Joseph Heil started in the plumbing and heating trade in the winter of 1956. Mr. Heil first worked as a residential apprentice plumber and worked his way up to be a residential journeymen plumber. After several years of underground water and sewer work he started working for a company which specialized in commercial and industrial work. In the spring of 1968, Mr. Heil joined Plumber’s Local 48 in Baltimore Md. He continued working through the plumbers union until the recession in 1975. Mr. Heil was then laid off from the plumbers union for an extended period of time.
In the winter of 1977 Joseph and Miriam decided to start the Joseph Heil Company, Registered Plumbers as a sole proprietor. He started off by doing plumbing services, gas, residential work and gradually expanded into commercial and industrial. At various points Mr. Heil’s sons – Joseph, Edward, Mike, & Karl – all worked for the company during the summers.
In the summer of 1990, Mr. Heil suffered a heart attack at which time Edward Heil came back to work full time with the company. In 1996 Laurie Heil started with the company. In 1999 we incorporated as The Joseph Heil Company, Inc. In the summer of 2001 the third generation of Heils came to work for Joseph Heil Company. Eddie Heil Jr. and Charlie Heil started working in the summers during their school breaks. In the summer of 2011, the company hired an experienced plumber by the name of Wayne Bookhultz. It is such a blessing to have such talented men working in our company.
In 1994 the failure of polybutylene water service tubing was becoming apparent. Mr. Heil started to work on a less evasive technique to replace the polybutylene service (this is the water line that runs from the county connection to your home which is usually in the front yard). After much work and learning we perfected our signature water service replacement method called the Pullzit method. This involved minimum excavation, usually one 2’ x 4’ hole in the yard to install durable Type K copper to replace the defective polybutylene tubing. A hole is dug at the curb box (at the county connection) to gain access to the county water line, a cable is pushed through the existing polybutylene, and as we pull the cable back through, the old tubing is split and the new copper pipe is put in its place.
In March of 2011 Mr. Joseph Heil was diagnosed with liver cancer. After a short battle with cancer he died on October 30, 2011. Mr. Heil was a husband, father, and mentor and is missed greatly.
The Joseph Heil Co, Inc. installs, repairs, replaces, and remodels radiant heating, back up generators, underground propane tanks, kitchens, bathrooms, etc. and does home improvement, service, and repairs. We are committed to serving Howard County and the surrounding areas with professional plumbing solutions that are guaranteed to last. We offer free estimates, so call today!
Phone: (410) 921-0339