History

Brecke Pride. A long history of doing the job right.

1945

Byron Brecke begins working for Galbraith Plumbing and Heating shortly after World War II.

1950s

Byron Brecke and Galbreth Plumbing and Heating travel throughout Iowa and install plumbing and heating systems in many of new schools being built to accommodate the baby boom.

1964

After working his way up the ladder, Byron Brecke purchases Galbreth Plumbing and Heating and renames it B.G. Brecke, Inc.

1979

Byron Brecke retires. His son, Rick Brecke, becomes President.

2006

Rick Brecke retires after leading the company from 1979 through 2006, during which the company doubles in size.

2007

Rod Brecke becomes President. Photo of Rod, Bob and Rick Brecke.

2009

Rod Brecke retires after leading Brecke Mechanical Contractors from 2007 through 2009, during which the company rebuilds many businesses and facilities after the floods of 2008—the largest natural disaster in Cedar Rapids history.

2010

Bob Brecke becomes President.

2014

The company name is shortened to Brecke, Inc. We celebrate 50 years of doing the job right.

Today

Currently, the second generation, Bob Brecke, is proudly carrying on his father’s legacy with help from the third generation, Brad and Bret, who are advancing through the leadership ranks.

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