The Showcase Magazine - Salutes

By Lauren Holstein

Situations requiring a plumber are not always pleasant, but with Benjamin Franklin Plumbing you’ll always have a pleasant team on site to fix the problem. Their prompt and dependable plumbing services have been operating in Hunterdon, Somerset, and Union counties since 1996. They guarantee the hands-on experience that every homeowner hopes to encounter when it’s time to call a plumber.

Tom Brady, the owner of Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, is a third-generation plumber. He began his experience by satisfying many years of schooling and apprenticeship in plumbing, welding, commercial building, and HVAC installs. In 1996, he was offered the opportunity to take over Elmi Plumbing and Heating and Water Treatment from John Elmi, who was looking to retire from his Bernardsville business. “The timing was great because I was looking to work for himself and wanted the opportunity to give something to my children," says Brady. "Owning the business has been gratifying.” Elmi stayed on as a consultant for a few years while the two worked together and he eventually phased out. Brady later changed the name of the business to Benjamin Franklin Plumbing and began to take the business in his own direction.

Some of his changes include being a stickler for customer service and punctuality. Knowing that plumbing problems don’t always occur during standard business hours, he is sure to be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. He also ensures all technicians are friendly, clean, polite, drug-free and experienced. They pride themselves on their punctuality. “We respect your time. That's why we guarantee prompt, professional plumbing service,” says Brady.

When in the care of Brady's trusted team, they can handle all your plumbing needs including installations, repairs, replacements, and maintenance. They are experienced in servicing the following: oil and gas equipment, radiant floor heating, water heaters, sewer pumps, sump pumps, drain cleaning, camera, and jetting, backhoe service, facet rebuilding, and fixture replacement. In addition to general plumbing services, the team will water test for free. Brady’s team will find solutions for problem water with neutralizers, water softeners (with or without salt,) iron breakers, UV lights, R/O systems, carbon systems to remove chlorine and chloramine, and lead reduction.

Brady credits his previous experience in commercial work with giving him knowledge in the residential market that sets him apart from competitors. “Having been involved in the large construction boom, I was able to work on houses being built from start to finish. Knowing where the pipes went in the walls and where the slab plumbing went in – that knowledge is invaluable to repairs,” says Brady. This knowledge of housing structure also allows him to cater to a variety of houses, whether they were built two years ago or three hundred years ago.

If you’re ready to schedule a service call with a knowledgeable plumber, contact the friendly team at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing today. They will be happy to answer your questions by phone and schedule an appointment!