About Us

Meet Our Team

The team at U.S. Boiler & Plumbing Co strives to bring you the quality services and prices for all your plumbing, heating, and cooling needs. Our family owned and operated business includes Licensed Master Plumbers, with a License Universal Refrigerant as well as our Biomass Boiler Certification.
 
To learn more about our services including Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing, contact us at 970-876-1940.
Ricky Bobby

Rick Shaffer aka “Ricky Bobby” - Owner

Rick started his plumbing career in 1978 by attending a plumbing trade school. In 1980, Rick stopped pursuing his plumbing passion to serve our country. To honor his father’s desire that one of his sons would serve our county, he joined the U.S. Navy. This is where he learned some valuable life lessons, an incredible work ethic, and most importantly he learned to finish what he started. It wasn’t until 1984 that Rick moved to Colorado and started working as a plumbing apprentice. By 1986 Rick achieved his Residential Plumber’s license from the State of Colorado and in 1988 he got his Journeyman’s. His motivation to be the best craftsman he could be helped him attain his Colorado State Masters Plumbers License by 1989. During Rick’s training all these years he remembers one of his mentors quotes “You must learn how to repair it, before you replace it. Any monkey can be trained to replace a part, only the best know how to repair it.”
Kenny Shepherd
Jennifer Shepherd

Kenny Shepherd - Owner

Married his High School sweet heart right out of school then served our country in the Navy for 11 years. He got out of the Navy in 2000, and has worked in the industry since. In his spare time he loves to fish and play music in his Christian Rock Band "Marked by Faith." Kenny spends a lot of time serving in the community through church, where he is the worship leader. It didn't take Kenny long after he got out of the Navy to become the #1 customer service tech at the company he worked for as a plumber. Kenny quickly realized that there was so much more to the trade. He became a certified heating and air conditioning tech within 12 months of working in the field. Kenny has since become a specialist in HVAC and certified in plumbing, hydronics (boilers), and safety. Kenny has a heart for serving our community and serving you.

Jennifer Shepherd "Jenn" - Office Manager

Jenn married Kenny when she was 18 years old, after they both graduated from High School. They both traveled together while Kenny was in the Navy for 11 years. During those travels, Jenn became involved with lots of animals. Her passion was dogs, training them, showing them, hiking with them, anything that included dogs followed her to Rifle when they moved here in 2007. After Kenny got out of the Navy, Jenn stayed home with their two boys, homeschooling them until they moved to Rifle. Jenn opened her own business providing care for dogs when their family traveled and trained dogs as well. Since February 2015 Jenn has been working for Kenny at U.S. Boiler & Plumbing Co. 

They made a decision to close the kennel and focus all their energy on their family and only one family business. After the kennel was closed Jenn was able to follow another passion she has, Missions. She and Austin (oldest son) was able to serve in Haiti and has since served here in America as well. With another international mission in the near future, Jenn will continue to work side by side with Kenny and Austin, and finish raising a High School Senior going to Rifle High School who is also a Junior at Colorado Mountain College going for his Associates Degree in Science.

Words from Jenn: "I love serving others and working with my family, but most of all I love watching my husband who has such a passion for God and being what God has called him to be."
Nikki swick

Nikki Swick - Dispatch/Marketing Manager

Nikki was born in Fort Walton Beach Florida, however has lived in Colorado for most of her life. Just in the last year she has moved into the Roaring Fork Valley, which has been an amazing transition. Nikki enjoys the outdoors and spending her time with family and her yellow lab Roxi. Nikki does not have children, although she hopes to build a family of her own one day. Until then she will enjoy the life she has now and continue to grow to be better than the person she was yesterday. Nikki's experience in the service industry has allowed her to meet and exceed each customer's expectations. A customer-focused culture of this nature is Nikki's goal as a team member. She continues to thrive to learn more and help the business grow. Nikki is our backbone. 

Austin Shepherd - Service Tech

I am really excited about my future. I graduated from Rifle High School and went to Colorado Mesa University seeking a Mechanical Engineering Degree. I started working for my dad, Kenny Shepherd during my breaks from CMU. I have since taken on a full time position here as a Service Tech which has made me even more excited about my future. I didn't realize how much I enjoyed working with all of this equipment and the relationship I am building with our customers and the team at U.S. Boiler and Plumbing Company.  
I also love to take my Jeep out to uncharted territory, and have lunch with the love of my life "Bailey"

Arthur Fields "Art" - Service Tech

I have been in the plumbing & heating industry for over 8 years. I am NATE certified in Hydronic Heating Systems. When I graduated from High School, I proudly served in the United States Army with the 82nd Airborne Division for 2 years. I enjoy hunting, fishing, and spending time with my family. I am happily married to my beautiful wife, we have two children we have been blessed with. I look forward everyday to sharing & serving my community with all of my knowledge in the industry.

Ricky J

I have a Biomedical Engineer Specialist Level II degree with a desire to experience all the adventures that come my way.  I recently moved to Colorado from California because Colorado is fun!
I am looking forward to working with this highly detailed company because this is the environment that I work best.  
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