Joe McFerron Plumbing
When and how did you get into this industry?
We both were in HVAC at Nichols Career Center. I (Joe) first started in 2006 through an internship at Frank Schrimpf Plumbing and Alex took a job at a local plumbing company during the summer of 2004. My drive was working with my hands and at different locations throughout the day. I enjoy the challenge and meet-ing new clients.
What sets you apart from your competition?
I’m on time, to the point, I charge only what the job needs, and I’m very honest.
How do you stay current and up-to-date with changes in your industry?
We get the latest tools to make our job easier and more efficient. We utilize an easy billing system which is helpful for our clients and us, and have two fantastic supply houses – Plumb Supply and Winsupply.
What’s one thing you wish everyone knew when it comes to plumbing?
Maintenance, maintenance, maintenance. Keeping your home appliances working well will save a headache and money in the long run.
How do you define success?
It’s a happy customer at the end of the job and a handshake with a satisfied smile.
What are the top 3 skills needed to be a master plumber?
Patience, common sense, and drive.
What’s your favorite part of your job?
J: The process.
A: The fact that I get to see different places and people and do different tasks everyday.
Do you have any advice for those just getting started?
Network months before you are thinking of opening a business. Get into the community. Always have a business card on you for future clients.
When someone is looking to hire a plumber, what should they look for?
Good reviews, word of mouth, and maybe go to the local parts shop and see who they would recommend.
Do you use any tricks to keep you motivated in your schedule?
I’m a G waiting on an O type of person. I’m motivated all day.
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