Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah Celebrates 45th Anniversary

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Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah Celebrates 45th Anniversary

(SAVANNAH, GA) Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah, a locally owned full-service industrial, commercial and residential plumbing company, is pleased to announce its 45th anniversary of serving customers in Savannah and surrounding areas.

“In 1974, we bought the Roto-Rooter franchise rights in Savannah and 10 nearby counties,” said Sherry Daniel, CEO of Roto-Rooter Plumbers. “Along the way, I learned to love the business side of things and realized this business was my destiny.”

Sherry Daniel, Roto Rooter Plumbers of Savannah

After being a co-owner for 28 years, Daniel came out of semi-retirement during the recession of 2008 to rebuild the business. She would become its sole owner a year later.

Today, Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah has fourteen service trucks and 21 full-time employees, including twelve masterful plumbers with more than 130 years of combined experience. The company also offers career pathways for employees, hiring potential plumbers who are looking to learn the trade, then training them alongside master plumbers.

“I dream one day that this type of service will be here when I am long gone,” said Daniel. “I’m planning for a future where our team members will be able to lead the company forward.”

Daniel also believes in placing the interests of clients above the bottom line. Her business motto is: “Be here tomorrow to stand behind the work we did today.”

“From the person who answers a customer’s initial call, to the plumber or technician who performs the work, I insist that each member of our staff treats each client as our most special customer,” she said.

Daniel also has put her business philosophy to work in Roto-Rooter’s commitment to serving others. From Toys for Tots, to filling the needs of veterans, to supporting a women’s’ shelter, to organizing and supporting blood drives, Daniel has ensured that her company serves the needs of the community.

“We’ve participated in a radiothon for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for the last four years and through that raised $60,000 each year for sick kids,” she said. “We’ve donated thousands of free plumbing services to Park Place Outreach, and we are holding a fundraiser in February of 2019 to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire. I’m also excited about a new partnership we’re starting with Dawn Baker and her charity, Dawn’s Daughter, which helps empower young women. We are always looking for new ways to give back to this community that has been so good to us.”

After 45 years at the company’s helm, Daniel finds the prospects of continuing to grow the business both surprising and exciting.

“Over the next few years we will be expanding services, growing into new territories and offering more types of services,” she said. “We will continue developing strategies in water conservation and green technologies as well as investing in researching and coordinating the introduction of new products and processes to southeast Georgia.”

ABOUT ROTO-ROOTER PLUMBERS OF SAVANNAH
Roto-Rooter Plumbers in Savannah provides full-service plumbing maintenance and repairs and clogged drain cleaning, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including toilet repairs. Roto-Rooters Plumbers of Savannah offers industrial, residential and commercial plumbing services. Trusted and recommended since 1935, Roto-Rooter is the premier provider of plumbing and drain cleaning services in Savannah, GA. The company’s specialty is emergency services. Roto-Rooter Plumbers stand by their estimates and guarantee their work. For more information, please call (912) 303-8570 or visit www.rotosavannah.com.

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Cradduck
Carriage Trade Public Relations™
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com
912.856.9075

Park Place Outreach Given $4,200 Worth of Plumbing from Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah

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Park Place Outreach Given $4,200 Worth of Plumbing from Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah

(SAVANNAH, GA) Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah donated $4,200 worth of plumbing equipment to Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter as part of their “Give the Gift of Plumbing” program.

Sherry Daniel and Julie Wade

Sherry Daniel and Julie Wade

The home, which serves runaway, homeless and at-risk youth ages 11-17, received seven new toilets, a new garbage disposal and a new kitchen faucet.

“We received a call that Roto-Rooter wanted to come by and take a look at our plumbing system to see how they could help,” said Julie Wade, executive director of Park Place Outreach. “As you might imagine with a full house of teenagers, it’s really important to keep plumbing essentials working properly. We are very excited by this partnership.”

Kyle Hagemes with Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah

The home is open 24 hours a day and temporarily houses as many as 12 kids or teenagers at any time. All services are free, including a safe, secure place to stay along with meals and transportation to and from school.

“We didn’t have to think twice when we learned about Park Place’s mission,” said Sherry Daniel, CEO of Roto-Rooter Plumbers. “Plumbing usually isn’t a priority until it has to be. We recognize the impact that this home has for our local youth, and we wanted to take anything we could off their never-ending to-do list.”

“Give the Gift of Plumbing” is a program offered by Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah that allows individuals and organizations to pre-order plumbing products and services to fulfill others’ plumbing needs.

For more information, visit https://www.rotosavannah.com

Since opening in 1984, Park Place Outreach has served more than 6,500 at-risk teens. For more information, visit http://parkplaceyes.org

ABOUT PARK PLACE OUTREACH YOUTH EMERGENCY SHELTER
Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, 514 E. Henry St., is a 12-bed temporary residential shelter for runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth, ages 11 to 17. Serving youth since 1984, the shelter is open 24 hours a day and provides a safe, secure, and loving environment. Park Place Outreach is the only facility in Savannah where youth can self-admit without an agency referral. The organization’s mission is to provide services to at-risk youth and their families, increase their functional level, and reunify families whenever possible. Park Place Outreach also operates a Street Outreach Program and Drop-In Center to identify homeless and nearly homeless teens and young adults and provide them with support services to get off the streets.

Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter is an equal opportunity provider and employer. With the generous support of local organizations and individuals, the Park Place Outreach Shelter has helped more than 6,500 individuals. For more information, please visit http://parkplaceyes.org or find us on Facebook.

ABOUT ROTO-ROOTER PLUMBERS OF SAVANNAH
Roto-Rooter plumbers in Savannah provides full-service plumbing maintenance and repairs and clogged drain cleaning, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including toilet repairs. Roto-Rooters Plumbers of Savannah offers industrial, residential and commercial plumbing services. Trusted and recommended since 1935, Roto-Rooter is the premier provider of plumbing and drain cleaning services in Savannah, GA. The company’s specialty is emergency services. Roto-Rooter Plumbers stand by their estimates and guarantee their work. For more information, please call (912) 303-8570 or visit https://www.rotosavannah.com/home.html

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Cradduck
Carriage Trade Public Relations™
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com
912.856.9075

Train Your Next Executive Through Internships and Apprenticeships

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Train Your Next Executive Through Internships and Apprenticeships
By Sherry Daniel

Sherry Daniel, Roto Rooter Plumbers of Savannah

By the year 2030, nearly 80 million people in the United States’ workforce will have reached retirement age, as compared to about 49 million this year. Statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor suggest that three out of every four people in the trades will have retired by then.

Meanwhile, only 41 million new people will be entering the workforce. That means, as the baby boom generation ages, the workforce will shrink, creating opportunities for the next generation of workers in trades such as electricians, HVAC technicians and plumbers.

A job in the trades has always been an excellent path for a young person entering the workforce because there are ample opportunities to turn an entry-level position into a rewarding and secure career. Those opportunities are greater than ever before, but in today’s competitive job market, the trades need to take a page from other industries to open doors to new workers through programs for interns and apprentices.

The good news is many colleges and trade schools do have collaborative relationships with businesses that reward students participating in such programs with college credits or paychecks and the potential for full-time employment.

Michelle Groover, who administers the internship program for Georgia Southern University’s Department of Communication Arts, says such programs benefit both employers and students.

“The student is able to bring insight from what they have learned in class to the organization, such as the latest from the world of social media, which changes so quickly,” she said. “In return, they receive real-world experience by working at the job site and learn how what we’ve taught them works in the real world.”

“We can show students so much in the classroom, but until they get the actual experience they won’t know how the real world works,” said Groover. “We have had as many as 40 students intern at a given time, working in their field of study at small businesses to large companies.”

At the same time, apprenticeship programs typically offered in the trades provide a similar learning experience while they guarantee a paycheck from day one.

When I interview a prospective employee, I am not necessarily focused on what they can do now. I look at what they can achieve. The interview experience itself is one of the most important career-building tools for someone entering the workforce. I don’t expect every candidate to start out with job experience, but I do expect these five things:

1. Be mindful. The job interview is a two-way conversation. Both you and the interviewer are deciding whether this company and this position are a good fit. Relax and realize you may have more power at this moment than you might think.
2. Be prepared. Know something about the company before you walk in the door. Find out with whom you’re applying and what the position requires.
3. Be groomed. Pull yourself together with your attire and your grooming.
4. Be curious. Ask intelligent questions about the job and the company and don’t be afraid to interact with the interviewer.
5. Be willing to listen to suggestions. The interviewer may say you’re not right for this position or this company but you might be a good fit for another position or with another firm. Follow up on those recommendations.

What happens after an employee is hired makes the difference between whether they start a job or embark on a career.

For example, my company offers an in-house apprenticeship program that provides paid, on-the-job training alongside master plumbers. Within three years, an entry-level employee can become certified as a journeymen plumber and in a few more years should be able to obtain their master certification.

We help them prepare for the rigorous testing process, including paying for all of their expenses while they test and obtain their licenses. Throughout their career, their salary grows commensurate with the certifications they earn and the experience they gain.

You might wonder why a business owner would want to invest so much in their workforce. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates the average plumber makes a little more than $50,000 a year, but in my experience, a well-qualified master plumber can earn three times that, and a good one is worth every penny.

It’s time to clear up misconceptions and get the word out that the trades offer exciting career paths that can lead to a substantial income. We must work with institutions of higher learning to ensure that trades-focused educational and internship opportunities are both available and attractive.

Sherry Daniel is the owner of Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah. Services include commercial plumbing and drain cleaning, industrial plumbing maintenance, residential plumbing and drain cleaning, backflow services, restaurant maintenance, AO Smith water heater specialist, hotel maintenance and remodeling, kitchen and bathroom remodeling, and emergency servicing. For more information, please call (912) 303-8570or visit https://www.rotosavannah.com/home.html

New Software Allows Roto-Rooter to Offer Financing Options

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New Software Allows Roto-Rooter to Offer Financing Options

(SAVANNAH, GA) Roto-RooterPlumbers of Savannah is pleased to announce that they have launched a new operating software that delivers integrated premium financing to the customer on site.

This new service is a mobile, cloud-based software platform that allows Roto-Rooterto streamline operations and improve customer service by offering a finance plan for major and minor plumbing needs.

When making service calls, Roto-Rooterplumbers are now able to show financing options and allow homeowners to submit an application through their mobile app.

“This is a game changer for us and our customers,” said Roto-Rooterowner Sherry Daniel. “We are able to provide our first-class service and rather than ask someone to pay the bill up front, we can offer a monthly finance plan that meets the customer’s needs.”

Sherry Daniel, Roto-Rooter Plumbers

Sherry Daniel, Roto-Rooter Plumbers

This new service also allows Roto-Rooterof Savannah to cross-train its employees to become customer service experts as well as skilled plumbers.

ABOUT ROTO-ROOTER PLUMBERSOF SAVANNAH
Roto-Rooterplumbers in Savannah provides full-service plumbing maintenance and repairs and clogged drain cleaning, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including toilet repairs. Roto-RooterPlumbers of Savannah offers industrial, residential and commercial plumbing services. Trusted and recommended since 1935, Roto-Rooteris the premier provider of plumbing and drain cleaning services in Savannah, GA. The company’s specialty is emergency services. Roto-Rooter Plumbersstand by their estimates and guarantee their work. For more information, please call (912) 303-8570or visit https://www.rotosavannah.com/home.html

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Carriage Trade Public Relations
912-856-9075
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com
www.carriagetradepr.com