Learn About Bornstein Sons

Bornstein Sons, Inc. is a 3rd generation family owned and operated contracting company
serving residential, commercial and industrial customers since 1928. 


With humble beginings, our company was started by Grandpa Harry in 1928. He opened a small plumbing shop on Belmont Avenue in Newark where he provided service to local cusomers. We're not too big, so that we're unapproachable, not too small, so that we can service your needs...we're just right!

We still service a few of his original customers today throughout Essex, Morris, Union, Passaic, and Bergen Counties.

Our mission is to provide the highest quality of service and to superior installations and replacements of heating and cooling systems for our customers, taking their needs into consideration and always doing the appropriate job.  

We stand behind our workmanship where competitors fall short. We are recognized as industry leaders regionally.

Richard E. Fertel

Richard E. Fertel-President

is a graduate of the City University of New York and Lincoln Technical Institute and has completed many post graduate business and technical courses. Richard's "first day on the job" was in January 1975, and he hasn't missed a beat since then. 

Following through each year as required, Richard vigorously completes course updates as mandated by the New Jersey State Licensing Bureaus. Richard holds all licenses for the organization and is constantly updating his expertise, obtaining new certifications and approaches advances with a quest for knowledge.

He has taught several technical and business courses over the years and lectured for The Electrical Contractor’s Association and is held in high regard by our colleagues.

Richard’s main function is overseeing all mechanical installations, meeting with customers for the purpose of providing estimates and scheduling all work that passes through the company’s busy calendar.

His day-to-day involvement keeps his hands on the “pulse” of the business.

Richard is never more than a phone call away and constantly involved in all business activities.

Customers are pleased to see that he always inspects their installations... and is approachable.

Customer service is not just a department, it's the way we do things.


Bonnie Bornstein Fertel-Vice President

A native-born Essex County NJ gal, Bonnie focuses on the administrative side of the business, handling all back-end business matters.

Bonnie also designed and maintains our website, and handles all marketing, and customer relations.

She is the backbone for reinforcement of the meticulous office staff.

With an artistic flair and love of all things beautiful, Bonnie’s design skills have been the inspiration for many custom bathroom remodels and custom design décor projects for clients wishing to embark on a truly sensational renovation project.

Another of Bonnie's passions is new innovations in terms of technology and communications with a concentration on streamlining processes for our clients, prospective customers, technicians and our office staff.

She consistently keeps a close eye on the all too necessary details of insurance and financials keeping our company on the cutting edge and able to provide the service our customers have come to expect.

hadOur resident 'marketing maven' and webmaster, (she designed and maintains our website), social media pro and blogger, Bonnie has achieved 'Expert Author' status for online editorial sites such as GoArticles.com and EZine Articles.com, and had been a past-contributing blogger on several of the popular 'Patch.com' sites including Ridgewood, LivingstonWest Orange , New Providence, Maplewood , Montclair, Cranford and Bloomfield.

You can connect with Bonnie on LinkedIn.

Having created websites and managed marketing campaigns for many small business owners Bonnie has taken a sabbatical from this, retaining previous clients and may return to this creativity in the near future; however today Bonnie concentrates on her family, including her granddaughter born in 2018, decorating, landscape design for her home and vacation home and other creative passions. Whenever possible, Bonnie immerses in Watercolor painting. 

You can see some of her original watercolors here.  

At Bornstein Sons, we run our business not only as a well-oiled machine, but we haven't lost that personal touch.

Our well-trained staff is part of the family that makes our organization what it is.

Our customers truly matter….we look forward to adding your name to our growing list of satisfied customers!

Our family is in its ninth decade in the contracting business where we focus on current issues and embark on a new journey to help New Jersey businesses and families utilize 'Green' solutions to preserve our planet, economize and reduce our carbon footprint.

Schedule a service call or repair with Bornstein Sons for your northern NJ home or business.