• Rich Barlow

    Senior Writer

    Photo: Headshot of Rich Barlow, an older white man with dark grey hair and wearing a grey shirt and grey-blue blazer, smiles and poses in front of a dark grey backdrop.

    Rich Barlow is a senior writer at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. Perhaps the only native of Trenton, N.J., who will volunteer his birthplace without police interrogation, he graduated from Dartmouth College, spent 20 years as a small-town newspaper reporter, and is a former Boston Globe religion columnist, book reviewer, and occasional op-ed contributor. Profile

  • Jackie Ricciardi

    Staff photojournalist

    Portrait of Jackie Ricciardi

    Jackie Ricciardi is a staff photojournalist at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. She has worked as a staff photographer at newspapers that include the Augusta Chronicle in Augusta, Ga., and at Seacoast Media Group in Portsmouth, N.H., where she was twice named New Hampshire Press Photographer of the Year. Profile

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There are 16 comments on BU’s Lead Plumber Is Best in the Country. And Tops at HVAC, Too

  1. Congratulations Mr. Childress! I love the idea of celebrating the trades, and I love that you’re giving some of your winnings to charities! Very good article, too. Thanks all around.

  2. We are incredibly grateful to have BU’s lead plumber, who also excels in HVAC, recognized as the best in the country. Their dedication to excellence and expertise in both plumbing and HVAC systems significantly contributes to the safety, comfort, and efficiency of our facilities.

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