About Us

About Us

Experienced Mechanical Contracting

Core Mechanical, Inc. was established in 2016 by three construction professionals with more than 70 years of combined experience in all facets of the construction industry.

We are a full-service union mechanical contractor self-performing Plumbing, Pipefitting, Sheet Metal, H.V.A.C.R. and Mechanical Service. Our primary service area is southeast Michigan and northwest Ohio.

Every member of our service team has at least 15 years experience in the industry, with some having been on the job for more than 40 years. We’ve seen (and done) it all!

Memberships & Associations

  • Signatory to Plumbers/Pipefitters Local 671, 50, 333, 98 and Sheet Metal Workers Local 33, 7
  • C.A.M – Construction Association of Michigan
  • S.M.W.I.A. – Sheet Metal Workers International Association
  • M.C.A. – Mechanical Contractors Association
  • M.U.S.T. – Management & Unions Serving Together (Drug Free Work Place)

Core Values

  • Gets it Done
  • Easy to Deal With
  • Accountable
  • Trustworthy
  • Quality Craftsmanship
  • Treats Everyone with Respect

Core Focus

  • Provide a great work environment that allows employees to help with problem solving, promotes personal growth to push everyone to their full potential and celebrates ethical wins!

Our Niche

  • Providing services to repeat clients.
70% of our jobs are repeat business. Relieve your project headaches with Core Mechanical.

 Call (734) 856-2076

For 24-hour Emergency Service, call (734) 568-6464

Christian Freshour

President

Christian holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management from Eastern Michigan University. He has more than 15 years experience in the mechanical industry.

Notable
  • Signal/Rigging Certification
  • State of Michigan 2B Boiler Installers and Residential Contractors License
  • State of Ohio Plumbing Contractors License
  • In the Mechanical Industry since 2005

Don Luke

Project Manager

Don is a journeyman plumber with more than 40 years experience and has also been an instructor most of his career. He serves as Core Mechanical project manager.

Notable
  • Journeyman Plumber 1980-Present
  • Project Manager – HVAC/Plumbing Since 1987
  • Steam/Hot Water Boiler Certification
  • NCCER Certified – HVAC/Plumbing
  • Instructor in the Mechanical Industry since 1981

Nicholas Bub

HVAC Operations Manager

Nicholas is an HVAC journeyman who has worked in the mechanical industry since 2006. He serves as Core Mechanical’s HVAC Operations Manager.

Notable
  • Journeyman’s HVAC License
  • City of Toledo, OH HVAC License
  • State of Ohio HVAC License
  • State of Ohio Refrigeration License
  • Signal/Rigging Certification
  • In the Mechanical Industry since 2006

Corey Snow

Lead Estimator

Corey is HVAC certified and has more than 15 years experience in the mechanical industry. He serves Core Mechanical as an estimator.

Notable
  • HVAC Training Certification, Northwestern Technological Institute
  • EPA 608 Universal Certification
  • A.S.H.R.A.E. Member
  • In the Mechanical Industry since 2006

Mark Short

Pipe Fitter Operations Manager / Safety Director

Mark is a journeyman plumber with more than 35 years experience in the mechanical industry. He is Core Mechanical’s Pipe Fitter Operations Manager and also serves as Safety Director.

Notable
  • Journeyman’s Plumbing License
  • OSHA 30
  • Signal/Rigging Certification
  • Backflow Certification
  • In Mechanical Industry since 1986

Pete Zapadka

Project Manager

Pete is Nationally certified as a Medical Gas Installer and Brazer and has more than 20 years in the industry. He serves as Core Mechanical Project Manager.

Notable
  • NITC National Medical Gas installer
  • United Association Medical Gas ASSE 6010 Medical Gas
  • Installer and ASME IX Brazer
  • State of Michigan Licensed Plumber
  • City of Toledo Licensed Journeyman Plumber
  • OSHA 30 Certified
  • ASSE National Backflow tester
  • In the industry since 2000

Zack Devine

Service Operations  Manager

Zachery Has been in the HVAC industry since 1995, and exclusively in the service department since 2010. He currently serves as the Service Operations Manager for Core Mechanical.

Notable
  • Journeyman- Mechanical Equipment Service (2015)
  • Arch Flash Certified
  • Michigan CSD-1 Certified
  • Rigging/ Signal Certified
  • Aerial Lift Certified
  • Journeyman Sheet Metal Worker (2001)

Emily Dyer

Controller

Emily has more than 15 years experience in accounting and financial management. She serves as company controller and also manages HR activities. Emily’s professional background also includes sales, account management, lead generation and event planning.

Notable
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration