About Us

The Socha Company was incorporated in the State Of New Mexico in 1954. The company started out as Barnhart Dwyer Engineering; then Barnhart Taylor Engineering; and finally The Socha Company, Inc. The company has always focused on relationships within the Engineering community as well as a strong Wholesale distribution focus. Many company’s find this historical perspective useful in doing business in New Mexico.

Our Team

Gary L. Socha

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Gary Socha is a native New Mexican born and raised in Albuquerque. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico in Mechanical Engineering in 1978. The first job out of school was with Phillips Petroleum in Borger Texas. In 1980 he went to work for an established Rep firm in Albuquerque that would become The Socha Company. Gary’s interest in heat transfer has focused the company on “heating related“ products .

The Socha Company is focused on superior customer service. We have a staff committed to getting it right. Gary has been happily married to Linda Socha since college and they have one daughter, Maria. Gary completed a three-year program at Arizona State University to receive the designation of Certified Professional Manufacture’s Representative (CPMR).

We stand ready to solve your New Mexico challenges and help you love New Mexico Business.

Joe Corbin
General Manager

Joe Corbin joined The Socha Company in March of 2020.   He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Lenoir Rhyne University in Hickory, North Carolina in 1993.  He has 25 years of experience on the wholesale side of the business working with groups in the plumbing, HVAC, hydronics and mechanical divisions.  He is an adamant supporter of the servant leadership model that puts customers first.  With our broad knowledge of our manufacturer’s products to a serving mindset, he aims to help our customers grow their business with the lines we represent.

Ezra Hutterer
Project Manager


Ezra’s background as a Mechanical Contractor, as well as 15 years field experience in the plumbing and heating/cooling trade, has made him a valuable addition to The Socha Company.  Specializing in the interworking of radiant heating (including solar thermal and geothermal applications) and the understanding of their related products has helped him be able to provide top of the line customer service.

Ezra also just recently started His 3 year program at the University of Texas to receive his Certified Professional Manufacture Reprehensive (CPMR) certificate.

Mayra Dominguez
Office Manager

SochaCompany_StaffImages_MayraMayra Dominguez was born and raised in Albuquerque. She received her associates degrees from CNM in Accounting and Business Administration. Mayra’s experience includes several years as a legal assistant, office manager, bookkeeper, and payroll clerk. She plans to finish her Bachelor’s degree at UNM-Anderson School of Business.

Gabriel Fernandez
Customer Service

Gabriel Fernandez was born and raised in Albuquerque. Currently working on an Associate of science degree at CNM. I plan on finishing my bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at UNM. I have experience in customer service, retail, and warehouse management.

Michael Mauchline
Outside Sales

Michael has been with The Socha Company, Inc. since 2003, and has trained extensively with the manufacturers we represent. He specializes in commercial sales, and works closely with consulting engineering firms and mechanical contractors to ensure that commercial projects are successful. In addition to commercial sales and support, Michael leads in hydronic design including radiant heating, snow melting, solar thermal and geothermal thermal systems. Promoted to Vice President in 2013, Michael has become an invaluable asset to the team at The Socha Company, Inc., our manufacturers, and all of our customers.

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