Professional, knowledgeable, reliable, and respected. These are words synonymous with the reputation built by Tatro, since our start in 1952, in Garden City, KS. A look at our timeline shows the great work we’ve accomplished, including expansion beyond Western Kansas. While we started as a residential plumbing company, we are proud to be taking on expansive commercial and industrial HVAC and plumbing construction projects from medical facilities to schools and industrial projects. Compared to the tools and project sizes we started within 1952, our roots remain humble and strong while using technology to enhance construction. What remains is our steadfast and dependable work ethic, astute problem solving, and unified drive to continually implement modern technology in the construction field while aiding the Midwest in its growth and modernization.
While we still provide residential plumbing services, now we can also design, estimate, budget, fabricate the appropriate piping and ductwork, for installation of an entire commercial site’s plumbing and HVAC systems. We have skilled and solid project managers, sub-contractors, and certified welders dedicated to every job. You can contract us to complete all aspects of service work related to your major commercial and industrial projects.
We are grateful for the opportunity to serve this region of the country for so long, and look forward to working with you on your next major project!
1981 – Bob Kreutzer and Jim Johnson assume leadership
2002 – Tatro celebrates 50 years of business
2005 – Tatro Plumbing Co. Inc and AAA Sheet Metal merge
2007 – Extend service to Oklahoma and Colorado
2011 – Expand service to include Full Industrial Process
2017 – Justin Sanchez, Rob Kreutzer, and Kelly Wright assume leadership
2019 – Opened operations office in Colorado
Meet Our Team Of Contracting Professionals in Garden City, KS
Justin Sanchez, President
With 18 years of construction experience, Justin Sanchez began his career draftsman and a plumbing apprentice. He worked his way through the ranks and is currently the President of Corporate Strategies at Tatro. His responsibilities include pre-construction estimating, planning intelligent construction practices, and corporate strategies.
Justin has a strong working knowledge of commercial and industrial construction, ranging from petrochemical plants and pipelines to hospitals, educational facilities, government buildings, and institutional facilities.
He is a proud recipient of a Bachelor’s degree from Fort Hays State University. He is also a Licensed Master Plumber in Colorado, Iowa, and Kansas, Licensed Master Pipe Fitter in Iowa, and Licensed Master Mechanical Contractor in Kansas.
Kelly Wright, Estimator / BIM Coordinator / IT Solutions
Kelly Wright is a licensed master mechanic and master plumber with over 13 years of experience in the plumbing and mechanical trades. He is responsible for the creation of pre-fabricated piping systems. He also coordinates these systems with other trades to create building information modeling (BIM). Kelly has extensive project management abilities, including coordination of subcontractors and generation of RFI’s. In addition to his responsibilities as BIM coordinator and estimator, Kelly provides IT support for all corporate resources.
Fernando Arteaga, Sheet Metal Manager
Fernando Arteaga has over 34 years of experience in the HVAC trade, including high, medium, and low-pressure ductwork installation, equipment installation, startup, and service work. He coordinates manpower, subcontractors, generation of RFI’s, field negotiations, and field coordination with other trades.
Mr. Arteaga possesses extensive experience in project coordination via blueprint and specification interpretation to alleviate cost overruns. He is also a licensed Master Mechanic in Kansas and Oklahoma.
Donna Hageman, Treasurer
Donna Hageman has been with Tatro Plumbing Co. Inc. since 1990 and has over 40 years of experience in financial management.
She attained an Associate’s Degree in Secretary Science at Trinidad State Jr.
She currently coordinates the day-to-day office management and works directly with bank officials and our CPA. She also oversees the accounts receivable, accounts payable, and human resources.