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I met up with Mike at his office and we talked about his company, Mike Barret Plumbing & Heating LLC. We discussed the establishment of his Plumbing Company, and the hardest parts about owning a business. One of the of the toughest parts of having a business in 2016, he says, is competing against guys who are not licensed and insured. “Unfortunately it happens a lot, guys will pay other guys to borrow their licenses to get the job, and the customer will think their getting a great deal.”
We talked about how he’s grateful for the small team of plumbers he has working for him. They both have families in the Danbury / New Milford area. Mike himself has twins that are four years old. Both plumbers working for him understand the need for delivering the best service to their customers.
Mike got his start after graduating from Henry Abbot Tech, and doing his apprenticeship with M&M Plumbing. He explained that it was tough opening a business because advertising in the phonebook was extremely expensive. Phonebooks are long extinct, and the internet has taken over.
Owning a Plumbing Business in 2016
Mike Barret Plumbing & Heating has built up 247 5 star reviews on Angie’s List, but Angie’s List recently changed up their listing format. Now when you do a search in Angie’s List, the companies that come up first are the ones paying the most for advertising instead of the ones with the best reputation.
On the flip-side, Mike explains “the internet will can destroy a business rather quickly. If you don’t do a nice job or treat people fairly then you’ll rack up a handful of bad reviews that can destroy your business.” When talking about whether or not he wanted to grow his business he expressed the need to stay small in order to provide the best service to his customers.
Why Choose Mike Barret Plumbing & Heating LLC?
To wrap things up I asked - if a customer was to choose between Mike Barret Plumbing & Heating LLC and three others just like it, why should they choose yours? Mike explains that “because I’m in touch with every customer regardless if I’m on site or not. We stand behind our work completely – no questions asked. On top of that we don’t have a lot of overhead so we’re able to keep our prices down.”
After interviewing Mike Barret, owner of Mike Barret Plumbing & Heating LLC it was easy to notice that we was a real family man who cares a ton about business, and will provide nothing but the best plumbing service in the Danbury area.
Contact Mike Barret Plumbing & Heating LLC
Address: Serving a 40 mile radius around Danbury including Bethel, New Milford, New Fairfield, Brookfield, New Milford and more.
Owner: Mike Barret
Year Established: 2001
Phone Number: (203) 778-3964