Plumbing in a New Direction

Jet Plumbing reorganizes and rebuilds into a stronger company with better revenue control and cost allocation.
Plumbing in a New Direction
The leadership team at Jet Plumbing includes (from left) Don Smith, drain department supervisor; Bill Garlick, technical expert/quality control; Jason Deen, plumbing department supervisor; Jim Walker, owner; Tommy Stegmaier, operations manager; Bill Burgess, underground department supervisor; Al Solomon, HVAC department supervisor; and Drew Rolley, vice president of marketing.

Jim Walker’s family-owned plumbing business had been around nearly 40 years when the recession hit and his staff was reduced from 50 to only 25 in a matter of months. Walker realized he had to halt the bleeding, so in 2008 he took some measured but necessary steps.


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