Our Mission

Gloeckner-Melville is a family owned business established in 1910. During our 104 years we have served thousands of customers, or as we like to think of them an extension of our family. The Gloeckner-Melville team provides our customers with the highest quality of service while also educating them on their plumbing features and systems. We feel it is our responsibility to provide exceptional plumbing service and to establish long lasting relationships with our customers.

Our Team

Jack Freund

Owner - Master Plumber
Jack began working for his father Elmer Freund at Gloeckner-Melville Plumbing at the age of 14. In 1962, Elmer Freund unexpectedly died of cancer. At the young age of 23 Jack earned his master plumbers license and became the owner of Gloeckner-Melville Plumbing. Jack’s 61 years of plumbing knowledge and experience have made him a vital asset to both the company and the community.

Maggie Rother

Owner - President - Master Plumber
Maggie joined the plumbing team in 2000. Following in the footsteps of her father, Jack Freund, Maggie chose to pursue a career in plumbing. In 2007 she completed her apprenticeship at Plumber’s and Pipefitters Local 562 and currently holds a journeyman’s plumbing license. Maggie’s understanding of customer’s needs and great communication skills is a valuable asset to our company.

E-mail: rother.maggie@yahoo.com

Steve Felling

Master Plumber
Steve began his work at Gloeckner-Melville as a metal tradesman. Steve’s skills as a mechanic then led him to become both a journeyman, master plumber and drainlayer, as well as an instructor at Plumbers’ and Pipefitters’ Local 562. Steve is highly regarded for his superior plumbing knowledge and excellent customer relations. Steve has worked at Gloeckner-Melville for over 30 years.

Jennifer Fritz

Office Administrator - Scheduling, Accounting and Invoicing
Jennifer joined the Gloeckner-Melville team in 2007. Jennifer’s great organizational skills, computer knowledge and outstanding customer service have been a great addition to Gloeckner-Melville. Jennifer received her Bachelor's degree in 2012 from UMSL.