Plumbing Company Stays the Course

Plumber’s unexpected death didn’t mean a downslide for his longtime company, as his wife and children stepped up to ensure it remained strong and on a healthy growth trajectory

Plumbing Company Stays the Course

Technician Savannah McGinnis uses a Gorlitz Sewer & Drain cleaning machine to clean out the drain of a bathtub at a residential customer job in San Jose.

When Valerie McGinnis’ husband Mark unexpectedly died of a heart attack in January 2020 at age 60, she wasn’t sure what would happen to $15 Sewer & Drain, the business the well-known plumber and drain cleaner had started in 1986 in San Jose, California.

That all changed when...

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