About Bishop Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, Inc.
Serving Des Plaines & Surrounding Areas Since 1921
Bishop Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, Inc. is dedicated to serving our customers with the knowledge, professionalism, and expertise to assess and implement the job with quality results. Family is one of our biggest priorities. That is why the Bishop family of servicemen, technicians, and office staff will always strive to serve your residential, commercial, or industrial property to make it a safe environment for those in your family of colleagues, relatives, and friends.
In addition to providing quality plumbing services, we enjoy getting involved in our community. To learn more about our community and philanthropic efforts, click here.
Bishop Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, Inc. is a licensed, bonded, insured, and union plumbing contractor. We take pride in our service technicians as each of them receives hundreds of hours of training experience. At Bishop, we take our training even beyond our high expectations for plumbing, heating, and air conditioning. We train our technicians to be professional servicemen who explain the process clearly to our clients and complete their work efficiently and effectively where your satisfaction is their goal.
Do you need plumbing, heating or air conditioning services in Des Plaines or nearby? Call us at (847) 380-8053!
Our Executive Staff
Brian Wilk, President
Brian has been with Bishop Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, Inc. since February of 1983. Brian began working at Bishop while he was still in high school and started as a warehouse staff member. He advanced into the field as a sewer work laborer and quickly become the underground heavy equipment operator before becoming an apprentice, and then finally a licensed journeyman plumber. As Brian helped grow the business he advanced to the positions of foreman, supervisor, Vice-President and now President.
Brian grew up in Park Ridge and currently lives in Des Plaines with his wife Jacqueline. They are blessed with raising six children and now also have three grandchildren.
Brian has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America with Troop 22 in Des Plaines, Illinois, holds a Bachelor's Degree with honors from the National Labor College, is a recognized Illinois EPA Cross-Connection Control Device Inspector, is a City of Chicago Licensed Journeyman Plumber, is a City of Chicago Licensed Sewer and Drainlayer, is an United Association Star Exam Master Plumber, is a Certified United Association EPA Section 608 Technician and is an United Association Certified Instructor. He has also served as a part-time Village of Mount Prospect Plumbing Inspector, an Illinois Department of Public Health Certified Plumbing Inspector, a Trustee of the Plumbers Local 130 Legal Fund, a Night School Instructor for the Chicago Plumbers Local 130 Apprenticeship Program, a Training Instructor at the United Association Instructor Training Program in Ann Arbor, Michigan and a board member for the Plumbing Contractors Association.
Kristina Curran, Vice President
Kristina grew up in Des Plaines and began working at Bishop Plumbing, Heating and Cooling in 1996. Kristina started as a part-time customer service representative and general office employee, but within two months was promoted to Office Manager and kept that position until her duties expanded and she was promoted to Operations Manager. In 2019, Kristina was once again promoted, now to Vice President.
As the Vice President of Bishop Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, Kristina oversees the daily operations of the business as a whole. She monitors quality assurance of the administrative staff as well as the service technicians. Kristina also oversees the marketing campaigns and strives to create new marketing opportunities and philanthrophic community involvement. In 2010 Kristina co-founded Plumbers for Puppies where hundreds of dogs were saved from local kill shelters and adopted out to their new furever families.
Kristina served as Vice President of the Devonshire Elementary School PTO for 10 years and currently serves as the Elk Grove High School Football Parent’s Association Treasurer and Volunteer Chairperson. During the high school football season she can be found volunteering her time to make the EGHS football program fun for both the parents and players while rooting on the team from the stands. Kristina currently lives in Des Plaines with her two sons and their rescue animals that include a dog (Bailey), a rabbit (Atticus) and a ferret (Jean).
“The M.O.B.” – aka “Morgan the Morale Marshall”, “Oakum the Chief Operating Officer”, and “Buster the Director of HR”
Morgan is the morale booster at the office and sometimes even joins our technicians “on the road” for their service calls. Her warm smile, fun personality, and positive energy has won her the title “Morale Marshall” of Bishop Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, Inc. Morgan is definitely a “people-dog” and especially loves being rubbed behind her left ear.
Oakum is the Chief Operating Officer at Bishop Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, Inc. She keeps everyone on task by checking up on them at their desks and when the technicians return from service calls. She understands proper work ethic and knows the power of using treats as an incentive.
Buster is the newest member of the group and is our new Director of Human Resources. As Director of HR, Buster ensures that everyone is in good spirits and enjoying their job.
The MOB loves rowdy games of tug-of-war and catch. Not to mention rough housing a bit around the office.
Best plumber ever!- Carla
As a business owner I recognize good employees and customer service. Bishop is top notch!- Drew F
Great service! I'm already using them again!- Andrew Fase
Great job.- Richard Shire
Very pleased with the work done by Bishop. Always call when there is a plumbing issue beyond my abilities.- Mark