Persistence Pays Off When Starting and Growing a Company

Chicago-area plumber fights to get into the industry and uses that drive to build up and grow his company

Persistence Pays Off When Starting and Growing a Company

Dave Denning and Tim Golter, journeyman plumbers; Toby Fisher, plumber’s helper; Dylan Turner, journeyman plumber; Jay Parker, CSR/dispatcher; Joe Fuentes, president/owner; Christa Limperis, Mike Taylor, plumber’s helper; office manager; Ryan Faulhaber, apprentice plumber; Chris Loveless and Luke Roos, apprentice plumbers; Tom Iversen, journeyman plumber; and Dylan Szpinalski, apprentice plumber.

What sparks a person to start a business? The notion is triggered in many ways — admiring a self-employed person and wanting to emulate it, perhaps, or finding yourself with a truckload of widgets and realizing there’s a market for them.

For Joe Fuentes, the desire to have his...

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