The groupJohn The Plumber

Our History:

Our plumbing roots date back to the early 1900’s in New Jersey where our grandfather first learned the plumbing trade. He started Krobatsch Plumbing and Heating in the mid 1940’s which is where our dad John followed in his footsteps and learned the business. Our parents loved South Florida and traveled to the Pompano Beach area every year. On one of their trips down they stumbled across a deal on a house they couldn’t pass up. Just like that, they put our house in New Jersey on the market and we relocated to my parents’ favorite vacation destination.

John The Plumber was started in Pompano Beach in 1979 as a one man operation. Our dad, John had no visions of grandeur he simply wanted to provide quality service to his customers. His dream of living in South Florida had come true and he was able to build a solid home and business for his family. Unfortunately, our father passed away of cancer in 1987 at the age of 53.

It was at this time that his sons John and David purchased the company from our mother. Both John and David had extensive plumbing experience prior to purchasing the company, plumbing was basically their only profession from the time they were able to work. John had started his own company and David was the foreman of a large local plumbing company at the time of our dad’s passing. Rather than letting the reputation that our dad had built up through the years be wasted, they decided to become partners. They rode around together in the one truck the company owned until they had saved enough money to purchase an additional truck and tools. John and David ran the company out of our mothers’ house until 1999 when the company needed more space to grow. At that time the third son Michael joined the company full time after graduating from college. Michael also had extensive plumbing experience having worked with John and David from the time he was able to work and while attending college.

What separates us from other companies?

John The Plumber is a third generation plumbing company, with the fourth generation close at hand. All three brothers are state certified master plumbers and have a combined total of over 80 years of experience. In addition, we have 2 service technicians with over 10 years experience each, which combines for a total of over 100 years of experience.

We have been family owned and operated since the day our dad started the company in 1979 and have not only survived, but expanded solely on word of mouth. We have been able to do this because as owners we have a vested interest in making sure our customers are completely satisfied with the work we perform.

The most common way other plumbing companies pay employees is through a method called ticket time. This means that the service person coming to your house is only paid on the hours they bill and there is often a commission for materials sold. This creates an incentive to make the job last longer and to sell additional items that may not be needed at the current time. John The Plumber doesn’t work that way. None of our staff works off commission based sales or ticket time, so you can be sure that when we recommend something it is because you need it, not because we need to increase our personal bottom line.

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