Quick—what image comes to mind when you think of a plumber that works out of his mother’s house? A raggedy old truck in the driveway and a handyman-looking dude in a stained wife-beater drinking beer most of the day (“Waitin’ on plumbing calls, Ma! Burrrrrp…”) in a garage full of random, hacked-up piping and fittings with rusty tools, a shelf full of old paint and ancient grease and oil stains spattered across the floor?
Maybe in 95% of cases you’d be right, but not this time. Our 2017-2018 Western Contractor of the Year, Milton Frank Plumbing of Spring, Texas, operates a plumbing showroom out of his Mom’s old three-bedroom ranch house, while the rest of the operation is tucked away in back of a new building addition.