fort Myers and raised in Lehigh Acres, he is very connected to the community and is familiar of everything essential and abstract to the area. He currently occupies the role of New Construction Manager for Lee County Services. He resides in the delightful, solar powered city, Babcock Ranch with his wife, Sarah, and their children.
Chris developed his unyielding work ethic young after starting his first job at the ripe age of 13. He proceeded to take his first steps into the plumbing industry at the age of 19, not knowing it would lead him, diving head-first, towards a lifelong career. With the perfect amount of guidance and an abundance of self-determination, he began to flourish in his career and perfected his trade.
At the beginning of his plumbing career, Chris was a plumbing apprentice with no knowledge. Since then, he has broadened the scope of his expertise to include residential construction, commercial construction, well treatment, and service plumbing. He manages the new construction projects at this point in his career and oversees all our field staff and operations. He is responsible for setting job timeline expectations, managing and coaching plumbers and apprentices, and serving as a liaison between contractors, field employees, and administrative staff. He enjoys creatively solving problems to serve our customers, as well as solving any internal issues to maintain an enjoyable work environment for all of his employees.
When not working on projects in the office or helping out in the field, Chris loves to spend his free time making memories with his family, watching his favorite football team, the Dallas Cowboys, suit up on Sunday’s, throwing out some lines and fishing the beautiful fresh and salt waters of SWFL, or teeing-off with friends while trying to stay as under-par as possible, on the many exquisite golf courses in this sunny paradise.