DOWNTOWN STOREFRONT A BIG STEP FORWARD FOR PAE PLUMBING

Family means everything to Charlotte business owner Tim Comer. His wife and three children have been the driving force behind decisions that have allowed PAE Plumbing to flourish since opening the business five years ago. Even the business name itself reflects the love he has for his children, Patrick, Anna, and Ella.

When the opportunity to open a storefront in downtown Charlotte presented itself. Tim and wife, Natasha, knew it was the best decision for their family and the future of their business.

“This is a big stepping stone,” Tim said from his new location at 119 S. Cochran Avenue in downtown Charlotte. “It’s nice to have everything in one location for our crews and out of my garage.”

Tim and Natasha built the business from their Charlotte home, providing quality plumbing service locally. Now with six full-time crews servicing customers throughout the greater-Charlotte area.

“We’re excited to have a spot in town,” Tim said. “I like the idea of having a place people can stop in and talk with us.”

Tim said part of having a downtown location is the opportunity for a small showroom, which will allow the business to eventually add retail sales in the future. He said the plan is to set up small showcases that demonstrate the plumbing systems in a kitchen and bathroom. He said that all plumbing supplies his crews use on a daily basis will also be for sale to the general public.

“Service was the backbone of what we did for so long, but the home remodeling end of things is really booming,” Tim said. “Business has gone better than I could have imagined. The goal has always been to be the local plumber and feel like we’ve gotten there.”

Tim has been a licensed plumber for 17 years and got his start doing a number of trade skill work during the creation of Edgewater Apartments in Eaton Rapids. His experience in construction and remodeling allows for the expansion of his business into that area. His team, which includes seven employees and five service trucks, allows for the business to focus on local service while branching out into the construction end of the plumbing industry.

PAE Plumbing is a full service business that handles residential and commercial property. Tim said he and his team can handle almost any job. In addition to handling regular service calls, PAE is available 24-hours-a-day for emergency service work.

For more information or to schedule service, call PAE Plumbing at (517) 331-7442 Monday through Friday.