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Schubert Plumbing & Heating are one of Mission’s big family success stories, having come a long way from the early days in 1978, where Dan Sr. worked out of their home and relied on word of mouth to get the business up and running. Dan Jr. joined in more recent years and now the father/son duo employ over 60 staff, 60% of which are Mission residents.
The boom began in 2010 with the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, drawing in business throughout the Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver. With efficient service and high standards in customer care, their reputation has grown and with it their business, seeing a 300% increase in the past 5 years. With this they have faced the challenge of sourcing qualified tradespeople, so if you are looking for a rewarding and diverse career, think about the trades!
Operating three main service divisions in residential, commercial and new construction, there is little the team cannot tackle, from everyday plumbing and heating requirements, to design and assist with new developments. Since working on the Mission Complex Residential Care Facility, a project Fraser Health see as a model for Fraser Valley communities, they have found a niche in seniors care facilities, with a large percentage of construction work based on repeat business and word of mouth recommendations.
And you never know what the next call will lead to. Last year a large cosmetics company requested one-off drain cleaning, which has since lead to a permanent contract. Not only have they dealt with the everyday plumbing and heating issues but through learning about the processes of soap making they were able to develop a new, more effective system for heating and cooling kettles of soap, which has seen the company save time, money and an increase in production levels, a real win-win.
The secret of their success is largely due to the support of the local community and in return the Schubert’s listen to their client base. With local residents calling for 24/7 assistance, Schubert Plumbing recently acquired Aquasave Plumbing and Heating Services in Abbotsford, bringing 14 of the staff over to Mission to meet the demands of their clientele, and are now pleased to offer 24/7 service, 365 days a year.
Schubert Plumbing & Heating – 6967 Bridge Street, Mission. Tel: 604-826-3102 www.schubertplumbing.ca
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