John Wilson – Growing the Family Plumbing Business – Ep. 47

My guest on this episode is John Wilson. John purchased his 3rd generation family business, Wilson Plumbing, which was started by his grandfather and has grown it from 4-5 plumbers to 20 and still growing strong. I’ve had guests with just one company and those with a half dozen companies or more. John’s in the middle and we spend some time talking about his evolution into a holding company role and desire to build a portfolio of companies. 

We also talk about building his plumbing business, hiring and training new plumbers including how to walk up to a customer’s house, why plumbers often don’t make good managers, and how to scale a home services business. I learned a ton about the nuances of operating in this episode and I hope you take away a few great lessons from John’s experience so far.

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