Our Plumbing Technicians
The Plumbing Technicians at Meares Plumbing differ from other companies. Instead of trying to “sell”, their mission is to serve. We want to earn your trust and build a long-term relationship. Our plumbers will do this by providing the highest quality of professionalism and service. We base everything we do on your health, safety and comfort. To ensure we instill these beliefs in each and every technician, each “new hire” must ride with a veteran employee for a minimum of four weeks plus they spend an additional week of “classroom training” in our training room located at our headquarters.
Clean, friendly, and courteous – Our technicians wear “floor savers” and clean up after they are done. If you’re not completely satisfied, you don’t pay.
98% difference – Of those who apply, one out of every 43 qualifies to enter your home wearing a Meares Plumbing uniform.
Drug screened and background tested – Your safety is our priority. All Meares Plumbing employees have been through an extensive background check and drug screening.
Skilled Professionals – Our technicians have spent ample time in the role of apprentice to master plumbers. On the average they will have up to 417 hours of continuing education courses each year.
Ed finished his apprenticeship program in 1989 and recieved his Journeyman liscense in 1992. After 11 years of working as a Liscensed Journeyman Plumber Ed decided to take the next step and become a Master Plumber in 2003. Besides his Master plumbing license Ed has a variety of other licenses and certifications. He has worked on residential, commercial and industrial projects. When Ed isnt doing plumbing he spends the majority of his time with his family. They frequent Seaworld, Busch Gardens and Adventure Island.
Jimmy started plumbing as a young kid as his father had his own company for over 30 years. Plumbing is in his blood. Jimmy has been with Meares Plumbing now for a total of 8 years but he left for 6 years to serve our country. Jimmy joined the U.S. Army as an Infantryman where he attended Air Assault School, Airborne School and Pathfinder School. He made a tough decision to not re-enlist and instead come home to his famiy and continue in the plumbing trade. When not plumbing, Jimmy spends as much time as he can with his family and also plays softball.
Jeremy has over 15 years in the plumbing trade. He started his journey in plumbing by attending Pinellas Technical College and learning his basic skills there. Jeremy has multiple Certifications in Gas, Energy Saving Products and Water Treatment. Jeremy is a Certified Water Specialist through the National Water Quality Association. Jeremy is a previous bicycle motocross professional and when he is not plumbing he still enjoys riding his bicycle and spending time with his family.
Jesse has been plumbing since he graduated high school in 2003. The week after he graduated he turned in his backpack and picked up a shovel and came to work at Meares Plumbing. Throughout the years Jesse has worked in every phase of plumbing including, new construction residential and commercial, remodel and Service. When Jesse isn’t at work he enjoys fishing, boating and college football.
Kevin has been in the plumbing trade since 2008. He started his career in Georgia. After moving to Florida he started working for Meares Plumbing as a New Construction Warranty Technician. While working in that division Kevin realized he liked interacting and fixing customers problems so he decided to transfer to Meares Plumbing’s Service Department where he continues to work today. Kevin has received countless hours of training and certifications in Gas, energy saving products and water treatment. When Kevin isn’t plumbing he enjoys spending time with his family, fishing and boating.
Matt has been part of the Meares Plumbing Family since 2011. He holds multiple licenses and certifications with gas, backflow prevention and water treatment just to name a few. He has been to multiple training’s regarding water treatment, green products , energy star rated products, etc. When Matt isn’t plumbing he enjoys spending time with his family and playing softball.
Nick joined Meares Plumbing in 2015 but has been plumbing all his life. His father owned his own plumbing company so Nick was born with a pipe wrench in hand. When not plumbing Nick enjoys being on the water fishing and hanging out with his friends.
Rafael or Rafy as his friends call him is a third generation plumber. Rafy has multiple Certifications from all the education and trainings hes done to become a plumber. Gas piping, energy efficient products and water treatment are a few areas that he is certified in. When not plumbing Rafy is a family man. He always surrounds himself with his family and enjoys watching his kids play sports.
Rob has been plumbing for about 6 years. He entered the trade because he enjoyed helping people and problem solving. Rob has countless hours of trainging and multiple certifications. When hes not plumbing, Rob enjoys spending time with his family, riding his motorcycle and fishing.