About SMACNA Greater Chicago

SMACNA Greater Chicago provides a common voice in legislative issues and labor relations for contractors involved with heating, ventilating, air conditioning, architectural sheet metal work, pollution control, materials handling, roofing, testing and balancing, and retrofitting. SMACNA Greater Chicago provides its members with the latest training, information, and services vital to maintaining their edge in the sheet metal industry. Working alongside member contractors through educational programs and industry-specific committees, SMACNA Greater Chicago helps member contractors improve their businesses, while elevating the entire sheet metal industry.


Ken Wiesbrook, President
Wiesbrook Sheet Metal, Inc.

Joseph Passannante, Vice President
Cleats Manufacturing, Co., Inc.

Michael Obrochta, Secretary-Treasurer
OB Industries, Inc.

James S. Billard, Immediate Past President
Hill Mechanical Group

Board Members

Henry J. Artlip
Artlip & Sons, Inc.

James A. Cesak
Tal-Mar Custom Metal

John Comforte
Climatemp Service Group, LLC

William Comforte
Climatemp Service Group, LLC

John D’Angelo
State Mechanical Services

Ric Dahlman
Dahlman Sheet Metal

Jack Gengler
Gengler-Lowney Laser Works, Inc.

John P. Harmon
Builders Heating, Inc.

Jon P. Hudgens
Elgin Sheet Metal Co.

Michael Kivland
Sherman Mechanical, Inc.

Patrick L. Ludvigsen
Admiral Heating & Ventilating, Inc.

Michael McCombie
F.E. Moran, Inc.

Tim Russell
GHC Mechanical, Inc.

John Shaw
Westside Mechanical, Inc.

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SMACNA Greater Chicago Careers

Careers at SMACNA Greater Chicago

For engineering graduates, experienced project managers, construction management graduates, estimators… the possibilities for promising and lucrative careers are endless in the sheet metal industry.