S 3 was started in July, 2010 by partners Nick Schey and Tim Mount. Both individuals share backgrounds in Chicagoland's Residential and Commercial plumbing contracting industry. 

Nick Schey


Nick was born into a family of plumbers and small business owners. In the 1960's, Nick's grandfather co-founded the long-standing company "Planned Plumbing, Inc." in Arlington Heights, IL. Decades later, Nick's father founded the residential powerhouse, "Professional Plumbing, Inc." in Barrington, IL. Up until early 2013 when Nick's grandfather retired, all three companies operated completely independent of one another.

The company's title, "S 3," is reflective of Nick's having become the third Schey to start a plumbing contracting business. Needless to say, the three Schey's share some incredible bonds: family, plumbing, entrepreneurship, and a love for dogs.

One could say that S 3's genesis occurred in an estimating room at Professional Plumbing, Inc. where Nick Schey and Tim Mount worked in the early 2000's. Nick spent his time contributing to the company's business and operational analyses while also learning estimating best-practices and completing his MBA at DePaul's Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.

Years later, Nick moved on and accepted a role in Oak Brook, IL. as Senior Financial Analyst with Highway Technologies, Inc., (HT) a private equity-owned, nationwide provider of highway construction safety services and products. In 2010, with three years of solid experience at HT under his belt, Nick began to feel it was time to move on and reconnected with Tim Mount to discuss what would eventually become known as, "S 3 Plumbing & Mechanical, LLC." 

With a background in plumbing contracting, corporate finance, and business development, Nick is well-suited to build S 3 into an ethical, high-quality, and analytically-driven Merit shop.  

When he's not at work, Nick enjoys spending time with his friends and family, and hiking with his Australian Cattle Dog, affectionately named, "Putty." 

Tim Mount

Vice President

Tim, having previously worked for a number of highly-respected plumbing contractors over the past several decades, has built a lifetime's acumen in operational matters and metrics. Whether referencing the role of laborer, plumber, foreman, superintendent, estimator, or project manager, Tim has seen it all. 

Tim, like Nick, is also a third generation plumbing professional and can remember, even before having finished high school, having a great deal of passion for the plumbing industry and his own family's plumbing business. Over the years, he has built up his technical skills, operational knowledge, and business prowess.

With his vast operational experience, Tim is a driving force and the subject matter expert in S 3's leadership. 

Outside of work, Tim is a dedicated family-man who enjoys spending his time with his wife, Robin, their three children, and their grand-child. He's hoping for more!

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Co-Owners, Nick Schey & Tim Mount

Over the years, Nick and Tim have built a strong contracting and service company and in doing so they have become great friends. This is one of those classic success stories that everyone can feel good about!