Mid-American Water & Plumbing, Inc.  

Mechanical and Plumbing Contractor
5009 Murray Road
Manhattan, Kansas 66503
Phone: (785) 537-1072
Fax: (785) 776-8660


Meet the Mid-American Water & Plumbing Team


Bruce Ewing - Founder

Bruce Ewing, Master Plumber, is the founder of Mid-American Water & Plumbing.

Prior to starting Mid-American Water & Plumbing, he successfully owned and operated Manhattan Solar Systems and Mid-America Clean Water, a water softener company.

In 1987, Bruce started performing basic plumbing & heating repair work out of his home. Eventually, he extended his work to include new residential construction and remodeling work. In March of 1990 he incorporated Mid-American Water & Plumbing, Inc. In 1992 he successfully started bidding mechanical subcontract work at Fort Riley, Kansas for a variety commercial construction projects, including roof top units and boiler work.

In the past twenty years the company has more than tripled it’s workforce as well as increasing the volume of work the company is able to perform.

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Robert (Skip) Cansler - President / Owner

Robert (Skip) Cansler, Master Plumber, is the President of Mid-American Water & Plumbing.

Skip began working for Mid-American Water & Plumbing in 1993 and is one of the first employees hired when the company began doing mechanical subcontract work at Fort Riley, Kansas.

Skip oversees all field operations and job site management for Mid-American Water & Plumbing.

Skip’s experience with scheduling and coordinating MAWP’s workforce with other contractors and building occupants have helped solidify the relationship between Mid-American Water & Plumbing and the surrounding communities. In addition, his years of experience working on simultaneously scheduled projects, has given him a complete understanding of the importance of construction schedules, material management, and meeting critical deadlines.

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Dane Boyd - Vice President / Owner

Dane Boyd, Mechanical Engineer P.E. is the Vice-President of Mid-American Water & Plumbing.

Dane is responsible for all interoffice operations including the Accounting, Estimating, Project Management, Drafting and IT departments.

Dane’s history with Mid-American Water & Plumbing started when he was in High School working as an apprentice during several summer breaks. This also continued while he attended college at Kansas State University during which he helped set up the mechanical and plumbing estimating software that is still in use. While in college Dane interned with Orazem & Scalora Engineering in Manhattan, KS, and also with Burns & Mcdonnell Engineering in Kansas City, MO.

Dane graduated in May 2005 from Kansas State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. After graduation, he worked for Halliburton as a Logging Engineer before joining Mid-American Water & Plumbing.

Dane has been full time with Mid-American Water & Plumbing since September 2006. Starting as a project estimator he now holds the title of Vice President. Dane still estimates as well as oversees other company operations.

Dane is a member of ASHRAE and holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kansas State University. Dane is a Licensed Engineer in the state of Kansas.

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Jeff Young - Project Manager / Project Estimator / Owner

United States Army, Retired
Jeff has a work history during his 20 years in the Army that includes multitasking and organizational skills.  Some of his work includes managing and organizing over 100 vehicles for a military battalion.  He was responsible for all maintenance, assignment, and organization of transportation critical to the success and safety of mission accomplishments.  He also has experience in scheduling and multi-tasking of day-to-day operations for 800 plus personnel.  At one time he was accountable for over $14 million of military equipment. 

Jeff started working for Mid-American Water & Plumbing as a laborer in the field. It quickly became apparent that his extensive experience with multi-tasking, scheduling, and task assigning would be a valuable asset to the Project Estimating Management team.  He has successfully bid and managed several projects, including one of Mid-American’s largest projects completed to date for just over $7.5 million.  

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Pat Heptig - Project Manager / Project Estimator / Owner

Master Gas Fitter
Journeyman Plumber
Master Mechanical

Pat graduated from the Manhattan Area Technical College HVAC Program in 1970.  That same year he became the manager of Stan’s Refrigeration Service in Manhattan, Kansas. 

In 1976 he attended Heat Pump Schooling in Wichita, Kansas.  This course covered system sizing and installation and he became involved in energy conservation practices of high efficiency heating and cooling equipment.  Pat is also a past member of Refrigeration Service Engineer’s Society.

In 1982 Pat was asked to become a member of the Manhattan Area Technical College’s Advisory Board for the HVAC curriculum.  He served on this board for several years.  In 1983 he was asked by Dr. Paul Rempal of Kansas State University to custom design and build a “Constant Temperature Holding and Processing Case” for the Kansas Artificial Breading Unit.  This unit is still in use today. 

In 1989 he became the sole owner of Stan’s Refrigeration.  In 1996 he decided to sell that business in order to work for Mid-American Water & Plumbing, Inc. as a Project Estimator/Manager and HVAC Systems Designer.

Pat holds a Master Gas, Master Mechanical and Journeyman Plumber license and is also a past member of Refrigeration Service Engineer’s Society.

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Paul Goscha - Project Manger / Purchasing Agent

Paul has over 15 years of experience as a project manager for both plumbing and mechanical construction work. He graduated from the Union Sheetmetal Apprenticeship School and currently holds his Master Mechanical license. He is also a licensed Plumbing Inspector.

Paul joined Mid-American in 2005 originally as one of our field managers. Due to his obvious expertise and familiarity with plumbing and mechanical systems Paul was subsequently offered the position as our chief equipment and materials purchaser in 2008.

Paul continues to be a valuable asset to the Mid-American team and, in addition to his role as our equipment and material purchaser, he has recently been promoted to Sheet Metal Project Manager. Paul now manages and oversees all sheet metal projects.

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