To have fun its sixtieth yr in the enterprise, Bill’s Plumbing & Sanikan is hosting a celebration for the public from nine a.M.-three p.M. Friday, April 12, at 425 S. Third Ave., Sequim.
To thank its many loyal clients and welcome new ones, there will be a barbeque lunch with dessert from 11 a.M.-1 p.M. Throughout the day; there may be dealer demonstrations, a surplus sale, and door prizes.
Judy Kimler, daughter of the original “Bill” in Bill’s Plumbing, co-owns the business with her mother and his widow Ann Kimler. Bill, initially from Pennsylvania, served within the Navy as a pipefitter, and as a younger couple, they settled in Sequim, Ann’s place of birth. Their small plumbing enterprise was hooked up in 1959 on Cedar Street, transferring to Bell Street in 1962 and ultimately to the South Third Avenue belongings, a former railroad backyard, within the Seventies.
For many years the commercial enterprise covered regular plumbing jobs, plumbing repair, septic gadget protection, and nicely drilling. Eventually, it became a local problem totally, promoting professional-grade plumbing fixtures and faucets in its showroom.
“Our expert-grade fixtures are extraordinary from the ones at huge field stores,” Judy recommended.
“At the Bell Street keep, we began having portable bathrooms,” said supervisor Karen Lewis, who’s labored for Bill’s Plumbing for 30 years.
“The Sanikan rentals have grown highly. We started with 20 steel ones, and now we have over seven hundred (plastic). We have a crew of 4 carrier technicians, and foreman Joe Coon makes the entirety move smoothly — inside the right path. Our motto is “Giving you a place to move since 1959.’”
They even have a -seater in a trailer that may be a must-have for outdoor weddings.
Bill died in 1995, and a few concepts the commercial enterprise might die with him; however, Judy and Ann, with committed personnel’s assistance, have persisted in its success. Also supporting customers within the showroom is Nancy Coon, another longtime worker.
“How has the business modified? The town has grown, yet we’re still the best mother and dad plumbing enterprise in Sequim, even with the boom. Dad’s favorite element turned into working with humans to help them restore matters,” Judy stated.
“The merchandise has changed loads — human beings are looking for growing older in place furnishings, bathrooms have all long gone to tall lavatories, and water conservation has sincerely changed the enterprise — the entirety is low-flow,” she stated.
Fixtures are going high-tech, too. Likely next year, Lewis said, homeowners with current furnishings may be able to provide bathroom and shower function commands to Alexa, Amazon’s virtual assistant.
“And Alexa will understand my voice as opposed to my husband’s voice,” Lewis said.
Fixtures encompass toilets, sinks, showers, bathtubs, and water warmers, preferred or on-demand, electric or propane. Faucets may be fashionable or straightforward in numerous kitchen, bathroom, bathe, and laundry finishes.
“We do promote American Standard stroll-in tubs due to the fact they’re very famous, in particular for growing older in region bathrooms,” Judy said, noting that there are many extras together with the range of jets and lighting.