About Us

Our team is a group of industry professionals that are in place to offer training, support, design assistance and multiple ways to help grow your business. We consider ourselves to be a well-rounded group that thoroughly enjoys working with our peers in the plumbing heating and mechanical trades. FourMation Sales is a team of 10. We were founded in 2001 by Dean Corrigan and currently have four principal owners. We pride ourselves on our technical and product expertise as well as quick responses to questions and opportunities. We have hundreds of years of combined experience and look forward to working with you now and in the future.

Vision:

Our vision is not to be the biggest but the best. With our core focus being demand creation and 100% customer service. Our dedication is to fast customer support and making our industry partners more profitable.

Our team:

Bill Murphy

Bill Murphy

Outside Sales

P: 763-420-6900
M: 414-399-3476
E: bill@fourmationsales.com

Short Bio

Bill has been in the plumbing business in both the retail and wholesale trade channels for over 25 years. He has an undergraduate degree from the University Wisconsin-Madison as well as attended several Accounting and HR related seminars and conferences. Bill has a diverse sales background, and has held several different positions in outside sales, key account management and sales management calling on small independent accounts as well as large corporations. He enjoys all levels of the sales process including strategic planning, account development, and the relationships that are formed. Outside of work, Bill enjoys golfing, playing tennis and spending time with his family and friends.

Chris Edstrom

Chris Edstrom

Inside Sales

P: (763) 420-6900
M: (763) 645-9177
E: chris@fourmationsales.com

Short Bio

Chris has been with Fourmation Sales for nearly 3 years after a short career in the financial services industry. As a graduate of St. Cloud State University, he has applied his education and previous work experience to his current position. He has thoroughly enjoyed developing relationships with the manufacturers and customers. Chris’ focus is fittings and valves, but is trained in all of our lines. Outside of the office, he is a big sports fan and enjoys golfing as much as possible.

Dean Corrigan

Dean Corrigan

Principal

P: (763) 420-6900
M: (612) 961-4230
E: Deanc@FourmationSales.com

Short Bio

Dean Corrigan has been in the Plumbing business for over 25 years. Dean grew up building homes with his father at a young age. Dean graduated from College at St Cloud State University and also attended ROTC and became a Commissioned Officer in the United States Army. While attending college Dean worked in the field for a mechanical contractor where he gained considerable knowledge in the plumbing industry. Dean worked for a few different Rep agencies before starting FourMation Sales. The last 15 years as a Manufacturers Reps has been a fantastic experience working with an outstanding team of professionals and introducing products to the market place with Military Precision. Living the Dream and Enjoying the Ride!

Dean Zumwalde

Dean Zumwalde

Principal

P: (763) 420-6900
M: (612) 819-1302
E: deanz@fourmationsales.com

Short Bio

Dean Zumwalde has been in the plumbing / heating business for over 30 years. Starting at age 17 working 5 years for a large plumbing & heating contractor after school and full time in the summer through college. Dean’s next 14 years were spent working for a wholesale company holding different positions within the company inside sales, outside sales, plumbing manager and 4 years as the general manager. His last 12 years have been amazing as a manufacturer’s rep, “working with a lot of great people and bringing products to the market that I truly believe in!”

Janelle Mutterer

Janelle Mutterer

Inside Sales

P: (763) 420-6900
M: (612) 282-8249
E: janelle@fourmationsales.com

Short Bio

Janelle has 16 years’ experience in the plumbing industry, 11 here at FourMation Sales.

Being a part of our internal team, she strives to assist all colleagues & customers in the most efficient manner.

“Customers may forget what you say but they’ll never forget how you made them feel.”

Jay Baars

Jay Baars

Outside Sales

P: (763) 420-6900
M: (612) 499-7925
E: jay@fourmationsales.com

Short Bio

Jay Baars has over 30 years in the plumbing and HVACR industry, beginning at a young age assisting his father and grandfather in their plumbing and heating company. With a degree from Dunwoody School of Technology he has worked as a union pipefitter for the Minneapolis Local 539 for 12 years and as a project manager/estimator for large mechanical firm. Discovering his passion for hydronics, Jay has spent the past 9 years as a manufacturers’ rep and brings a vast knowledge of HVAC and hydronic systems to FourMation Sales. Jay carries multiple master licenses in both Minneapolis and St. Paul, a high pressure piping masters and a limited low voltage license for the state of Minnesota.

Jim Ingle

Jim Ingle

Principal

P: (763) 420-6900
M: (320) 266-5772
E: jim@fourmationsales.com

Short Bio

Jim Ingle is a 17 year veteran that has worked in many facets of the plumbing, heating and mechanical industries. From Contractor to Distributor to Manufacturer and now Manufacturers Representative his main attributes have been collected around heating products where he works to offer the best possible support to his colleagues and customers. Jim conducts training seminars for contractors around design and application principles. He also travels for sales, design and technical assistance.

Mike Malesa

Mike Malesa

Outside Sales

P: (763) 420-6900
M: (920) 851-7598
E: mike@fourmationsales.com

Short Bio

Mike Malesa graduated from UW-Stout with Finance and Hotel Management degrees. He then managed a large food service operation for a hotel in Philadelphia for 2 years.  Mike then worked in sales for Prudential Estate Planning for 3 years where he was responsible for a 5 person staff.  He then moved to the Kohler Co. for 9 years as a Senior Sales Executive responsible for all sales in Northern and Central WI as well as the UP of Michigan where he also assisted in training new sales people.  Most recently Mike worked for Midwest Sales and Marketing (a large Manufacturers Rep Agency in WI) selling mostly heating products.  Mike states " I have been dealing with many of the same distributors and contractors for over 23 years and have thoroughly enjoyed helping grow their hydronic sales in several millions of dollars over my time". 

Nick Trojan

Nick Trojan

Inside Sales

P: (763) 420-6900
M: (763) 645-4282
E: nick@fourmationsales.com

Short Bio

Nick Trojan has been in the plumbing and heating industry for 15 years. He graduated from Dunwoody School of Technology with a Degree in HVAC Design. While he was attending school Nick worked in the heating department of a wholesaler. He then went to work for 11 years at a large commercial mechanical contractor where tasks included estimating, drafting and project management. In 2011 Nick had the opportunity to come work for FourMation Sales. He now does commercial quotes, technical troubleshooting, boiler start-ups, radiant/snowmelt designs.

Ryan Crowell

Ryan Crowell

Principal / Inside Sales

P: (763) 420-6900
M: (763) 257-2973
E: ryan@fourmationsales.com

Short Bio

Ryan has been actively involved in plumbing, heating and mechanical industries for the past 25 years. He has worked at all levels of the channel; including plumbing contractors, wholesale distribution, regional sales manager for a manufacturer, and as a manufacturers’ representative. Currently, Ryan actively works inside as the primary point of contact for many of our manufacturers and provides support for outside sales, distributors, engineers and contractors. Ryan enjoys collaborating with others to find solutions to all issues that arise in the market and enjoys educating all parties on the benefits of working with our manufacturers and Fourmation Sales.

Ryan Swanson

Ryan Swanson

Outside Sales

P: (763) 420-6900
M: (651) 269-7252
E: ryans@fourmationsales.com

Short Bio

Ryan Swanson has been in the Plumbing and HVAC industry for the past 12 years. A graduate of Dunwoody College of Technology, Ryan also holds a Masters Plumbing License for the State of Minnesota as well as Minneapolis/St. Paul. He is also med gas certified and holds an ASSE certification for backflow protection. Ryan enjoys spending time with distributors and contractors offering technical training, and support for mechanical solutions. He is available for training and travel upon request.

Tim LaDuke

Tim LaDuke

Outside Sales

P: (763) 420-6900
M: (763) 221-5241
E: tim@fourmationsales.com

Short Bio

Tim LaDuke has enjoyed working in the HVAC/R and Plumbing Industry for the past 23 years. A graduate of Dunwoody College of Technology, Tim enjoys working closely with and helping find solutions for Engineers, Distributors and Contractors. He also offers technical training seminars on many mechanical and plumbing applications. Tim is always available for travel, technical assistance and support.

Associations


FourMation Sales is proud members of the following associations:

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