Greg and Brandon of G&C Plumbing and Heating are great guys, but don’t take my word for it. Let’s take a moment to get to know a bit about each of them. This way you’ll understand the stellar work you’re getting and feel even better about the referrals you’re making to friends and loved ones.
In 1985, while pumping gas for $5 hour, Greg Sheck was offered his first plumbing job for $5.50 hour. “I didn’t know anything about plumbing at the time, but I was pretty into a .50 raise, so I started plumbing on weekends until I graduated high school.”
After high school, Greg started plumbing full time and discovered he really liked it. “My boss pretty much handed responsibility over to me, so I had to learn how to do plumbing the hard way, which usually meant doing it wrong, getting yelled at, and then doing it again.”
This was before cell phones, so “if I did have a question it was either figure it out myself or find the nearest bar because chances are that’s where my boss was.” Despite the learning curve, Greg managed to stick it out and in 1990, he passed his Journeyman’s plumbers license. He was offered a great job, got married to a lovely lady named Christine, had a beautiful baby boy named Brandon, and a sweet baby girl named Tayla.
Greg worked for the same plumbing company for 14 years and was fairly happy until his boss changed his business model in an attempt to make a quick buck and “things went downhill real fast,” said Greg.
In 2005, G&C Plumbing and Heating was born. “The “G” is for Greg and the “C” is for Christine in case anyone is wondering how I came up with the name.”
Now a Master Plumber, Greg worked for well-known builders and general contractors in the Franklin, MA area until the crash of 2009, when “five general contractors filed for bankruptcy all at the same time -that was tough,” said Greg who decided to use the time to change the G&C business model.
A family business through and through, Brandon came on board later that year as an apprentice to Greg. The father and son team started working exclusively for homeowners doing residential service and repair work. “Turns out it was the right move, business has never better,” says the happy papa!
And that’s the story, well half of it: A father and son team working hard to serve their community. They know your name, and you recognize the G&C Truck as it travels back and forth across southern Mass. It’s a great story when you think of it: A successful local business that helps friends and neighbors.
Great job Greg!!
Stay tuned next time to hear about Greg’s son, Brandon – the other plumber who prides himself on keeping his backside covered (poor plumbers and the plumber’s crack jokes that plague them)