Kevin Chambers Jr.
Kevin was born and raised in Fresno, CA. He and his wife have been married since 2009 and have one son. Kevin started in the industry with Bill Nelson Construction in 2007 as a pipe layer and worked his way into the office becoming the Senior Estimator and Project Supervisor in 2008. He joined R & B Company in August of 2014 in an Inside Sales and Estimator position at the Fresno Branch. He transferred to the Bakersfield branch and accepted the District Manager position when it opened in March 2015.
Kenny was born and raised in Bakersfield, Ca. He married his high school sweetheart in the fall of 2015. He began working in the supply industry in 2011, with Bakersfield Pipe and Supply, specializing in oil and gas pipe, valves and fittings. In his spare time, he enjoys offshore fishing with family and friends. Kenny accepted an inside sales position at R&B in September of 2016 and is excited to continue to service Bakersfield and the surrounding area.
Taylor was born and raised in Bakersfield, CA she graduated from North High School, where she met her husband. They have one daughter and she spends most of her time with her family and enjoying the outdoors. Taylor spent nearly a decade as a cosmetologist. Wanting a change of pace, she worked as a customer service manager for a wholesale distributor where she spent a few years learning all she could about day to day operations and customer service. Taylor joined the R&B team in early 2018
Milton was born in Oxnard, CA and moved to Bakersfield in 2005. He later graduated high school there and moved to Santa Barbara for college. After a few years, he moved back and began working at a warehouse for a cable installation company. He later joined R&B Bakersfield in April of 2015.
Jenny was born in Santa Paula CA, and raised in Oak View CA. She has been around waterworks her whole life, her mom worked for Westburne and Famillian, and Jenny could always be found running around the warehouse. Jenny has been in the industry since 2001, she started out at Groeniger & Company in Santa Paula, right out of High School as a receptionist then moved her way up to Office Manager/Purchasing Agent. When the crash hit in 2008 she tried different lines of business, but nothing was the same as being in the waterworks industry. She found herself relocating to Bakersfield, CA where she started working at HD Supply as Inside sales and moved up to Operations Manager. Jenny joined the R&B family in September of 2017.
Marco was raised in Kern County, CA. He started working in the underground utility industry in 2002 for West Valley Construction as a laborer installing water mains and water services. He was eventually promoted to superintendent and he assisted in everyday operations and scheduling for daily construction jobs. He is married and has two kids, a son, and daughter. Marco joined R&B Company in 2018 as an inside sales representative at our Bakersfield Branch.
Howard was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. He later moved to Bakersfield where he currently resides with his wife of 13 years and their 3 children. Howard began working in the HDPE industry in 2002 and as a certified steel welder. He previously worked for KWH pipe, P&F Distributors, & Maskell Pipe & Supply. He joined the R&B Company family in July of 2016.
Ryan was born and raised in the Chico area. He first started working in the yard of a construction supply company called Pacific Supply in 1995. Later, he moved on to Camellia Valley Supply which was purchased by Ferguson Enterprises in 2005. In 2007, he went to work for Pace Supply Corp until recently when he joined R&B Co in 2009.
Jim was born in Los Gatos and moved to the Oroville area in 1976. He first started working in water works with Camellia Valley Supply in 1993 which was purchased by Ferguson Enterprises in 2005. In 2007, he went to work for Pace Supply Corp until 2012 when he went to work for Groeniger & Co. He has since went to work with R&B Co. in 2015.
Kevin was born and raised in the Fresno area. He and his wife have five children, three sons and two daughters. Kevin began his career in the waterworks industry with his father’s construction company, Haskell Construction, in 1983. In 1990, he moved to Hydro Conduit and got started in his sales career. He later went to work for National waterworks in 2003 as Outside Sales Representative. In 2010, Kevin accepted a position with Mueller Company as Territory Sales Representative for Central and part of Northern California. He joined R&B Company in February of 2012.
Brady was born and raised in Hanford, California. He began his career in waterworks as a warehouse worker/driver for R&B Company in Fresno in February of 2015 and is now part of the Inside Sales Team.
Allyn was born and raised in Fresno. He moved to Wonder Valley in 2006 with his wife and 14 year old son. Starting at Valley Pipe and Supply years ago, then moving on to National waterworks in 2004; who was later bought out by HD Supply waterworks. He started in the warehouse and worked his way up to outside sales. Allyn has 12 years of experience in the waterworks industry.
Hunter was born and raised in Hanford, California. He began working at R&B in the warehouse as a summer job in 2014, while still in high school. He instantly had a passion for the waterworks industry. Hunter set a state record in varsity football for most Sacs in a single game in 2015, and graduated from Sierra Pacific High School in 2016. Hunter immediately went to work full time as an inside sales person after graduation, and dedicated himself to learning and growing with R&B. Along with working at R&B, Hunter is working toward completing his bachelors degree, he enjoys hunting and fishing. He was promoted to outside sales in March of 2017.
Born and raised in the Central Valley, class of 81’ Manteca High School, attended San Joaquin Delta and Fresno City College. Moved to Fresno in the fall of 82’ started in Waterworks with Pipeline Products, Inc. and has worked for Parkson Pipe, Famillian Waterworks, US Filter, National Waterworks, & HD Supply. Dan worked as the Neptune Meters Product Specialist for HD Supply and Measurement Control Systems for the last 10 years. He joined R&B Company in November of 2012.
Rob was born in Fresno, California. He married his High School sweetheart in May of 1991 and they have three sons Robbie, Ryan & Nicholas. Rob started his waterworks career at Groeniger & Company in 1991 in the warehouse and worked his way up through the years. Rob joined R&B Company in March of 2018 as an Outside Salesperson. Rob enjoys fishing, camping, family & growing a huge garden
Marc was born in Fowler, CA and grew up in Salinas. He has two children and currently lives in Fresno, CA. Marc began working for PE O’Hare in 1972 and later moved into outside sales. In 1985 he began working for Groeniger & Company, by 1988 he was transferred to Fresno to take on the Branch Manager position. Marc joined R & B Company in August 2010.
Chris was born and raised in Visalia, California. He married his junior high sweetheart in April of 2016. Chris began working for Grainger industrial supply as a warehouse associate in 2013 and later moved into onsite consulting. In 2017 he began his career with R&B as a warehouse worker/Driver and a year later was promoted to warehouse manager. As of July 2018, he is now a part of the inside sales team. He also enjoys shooting and golfing any weekend he is able and traveling with his wife.
Rick is thrilled to be a part of R&B Company! He is a Bay Area native, born and raised in Fremont, California.
Rick’s experience in the industry spans 35+ years, learning from his grandfather and father through the family waterworks business, Groeniger & Company, founded in 1949. It was here that Rick gained his strong knowledge of product, sales, and established his value of customer/vendor relationships. After selling their business in 2011 to Ferguson Enterprises, Rick continued his work as Branch Manager for their Hayward location, until joining R&B in January 2018.
Rick currently resides in Livermore with his family. He and his wife, Alecia, married in 1993 and have two children, Garren and Grace. Rick has a long standing passion for automobiles, especially those that are vintage. During his spare time, he can often be found working under the hood of an old car, although he prefers to be racing one! He also enjoys watching sports, traveling, and spending time with his family and friends.
Jim "Jimmy" Sockol
Jim was born and raised in Oakland CA, but after he got married he moved to Canada to be closer to his wife’s family. Jim started his career in water works in 1997 doing underground installation work. He moved back to California where he worked for RW French, but in 1999 he began working as an estimator for Groeniger & Company. After a year he was promoted to outside sales. Jim joined the Oakley R&B sales team in November of 2017. Jim and his wife have two boys.
Mary was born in Castro Valley and has lived in the Bay Area her whole life. She graduated from Arroyo High School in San Lorenzo, where she currently lives. Mary started in waterworks in 1990 with Groeniger & Company, her mother was the credit manger and her brother was in fire protection sales. She started as the branch secretary and worked her way up to inside sales for municipalities. Mary joined R&B Company in June 2018 at the new Hayward branch. She has 2 daughters and 4 grandkids ( 2 boys and 2 girls).
Jesse was born in San Francisco and now lives in Union City, Ca. He worked in the Precast Industry for about 16 years at Christy Concrete as a purchaser, then moved to sales of utility vaults, and then 3 years sales with Jensen Precast. He worked for HD Supply Water Works for about 1 year. Jesse has been married for 26 years with 3 kids, two daughters and one son, and one grandson. He is a faithful San Francisco 49er fan.
Scott was born in San Francisco, CA. He was raised in the East Bay and went to high school in Hayward, CA. He started working in the waterworks industry with Groeniger & Company in 1981. His career started as a driver/warehouseman, and then he moved into inside sales, and shortly thereafter was promoted to outside sales. He has worked with various contractors and municipalities over the last 30+ years. Scott joined Hayward R&B sales team in June 2018. He currently lives in Livermore and enjoys spending time with his family and friends.
Bob has been working in water works for 29 years with Groeniger & Company/Ferguson. He started out in the warehouse there and worked his way up to inside sales, then warehouse manager and then to manager of counter and operations. Bob has been married to his high school sweetheart for 33 years, they have four kids and six awesome grandchildren. He enjoys family BBQ’s, camping and East Bay teams (Raiders, Warriors, and the Athletics). Bob joined R&B company as the Hayward warehouse manager in August 2018.
Roger was born and raised in San Jose. He now resides in Ripon with his wife and two children. Roger started in the waterworks industry with Kenko Utility Supply in 1991 as a truck driver and warehouse clerk. In 1995, he moved to their Tracy branch fulfilling duties in purchasing and sales, as well as the Warehouse Supervisor. He was promoted to the Tracy Branch Manager in 2000. Roger joined R&B in March of 2006 as the District Manager.
Tiffany, born in Walnut Creek, was raised in the Tracy/Manteca area where she resides today. Straight out of High School, Tiffany worked several places before finding herself in the waterworks industry. In the 1990's, she worked off and on at Kenko Utility Supply. She joined R&B in April 2006 when the Manteca Branch opened.
Ramiro was born in Mexico and came to the U.S. in 1989. He lived in the bay area where he attended high school. He joined R&B in August 2003 at the Redwood City branch as a warehouse employee. Today, he is the warehouse manager for the Manteca Branch. Ramiro has 10 years of experience in the Waterworks industry.
Bart was born in Burlingame, CA and grew up in San Jose. In 1984, he graduated from Liberty University in Virginia, and then drove to Alaska. He lived in Anchorage for 3 years, working a variety of interesting occupations, including two years as an improvisational comedian. From 1995 to 2003, Bart was a full-time substitute teacher at a public high school in Orange County, teaching all subjects, before taking a sales position with Kenko Utility Supply. He has been with R&B since April 2006 as an inside and outside sales associate. Bart lives in Modesto with his wife, step-son and two daughters.
Dave was born and raised in West Sacramento, and currently lives in Manteca. He started in 1975 as a truck driver for Water Works Supply, then spent a summer doing hot taps for Camellia Valley. He then worked in sales for Parkson in Fresno, Kenko in Tracy, and the last 17 years for Groeniger &Co. Dave is married and has two daughters.
Matthew Ortiz was born and raised in Stockton/Manteca Area. He now resides in Manteca with his wife and two children. Matthew started out working with Contech Engineered Solutions in 2005 as a forklift operator, then truck driver and was promoted to Yard Manager. In 2012 he went to work for Cal-Sierra Pipe as an Inside Sales Associate. Matthew joined R&B Company as a Sales Associate in 2015.
Paul was born and raised in central Iowa. He moved to California in 1984. He started working with Kenko in 1985. In 2009 he went to work with Corix. Paul joined R&B in February of 2016.
Dave was born and raised in Fremont CA. He started his waterworks career in 2004 with Groeniger & Company and then Ferguson Waterworks. Dave started in the warehouse and worked his way up from there to hold several different positions including Inside Sales, Outside Sales, Estimating, Estimating Manager and Project Management. He currently lives in Manteca with his wife Leilani and four kids JT, Lucas, Isabella and Lorenzo. Dave joined R&B in February 2018.
Jeff was born in California, raised in Oregon, and attended college in Texas. He now resides in Brentwood with his wife and son. He worked for 14 years in underground construction as a foreman, project manager, and chief estimator. He has been serving as a board member of the Contra Costa Builders Exchange since 2005. Jeff joined R&B in March of 2007.
Mo was born and raised in Fiji. He moved to Palo Alto in 1993 to complete high school. After high school, he worked as a delivery driver for his family’s construction company. He joined R&B in 2001 at the Redwood City store as a delivery driver and warehouse clerk. He moved to the Oakley branch in March 2005.
Michael Grove was born in San Leandro Ca, spending his youth traveling all over the United States giving him a unique look life. He started out as a warehouse worker at Groeniger & Co in 2005 and joined the Oakley R&B branch in May 2018 as the warehouse manager. He currently resides in Antioch Ca. with his wife of 18 years and his two children. He enjoys listening to music, fishing, annoying his two teenagers, and yelling at the tv when his football team loses.
Misty was born and raised in the Bay Area where she continues to live and work today. She started in the waterworks industry at Kenko Utility Supply in 2003. She joined R&B Company in May 2005.
Shannon was born and raised in the Bay Area where she continues to live and work today. Previously she worked for the Reclamation District for 5 years. She has four daughters and one granddaughter. She has been with R&B since December. 2014
Joe was born In Boise, Idaho but was raised in the Bay Area. He is a graduate of California State University, Fresno. He and his wife continue to live in the Bay Area today with their 2 children. He joined R&B in June of 2014.
David (DJ) Johnson was born and raised in Hayward, Ca. He joined Groeniger & Co in 2007 where he started a career in the waterworks industry. He worked in the warehouse in various positions until he was promoted to Sales in 2015. He joined R&B in July 2017. David married his high school sweetheart in 2007 and now has three children; Noah, Azariah, and Ariel. They currently reside in Tracy, Ca.
Jim was born in Michigan but moved around a lot during his early years. He was in the Navy from 1970-1974, after which he started working at Groeniger & Company. In 1985 he moved to Kenko Utility Supply and in 2011 he moved to Ferguson Water Works. In November of 2018, Jim joined the R&B team at our Oakley branch. He has 2 daughters and 6 grandchildren, he is expecting his first great-grandson in July.
Redwood City Branch
Jake was born and raised on his family farm in Willows, CA. He now resides in Willow Glen. He graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2005. He joined Ferguson Enterprises after graduating and worked for them for 3 1/2 years. With Ferguson, he started as a Management Trainee and worked his way up to Outside Sales. He also helped start the San Jose Branch of Ferguson waterworks. He joined R&B in March of 2009.
Ignacio Leon Jr.
Nacho was born in Los Angeles, California and moved to the Bay Area in 1999. He started working for Infinity as a manager from 2006-2011. In September 2011 he started working for R&B in as a Class A driver and is now the Wearhouse Manager for the Redwood City branch. He currently lives in Newark with his wife and 3 daughters.
Vanessa was born in Santa Rosa, but raised in Millbrae. She went to Mills High School where she played soccer and softball. Vanessa has been in the Bio Tech industry for over 7 years. She joined R&B Company in August 2012.
Alan was born and raised in San Francisco. He started at Dalziel Plumbing Supply in 1980. He joined R&B in 1994 where he has worked in jobs from delivery driver to inside sales.
Purchasing & Operations Manager
Jon was born & raised in San Jose, CA. He worked for Kenko Company for 3 years. Jon joined R & B Company in July 2010.
Miguel was born and raised in Mexico. He lives in Ceres with his wife and two children. He moved to the U.S. in 1993 and started working for an airline catering business based at the San Francisco airport. He joined R&B in 1999 in the warehouse and has worked his way to inside sales.
Rory was born in Los Angeles and moved to Northern California in 1977. He presently resides in Sunnyvale. He started in the waterworks industry in 1984 at Groeniger & Company's Hayward location. He moved into sales after a short period of time. In 1992, he changed to Kenko Utility Supply in San Jose as an outside sales associate. From there, he went to work for The Frank A. Olsen Company, a manufacturer's engineered valve representative, in Livermore as an outside sales associate. He joined R&B in 2003.
Bobby was born in Watsonville Ca. but was raised in Stanislaus Count where he graduated from Hilmar High School. He joined R&B company in 2002 where he worked various jobs from counter sales to inside sales.
Boris was born in the USSR on 4th of July, the year US decided to boycott the Soviet Summer Olympics, so naturally he found his way to San Francisco, CA when he was 12 years old. He grew up in Burlingame and later relocated to San Jose, where he studied Business Management at San Jose State University. While living in San Jose Boris kept himself busy remodeling and appraising residential real estate. In 2014 Boris decided to try something new and joined the R&B team in Redwood City, where he resides now. In his personal time Boris enjoys traveling, home remodeling and beer league ice hockey.
Les was raised in Baldwin Park, CA and then moved to Bullhead City, AZ which is where he got his start in the waterworks industry as a truck driver for US Filter Distribution Group/National Waterworks in 1998. Since then, he worked his way up to becoming an Operations Manager for them and HD Supply Waterworks. He has four boys and currently resides with his wife in the South Bay Area since 2013. He joined R&B in April of 2014.
Tony was born in San Leandro, CA and raised in Sunol, CA. He is married with two daughters. Tony went to college at Cal State Hayward and graduated with a Business degree. He worked for Groeniger & Company/Ferguson Waterworks for 11 years. Tony started at R&B Company in January 2018.
Michael was born in Mission Viejo, California. A Son of a Lieutenant Colonel in the Marine Corps, Michael also grew up in Virginia, Tennessee, and Colorado. He attended the Air Force Academy, in Colorado Springs as a Division 1 Baseball Recruit and later graduated UCLA with a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography. He is a recent transplant from Southern California, and is a passionate Dodgers fan lost amongst a sea of Giants fans. He enjoys outdoor activities such as golfing, fishing, snowboarding and traveling. On the weekends you have a good chance of running into him at the local Bay Area casinos playing poker. He joined R&B Company in August of 2017.
Gabe was born and raised in San Jose. He went to college at the University of Oregon, where he graduated with a degree in business and economics. Gabe moved back to San Jose and joined R&B in November of 2016.
Michael was born and raised in Hayward CA., he is married to his High School sweetheart and has two kids. He was a sprinkler fitter for 5 years before moving into the water works industry. He in water works at HD Supply as a warehouse manager, then he gained experience at Corix doing inside sales, later at Pace he became and Estimator. Michael joined R&B in 2018.
Bob Barstad was born and raised in the bay area. He currently resides in Dixon, CA. with his wife Kim and two children Taylor and Zack. Shortly after High School Bob started in the Waterworks industry with Groeniger & Co. he spent 24 years with Groeniger. Bob joined R&B in April of 2012. Bob has 25years of experience in the Waterworks industry.
Was born and raised in Merced, CA. He now resides in Sacramento & has a 4 year old daughter. Graduated from CSU Sacramento in 2011, and started at R&B as a warehouse associate in 2012. He is currently working as an inside salesman at our Sacramento branch.
Tom was born and raised in Carmichael, CA. He spent 4 years in the Navy as a Hull Technician and Fireman. He started in the distribution business in 1980 in Sacramento. He then spent 5 years with Grinnell Company in Sacramento, 6 years with Kipco and 18 years with Goeniger/Ferguson. He joined R&B in 2014.
Inside Sales/Office Manager
Leilana Becker was born and raised in Sacramento, CA. She still lives there with her husband Jack and son Paul. She started in fire protection, plumbing and waterworks at Grinnell Corp in 1979. After 15 years, she moved on to Camellia Valley supply for a couple of years then worked for Groeniger for 16 years. Leilana joined R&B in August of 2014.
Ed was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Fremont, Ca. He has three children, Justin (22), Jared (18), and Jenna (16) and he resides with his girlfriend Cheri Azevedo. He began his career in the waterworks industry with Groeniger & Company in 1984, working in the warehouse and moving his way to outside sales. He spent 21 years with Groeniger before moving to Arizona in 2005 to work for Dana Kepner W.W. Company. He was very happy to make his way back to Northern Ca. to join R&B Company in July 2015.
Juan has been working in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 30 years. He originally worked in the Aviation Catering Industry for over 15 years. He worked for Sky Chefs at the San Francisco Airport for 12 years where he was a Packing and Meal Coordinator. He has been working for R&B Company for 10 years and he loves to cook.
Jon was born and raised in Redwood city, Ca and moved to Stockton, Ca when he was in the seventh grade. After high school Jon worked at a shoe store until he started working at the Ferguson distribution center in 2008. Jon moved to Sacramento in 2010 and married his wife in 2011 where he currently resides and now has two kids. That same year, he started his waterworks career with Ferguson as a counter salesman. He worked for Pace Supply as a warehouseman, and went back to Ferguson as inside sales and then managed the Roseville Branch until 2014, most recently Jon worked at Corix as inside sales. Jon joined R&B Company in July of 2016.
Curtis began his career in the waterworks industry with Groeniger & Company in 1998 at the Sacramento, CA location. In 2006 he went to work for a General Engineering Contractor in Folsom, CA as a Mechanical Estimator. In 2010 he transitioned back to the distribution side going to work for HD Supply Waterworks/Core & Main in Sacramento, CA where he was an Estimator, Branch Operations Manager and Outside Sales Rep for the West Region Treatment Plant Group. Curtis joined R&B Company in May 2018.
Sandi was raised in Clovis, CA where she graduated from Clovis West and then attended Fresno City College. She moved to Plumas Lake in 2008 with her husband to be closer to his very large and fun-loving family. She has 22 years’ experience working in Sales and Management for the Automotive, Residential and Commercial Glass Industry. In 2016 she made a change and started working in Sales at US Pipe Fabrication. Sandi joined R&B Company in March 2018.
Amy was born and raised in the bay area. Her extended family has been in the excavating industry for 30+ years. After going to school at UC Merced and Merced College, she moved to the Sacramento area to pursue a career in the excavating and waterworks industry. She joined the R&B family in February 2018.
Max is the district manager of R&B's Salinas branch.
Andrea was born in San Jose CA & graduated from high school in Gilroy. Andrea joined R&B Company in 2013. She currently is going to school.
Adam Miller was born and raised in the Monterey Bay area. He raced motorcycles throughout his childhood, and turned his passion into a professional career from 2003 to 2009. He transitioned from motocross into music and through many twists and turns in the job world found himself in sales. Adam has been working at R&B since February 2015.
Bob was born and raised in the Santa Cruz Mountains and grew up riding and racing dirt bikes as a kid. Out of High School he Worked in the trades for 10 years doing tile, marble and granite work while still pursuing his passion for racing. In his early 30’s he got an opportunity to go down to BAJA to Race the BAJA 1000 series professionally and continued to do so for the next 4-5 years before starting his employment at R&B Co. in August 2015.
Kristi was born and raised in San Jose, CA. She attended San Francisco State University, then finished her Bachelor's Degree at San Jose University in 2011. After graduating, she began working for Wells Fargo as a personal banker and then became a service manager. She joined R&B in January 2014.
San Jose Fusion Branch
Richard was born and raised in the Central Valley of California. He and his wife were married in 1994 and reside in Bakersfield, Ca with their daughter. Richard began working in sales/construction in 1996. For the last 13 years, he has specialized in HDPE Pipe, fittings and fusion. He has previously worked for P&F Distributors and Maskell Pipe & Supply serving the oil, water, sewer and agriculture markets. He joined R&B Company in June of 2016.
Fusion Service Manager
Murray is a native of Northern Colorado. He spent 25 years working for American Airlines. He then went to work for McElroy Manufacturing in their Technical Service Department. Murray joined R&B in September 2015
Glen was born and raised in Lafayette CA and still resides there today with his two kids. He went to DVC college for two years studied money marketing and played baseball. In 1993 Glen then started his career in HDPE with RJ Gordon and worked there for 5 years fusing HDPE pipe and numerous other underground jobs. In 1999 Glen started at P&F distributors as a fusion technician and worked there 14 years gaining the title of Senior Fusion Technician. Glen has been certified in all types of fusion from 63” butt fusion to large diameter electro fusion.
Kelly was born in Berkeley, and grew up in Bakersfield where she still resides with her husband of 23 years. Together they have one daughter who lives in Southern California. After college, Kelly worked for Longs Drug Store as a department manager. Once married her and her husband opened a successful business and worked together until selling it in 2002. She then enjoyed being a stay at home mom until rejoining the workforce with Maskell Pipe & Supply as sales/office manager. Kelly joined the R&B team in August 2017.
Paul was born and raised in Watsonville, CA. He graduated from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo in June 2005 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. During the summers, Paul worked in machine shops and learned about mechanical design and manufacturing. He also worked for Granite Rock Company as an Engineering Intern at the A.R. Wilson Quarry in Aromas, CA. Following graduation, he traveled through Europe. Paul began working with R&B in January 2007 at the Redwood City branch in inside sales.
Daniel Inouye was born and raised in Campbell, Ca. He attended Lindenwood University on a hockey scholarship and graduated in 2014. He lived in Italy for a year in 2015. Daniel began working at R&B Company in January of 2016.
Alyxandria was born and raised in San Jose, CA, where she currently resides with her family. She graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School in 2012. Alyx joined R&B Company in September 2015.
Jimmy was born and raised in Los Gatos. He worked for R&B company when he was in high school in 2006-2007. After he graduated he left R&B company in 2007 to move to Phoenix Arizona to attend the motorcycle mechanics institute where he got certified in Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki, and Yamaha. He then graduated in 2009 from M.M.I and moved back to San Jose CA to open up his own shop Mac's MX Maintenance. He also worked on Motocross and Supercross teams. In march of 2013, he came back to work with R&B company in the new rentals branch as a Fusion Technician.
Tony was born and raised in San Jose where he still lives with his wife and two children. At Kenko Utility Supply in the year 2000, Tony worked as a delivery driver and then he was promoted to Warehouse Manager. Tony joined R&B in August 2009.
Mario is part of the fusion technician team at the R&B rentals branch.
Hector was born in Mexico and raised in the Bay Area since he was 3. He recently got married and is expecting his first baby boy. Before R&B he did powder coating at an electrical switchboard company. He joined R&B company in December 2015.
Manuel Garcia was born in San Francisco and grew up in Fresno. He attended UCLA and then became a Firefighter for Fresno County. In 1989, he started working for Maskell Robbins as a part time fusion technician as he was still a firefighter. He moved to a full time fusion technician position and was then given the opportunity to help open the Forrer Supply branch in Stockton. In 2013, he opened the Maskell Pipe location in Tracy. He joined R&B in 2014.
San Jose Branch
Raul was born in Texas but was raised in San Jose. He still lives in San Jose and has a son & two daughters. He worked for Pulnix America, an electronics manufacturer, and moved in to the waterworks industry with Drainage Protection Systems in Milpitas. He joined R&B in August 2004.
Branch Sales Manager
Chuck was born and raised in the Biggs/Gridley area of Northern California. After traveling, living and working various jobs throughout the U.S., Chuck moved to Chico graduating with a degree in Business Marketing in 2005. Chuck began his career at Ferguson waterworks. He worked at Ferguson in Sacramento until he transferred to San Jose when the opportunity was offered in 2007. He joined R&B in March of 2010.
Kacy was born in Thailand but grew up in San Jose, CA. She graduated from Evergreen Valley College in 2009. She worked in the Staffing Industry for 5 years. She joined R&B in April 2018.
Oscar is the warehouse manager at the San Jose branch.
David was born and raised in Santa Clara. He started in the waterworks industry with Edward S. Walsh Company in 1998 as a part time warehouse associate. He joined R&B in May 2003 when the San Jose branch opened.
Jeff was born and raised in Newark, CA. He joined R&B in April 1999 as a warehouse clerk and worked his way up to Warehouse Manager at the Redwood City Branch. He moved to the San Jose Branch when it opened in May 2003.
Rudy was born and raised in Santa Clara. He graduated High School in 2009. In 2015 Rudy began working at R&B in the warehouse. He worked his way up and in 2017 he became a salesman at the San Jose Branch.
Joe was born and raised in Merced, CA. He now resides in San Jose with his wife and two children. He graduated from CSU Stanislaus in 2005. He began his career in wholesale distribution with Ferguson in Stockton upon graduation where he worked in Sales with residential and commercial plumbing. He joined R&B in November 2006 at the San Jose branch.
Lane was born and raised in San Jose. He started working in the waterworks industry in 1974 for the Edward S. Walsh Company. At Ed Walsh, he worked his way up the ladder from Truck Driver to Inside Sales. He started Pipeline Materials Inc. (PMI) in 1985, however, a motorcycle accident in 1986 compelled him to retire after 5 years. As he discovered retirement was not for him, he found himself back at Ed Walsh Co. He worked off and on for them for many years even after the company was purchased by Corix Water Products in 2007. He joined R&B in October 2011. He is happily married with two grown children and two grandchildren.
Nancy was raised in San Francisco before moving to San Jose in 1977. She began her career in the waterworks industry in 1980 with the Edward S. Walsh Company. Through all her efforts and hard work she managed to work her way up to General Manager and as the company was purchased by Corix Water Products in 2007, she retained her management position. She joined R&B San Jose in October, 2011. She and her husband have two grown children and two granddaughters. Nancy has 31 years of experience in the waterworks industry.
Carey was born in San Jose. She grew up in the Menlo Park area where she graduated from Menlo-Atherton high school. She joined R&B in 2003 at the Redwood City location and quickly worked her way to inside sales.
Jonathan was born in Santa Clara, where he resides with his wife and 2 kids. He joined the R&b family in 2012 starting his position in the warehouse learning the product where he worked his way up to inside sales in 2017.
Ken Silva was born and raised in Los gatos California attended university of Arizona and has been working for R&B since 2013.
Al was born in Mountain View California and raised in Santa Clara. He started Selling Industrial / Process Piping Products with Ryan Herco as inside sales in San Jose for 7 Years. Al found an opportunity with Kenko Utility in sales at the Tracy branch and followed Kenko Utility, to Pittsburg CA where he spent 3 years. After that he accepted a new Challenge as a salesperson with Corix Water Products in 2008 at the Stockton location but eventually transferred to Corix San Jose. Al joined R&B Company in 2014.
Rick was born & raised in Fremont Ca. He currently resides in San Jose with his wife and two sons. He has been in the industry for 7 years. He has previously worked for Harrington Industrial Plastics, Kenko Utility Supply and Corix Water Products. He joined the R&B family in July of 2018.
Mike was born and raised in San Jose, he graduated from San Jose State. He has 3 kids and one grandson. Mike began his career in waterworks in 1980 working for Hydro Tech Pipeline. Mike joined Kenko when they first opened, but in 1986 he began working for Groeniger for the next 25 years. In January of 2018, Mike joined the sales team at R&B company.
San Jose Corporate Office
Reed was raised in Tallahassee, Florida before attending College at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina on a Football Scholarship. Reed now lives in the San Jose area with his wife Lynn and their three children. In 1994 Reed bought R&B Company from Davis Water becoming its President. He has overseen the growth of the Company from one small location to eleven distribution facilities in Northern California.
Kurt was born and raised in Virginia Beach, VA. He now lives in San Jose with his wife, daughter and son. He went to college at the University of Virginia where he graduated with a degree in Commerce. He joined Ferguson a month after graduation and worked there for 12 years. He joined R&B in 2006 and has served in various roles: Outside Sales, Operations Manager, District Manager and COO.
Tom was born and raised in San Jose. He and his wife have four children, two sons and two daughters. Tom began his career in the waterworks industry with Edward S. Walsh Company in 1981. In 1987, he moved to McGuire & Juvet Inc. working in all facets of the distribution business. He then became the Branch Manager for U.S. Filter Distribution Group/National waterworks in 1998. Tom joined R&B in May 2003 as the General Manager for the company, and Branch Manager of the San Jose store.
Vice President Sales
Chris was born in San Francisco and raised in Lafayette. He is a graduate of California State University, Chico with a degree in Business Management. He and his wife Jo have 2 children and currently reside in Vacaville.Chris started in the waterworks industry in 1981 as a sales trainee for United States Pipe and Foundry Co. and quickly worked his way up to District Sales Manager of Northern California. In 1989, he went to work for Camellia Valley Supply in Sacramento before returning to United States Pipe & Foundry Co. in 1992 as District Sales Manager. In 2000, Chris accepted a position with Mueller Company as Territory Manager for Northern California and Northern Nevada. He joined R&B Company in 2010.
Richie was born and raised in the bay area where he continues to live and work today. He started in the waterworks industry with P.E. O’Hair in 1989 which later became Westburne. He then moved to Kenko Utility Supply in 2002. He joined R&B in May of 2005.
Chief Financial Officer
Peggy was born in Norristown, PA and has lived in five other states: California, Illinois, Kentucky, Montana, and Washington. She currently resides in San Jose with her two children. After graduating from San Jose State University, she began her accounting career with Arthur Anderson. She then moved to Ireland, San Filippo & Co. where she became a California Certified Public Accountant and had R&B as a client. She started her own accounting/consulting firm in 1995 and kept R&B as a client until she joined R&B as the CFO in November 2002.
Obie grew up in North County San Diego where he played baseball all through Junior College. Obie also attended Sacramento State University where he received his bachelor’s degree in Marketing and International Business Administration. Obie started his waterworks career in January 2007 with Ferguson waterworks where he worked in the Sacramento, Stockton, and San Jose branches; He joined R&B Company in June of 2010.
Senior Warehouse Manager
Fernando was born in Mexico and came to the U.S. in 1990. He lived in Sacramento where he completed high school. He joined R&B in March 2000 at the Redwood City branch as a warehouse stocker.
Director of IT
Bryan is a native Californian, born in Inglewood. He spent four years in the US Navy working in avionics, specializing in Electronics Counter Measures (ECM). While in the Navy he attended ship board UCSD courses in Business Law. After the Navy, he worked at Amdahl as an electronics technician, then manager. He left Amdahl in 1985 and founded Enable Networks that designed, implemented and maintained computer networks. Bryan takes pride in having computerized Silicon Valley Bank and consulted for other Bay Area companies including Intel, Sony, Xerox and others. R&B has been one of Bryan’s favorite clients for 20+ years. Due to the growth of R&B, it made sense for Bryan to come on board full time in 2016. Bryan can’t make up his mind about what his favorite hobby is: woodworking, piloting planes, riding motorcycles, driving hot rods or photography.
Wendy is a San Jose native - raised in Los Gatos; currently living in San Jose. She started her accounting career in electrical construction, but living in Silicon Valley she moved to the Hi Tech industry. She worked for Infronetics Research for 18 years. She joined R&B Company in January 2018. Wendy enjoys hiking, yoga and spending time with family and friends.
Purchasing & Inventory Control
Dave was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He packed up and moved to San Jose, California in 1985. He started in the wholesale industry as a warehouse man working his way up to Branch Management for Kenko Utility Supply. He joined R&B San Jose Branch in May of 2009. He lives in San Jose with his wife and three children.
Lisa was born in Palm Springs & raised in Saratoga area where she graduated from Westmont High School. She and her husband of over 24 years have 2 children a son & daughter. She joined R&B Company in August 2012.
Carolyn was born and raised in San Jose. After graduating from high school she began her Accounting experience working as a Bookkeeper. She worked with Kenko Utility Supply Inc. for 14 years, starting as a Bookkeeper and later promoted to Controller. She currently resides in Gilroy with her husband and their three children.
Laura was born in Torrance, CA and raised in Idaho Falls, Idaho. She now lives in San Jose, CA with her boyfriend, daughter & son.
Laura joined R&B in May 2015.
Tony was born and educated in California. He has made the Bay Area his home for most of his life. He spent 13 years working for an information company in Silicon Valley eventually becoming the Accounting Manager where he gained a strong understanding of small business strategies and accounting experience. Tony joined R&B in 2005.
Nate was born and raised in Grass Valley Ca. After a 2-month stint on the Amazon, he found himself living in San Francisco where he finished studying Cultural Anthropology and Graphic Design. He did freelance design work for 4 and a half years working with a variety of companies building custom sites and designs. He currently lives in San Francisco. He joined R&B in August 2015.
Ismael "Izzy" Rivas
Izzy was born in Mexico City. At the age of ten, he moved to the U.S and was raised in San Jose, California. Izzy graduated from willow glen high school and began working in the restaurant industry. He decided to switch career paths and joined R&B in 2014 as a member of the San Jose warehouse crew. Shortly after he became a Class A driver and is now part of the inventory control department. Izzy lives with his wife and son.
Irvin was born in San Diego, he moved around California till he settled in Richmond for 15 years. He started in R&B’s warehouse in 2012 and worked his way up, he went from stock boy and to shipping and receiving. He was sent to Oklahoma for McElroy for fusion training and inspectors cores. In 2015 he became a sales member of the R&B Fusion department.
Josh was born and raised in Antioch, Ca. He now resides in Roseville, Ca. with his wife. He graduated from Whittier College in 2002 lettering in football, track, and was president of the Orthogonian Society. He taught special education before starting in the waterworks industry in 2004. His expertise is in water/wastewater treatment plant sales and he had previously managed projects throughout all of California for Groeniger, HD Supply, and Ferguson before joining R&B Company in August 2012.
Trina was born and raised in Grass Valley. She graduated from San Jose State University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences along with an AA and an AS from West Valley College. She tenured as a lifeguard and swim instructor at a local tennis club in Saratoga for four years. She joined R&B in September 2006.
Alin was born in Guadalajara, Mexico. After the age of 5 her family relocated to the bay area.
She now lives in Gilroy with her fiancé David and there 2 daughters. Alin joined the R&B team in 2010. She works in the AP.
Chirayu (Mickey) Patel
Chirayu was born in India. He moved to the US in 2011 and has settled in the bay area with his wife. He has a Masters Degree in Accounting from Central Queensland University, Sydney, Australia. Chirayu joined R&B Company in 2013.
Blair was born and raised in the Bay Area. She attended college at the University of California, San Diego and the University of Seville in Spain. Blair has degrees in both Spanish Literature and Political Science. After college, she moved back to the bay area and currently reside in Los Gatos with her two daughters.
Shelley was born in Santa Clara, but grew up in the small town of Wheatland, CA. She began working in the beauty industry in 2007 as an Esthetician/ Makeup artist. She still enjoys being a makeup artist on the weekends providing glamour, face painting and special effects looks. She joined U.S Pipe Fabrications in 2012 were she worked in customer service and inside sales for the past 6 years. She moved back to San Jose and joined the R&B family in March of 2018.
Mae was born in Santa Clara but was raised in Milpitas. She graduated from UC Santa Cruz in 2017 with her bachelor’s degree in Business Management Economics with an emphasis in Accounting. She joined R&B in May 2018.
Linda lives and works within five miles of where she was born in San Jose. She and her husband have two children, a son and a daughter. She worked in the airline catering business for 17 years before changing to the electronics industry. Linda joined R&B in 2003.
Jessica was born and raised in Tulare CA , she moved to Santa Clara in 2003. She has four kid’s two girls and two boys. She started with R&B Company in 2015.
Monica was born and raised in San Jose & lives there with her husband and three sons. She has over 25 years of accounting and administrative experience. She worked for a Cisco Reseller for 10 years prior to coming to R&B. She joined R&B in 2014 and is currently working in Accounts Receivable.
Esly was born and educated in Honduras. She moved to the US in 1983 to join her husband in San Jose where they raised their three children. She has a Degree in Accounting and Business Administration from UNAH.
After coming to the US, she began working as a Bookkeeper and consulting for small businesses. She worked the last 15 years in AR and AP in the Ice Industry. She has over 30 years of accounting and administrative experience. Esly joined the R&B Company in December 2015
Santa Rosa Branch
Lorrie was born and raised in Santa Rosa. She started her waterworks career in 1988 with Vintage Water Works Supply. Also working at US Metering & Technology, Groeniger & Company and Ferguson before joining the Santa Rosa R&B sales team in February 2014. Lorrie currently resides in Santa Rosa and has one son. She enjoys gardening and having her toes in the sand at the beach!
Brad started out working with PE O’Hair in Santa Rosa and then moved to Groeniger & Company. A few years later, Brad worked for one of the Bay Area’s largest construction companies North Bay Construction, until they were purchased by a local competitor. Brad came to work for R&B in September of 2010. He is married with two daughters.
Hal was born and raised in Clinton, MA. Hal entered the waterworks industry in March 1999 working as an Outside Sales Rep. for H.R. Prescott & Sons, Inc. in West Boylson, MA remaining with them until June 2018. In July of 2018, Hal and his beautiful wife Sharon, his two daughters, Sabrina and Alyssa and stepson Daleth moved to Angwin, CA. He loves pretty much anything and everything outdoors and is an avid bow hunter and sportsman. He joined the R&B family in July 2018 as an Outside Sales Rep. at our Santa Rosa branch.
Jesse was born and raised in Santa Rosa. He started in waterworks at Groeniger & Company in 1999 working there until they closed the Santa Rosa location in 2010. He worked at Pace Supply in Napa and then Santa Rosa until joining R&B Company in June 2015.