Christine Kidder Ernst


With an undergraduate degree from Yale College and a post-graduate degree from Local 39 Plumbers and Steamfitters (studying under the great Carl Costa), Chris embodies the values passed through her family by her maternal grandparents who raised nine children: Emma Blackstone, a Boston University graduate, and Albra Reed, a carpenter and laborer. Not only does she take great pleasure in solving complicated plumbing and heating problems and building systems that work for her customers, she enjoys teaching her staff how to ply their trade with excellence. Says Chris, “ We can and do change the world a little bit every day whether by making someone’s house more comfortable, helping to conserve water, or teaching our customers how things work in their own homes.”

A former Yale Women’s Crew and U.S. National Team rower, Chris is now an aspiring beekeeper.