John Jesse in front of one of his earlier and favorite hot water boiler projects. Picture by Manny Becerra

Design. Metal. Hydronic Heat.


Dear Friends and Community,

On July 8, 2020, our beloved John passed away.

"John took off about a half hour ago, I got to be with him, I feel very privileged." β€” Tim Healion

Please visit to express your condolences and share any stories and memories you have of John. Any sort of life celebration event that is possible to have during the COVID-19 pandemic, and for those that can participate, will be shared on the Caring Bridge website by family and friends.

John's current craft is hydronic heat, boiler work, and building nifty, useful things for friends, businesses and the community using a combination of metal, wood, and scraps, including building electric vehicles. Odds are good that you'll know someone that knows someone in Northern Nevada that has a custom hot water boiler, steel project, or some other cool thing that John built for them. He's also a fan of Tesla.

Visit for pictures of the building he designed from the groundup.

On the personal front, John is a papa to an incredible human named, Geneva. On occassion, you'll spot John roller staking or riding his bike around town, 🚲, and, more than likely, catching the latest jazz jam session at Laughing Planet while enjoying a naked burrito and German beer 🎢🎷🌯πŸ₯—.

John believes in and lives by, "do no harm".

Check out this short piece in the Reno News & Review by local journalist extraordinaire, Brian Burghart, to learn more about John's story.