Robert M. Berkmoes

Robert M. BerkmoesWater Board

Occupation: Executive Vice President of the James T. Kay Co., 48 years

Bob is excited to seek re-election to the Southington Board of Water Commissioners. He has served on the Board since 2001. Bob is committed to the future of Southington, emphasizing the importance of maintaining our infrastructure, ensuring the operability of our water supply, and safeguarding it for generations. He is committed to overseeing a Department that operates efficiently, utilizes up to date techniques, and proactively plans for Southington’s future water needs.

Bob is proud that during his tenure on the Water Commission they have taken responsibility for residential water service from the street to the curb, and initiated a protection plan from the curb to the meter. This protects homeowners from a potentially significant financial burden. He remains committed to continuing to pursue grants and securing financing for essential projects to provide water to our community.

Bob is a life-long resident of Southington. He and his wife, Denise Ouellette have two children, Nathan and Andrea, and five grandchildren.

The Southington Water Department is very important to our community. Bob will continue to work diligently to provide clean affordable water to the citizens of Southington.


Commissioner for the Southington Board of Fire Commissioners 2008-2010

Past Chairman of the Southington Opens Space and Land Acquisition Committee

Past Chairman of the Southington Assessment Board of Appeals 2001

Vice President of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Connecticut (MCAC) 2014-Present

MCAC Executive Board

MCAC Labor Management Committee

MCAC Negotiating Committee

Past President of MCAC 2009-2011

Committee member of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) Advanced Leadership Committee-Babson College

Co-Chairman of Local 777 Joint Apprenticeship Committee (JATC) 1986-Present

MCAA and Local 777 Plumbers and Pipe Fitters (Originally started as Local 21)

Past President of the Associated General Contractors of Connecticut (AGCC)

Member of the Education Committee

Member of the Diversity Committee

Member of the Budget Committee

Member of the Membership Committee

National Director Association of General Contractors of America (AGCA)

Specialty Contractors Executive Board AGCA

Member of the National Certified Pipe Welding Bureau

Member of the Construction Institute

Recording Secretary of the UA/MSCA Oversight Committee 2002

Member of the American Water Work Association

Director of the Connecticut State Apprentice Council 2010-Present

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