ITS-founder, John Rocheleau, created many of the circulator flanges and valves that have become the norm in the plumbing and HVAC industry, and licensed them to Taco, Inc., in 1999.

Following, is a look at my inventions that I began creating, in 1996, with the help of 2 pattern-makers: David Nugent – www.nugentpatterns.com – and Andrew Cutney – both of Laconia, New Hampshire. Nugent would make 250 door handles for Bill Gates’ new home, in Washington state, and he would help me create hundreds of designs right up to the present.

John’s Story of Inventing the Taco “Freedom Flange” line of circulator flanges and valves.