Bob Draper standing outside against dusky sky

In 1971, Bob came to Taos and started Phoenix Mechanical because he’d decided he needed a good reason to stay in the place he’d quickly come to love so much. His first plumbing job was building a double outhouse for a nice couple in Arroyo Seco, and believe it or not, Bob knew he had found his calling.

In his spare time, Bob enjoys flying airplanes, hiking, biking, and pretty much anything you can put -ing at the end of. He loves running his business and meeting all the interesting people – and their myriad projects – whom his work brings him into contact with, loves his wife and their three children, and enjoys living right downtown in Taos. Bob is an active member of St. James Episcopal church, and you should hear him sing in their choir! Bob retired from Mechanical Phoenix in 2022.