Who We Are

“Today, HB Global has continued to advance and evolve while remaining centered around the founding values of the HB McClure brand in 1914. Bob McClure’s philosophy and our commitment to being employee-focused have created what we have today. The future holds enormous possibilities, and we are excited and fully committed to continue our path to promote broad based employee ownership while being an exceptional place to work.”

Bob WhalenCEO, HB Global

Our History

With 195 employees, Bob Whalen becomes President of HB McClure.
“I wanted our future to be as a purpose-driven organization that could reshape and redefine our industry through empowering people and building a future for everyone.” Bob Whalen, CEO, HB Global

Solar thermal technology is on the rise. HB McClure works on its first commercial solar thermal job with the Cumberland County Housing Authority.


To ensure the company’s longevity Bob Whalen and CFO Andrew "Andy" Henry transition the business from a private, family-owned business to a 100% Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). With this, every employee becomes an employee-owner of HB McClure.


HB McClure completes its first three acquisitions with CW Fritz from Lemoyne, Pennsylvania; Freedom Propane in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; and Derry Oil Company, based out of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.


HB McClure acquires Shelly Oil Company in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania.


HB McClure acquires Feaser Mechanical in Newville, Pennsylvania, and Henry Mechanical in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

IT Landes and Son, Inc., of Harleysville, Pennsylvania, merges with HB McClure in August. IT Landes is a commercial and residential PHVAC service, installation and fuel oil company. HB McClure turns 100 years old.
“IT Landes is a fourth-generation family-run business, founded in 1929. We looked to merge with HB McClure because of its strong reputation as a leading mechanical contractor in the region and because of its employee-owned [ESOP] culture. Mike and I felt this was our best way to transition out of an ownership role and reward our current staff. In addition, HB McClure’s commitment to deliver superior customer service is a perfect fit with our business philosophy and culture.” – Chris Landes, Former Owner/President of IT Landes

HB McClure acquires Worden and Shewell out of York, Pennsylvania, and Green Mechanical from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.


HB McClure acquires Mainhart Mechanical of Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, and the residential service business of REMCO out of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. HB McClure has over 500 employees.

HB Global, LLC, was created to better support HB McClure and IT Landes as separate operating divisions, and HB Global announces the acquisition of Nash Plumbing and Mechanical, LLC, in November.
“In 2016 after a battle with a stress-related illness and 40 years in the construction business I decided it was time for the next stage in my life. The acquisition of Nash Plumbing and Mechanical by HB Global was a perfect fit for my needs to transition out of the business with what I required for retirement, and give my son and our 200 employees a better future and great benefits. This allowed the Nash legacy to continue for generations to come.” – James Nash, Former Owner of Nash Plumbing and Mechanical

IT Landes acquires R&R Mechanical from Lansdale, Pennsylvania, and HB McClure acquires BBEC out of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and Accu-Aire Mechanical Services from Lancaster, Pennsylvania.


HB McClure acquires Air Solutions LLC located in Randallstown, Maryland. HB Global employs over 900 people across its three operating divisions.

"Today, HB Global has continued to advance and evolve while remaining centered around the founding values of the HB McClure brand in 1914. Robert McClure’s philosophy and our commitment to being employee-focused have created what we have today. The future holds enormous possibilities and we are excited and fully committed to continue on our path to being an exceptional place to work while building retirement for our employees.”
- Bob Whalen, CEO, HB Global

IT Landes acquires Indian Valley Mechanical, LLC from Montgomery County, Pennsylvania


HB Global, LLC acquires North Shore Mechanical Contractors, LLC, based out of Danvers, Massachusetts. NSMC adds 85 employee owners to HB Global.

"I really think NSMC and HB Global are going to be a great fit. As a Co-Founder of the company, and being ‘the guy who is leaving’, it is very important to me to be leaving the company in good hands. HB Global’s embracement of the ESOP values and the desire to grow and build the business makes a difficult decision so much easier”
- Joe Whitney

HB Global, LLC acquires Spectrum Mechanical & Service Contractors LLC, based out of Tempe, AZ adding about 150 employee-owners to HB Global.


HB Global, LLC acquires William R. Nash, a Miami-based company. William R. Nash serves a broad spectrum of clientele such as healthcare facilities, hospitality complexes, correctional institutions, sports & entertainment projects, and high-rise building.


HB Global, LLC acquires Nash Mechanical, a Phoenix-based company. Nash Mechanical merged with Spectrum Mechanical brand and renamed themselves to Spectrum Mechanical & Plumbing Contractors, LLC. They will now operate as a full service plumbing and mechanical divsion.


HB Global, LLC acquires The Bell Company. The Bell Company has three subsidaries: Bell BCI Company, Bell Constructors, and John P. Bell & Sons.


HB Global, LLC creates new business unit HB Mechanical Group housing all of our commercial brands.


Creation of HB Capital as the private equity asset management division to further the mission of promoting broad based employee ownership. This platform allows HB to efficiently create employee-owned businesses in a variety of industries using multiple transaction structures.

Meet Our Team


Bob represents HB Global’s interest in the general partner.
As the current Chairman and CEO of HB Global, Bob led the company from approximately $29 million of revenue in 2008, to over $500 million to date, largely through inorganic acquisition growth.


Co-Founder and Managing Partner


Trent started his career on the Bank of America Corporate and Investment Banking Industrials Team. After Bank of America, Trent held the role of Manager of Corporate Development at HB Global, where he was responsible for managing the M&A deal process from sourcing through closing.


Co-Founder and Managing Director


Cole Started his career as a Commercial Construction Project Manager at IT Landes (HB Global’s Philadelphia Division) where he managed large HVAC and Plumbing commercial construction jobs.


Co-Founder and Managing Director


Kyle is currently the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at HB Global and has been with the Company for over 25 years. Kyle has worked in a variety of roles for the company over his career, from Controller to General Manager to his current role with HB Global.


SVP of Corporate Development


Tom is currently the CFO of HB Global. He is responsible for the planning, implementation, managing and running of all the finance activities of HB Global, as well as the risk management and information technology functions.


Chief Financial Officer


Sara has worked with HB Global for 10 years and is currently serving as the organization's Chief of Staff. She is experienced in Corporate Development, with a demonstrated history of working in the consumer services industry.


VP and Chief of Staff

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HB Capital is the private equity asset management division HB Global, a mechanical contractor that has successfully integrated 23 acquisitions since 2010. Our mission is to promote employee ownership by facilitating the sale of equity from the current owner(s) to existing management teams and other employees while consistently outperforming average private equity market returns.