Elek Plumbing Small Business United Spotlight

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Meet Kouassi Kouadio & Qoheleth Tax Services Kouassi Kouadio, founder and CEO of Qoheleth Tax Services, opened his new tax preparation business in the Poconos just as COVID-19 arrived in the US. Despite adversity and thanks to his personal faith and entrepreneurial spirit, he is a testimony to what can be achieved through perseverance, education […]


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Boots on the Ground for Small Business Recovery COVID-19 unleashed an economic backlash that rocked the foundations of U.S. small business, but for Elek Plumbing, there’s no such thing as panic mode. “We’re crushing the negative COVID mindset. Instead of just surviving, our team members used the last few months to rejuvenate themselves and tackle […]

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Meet Steve Roachford, Contract Plumber Steve Roachford grew up in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the Carribean’s southernmost island country. “I’ve been in the U.S. for 16 years, and I love it here. I do miss my kids and grandkids who still live at home, and I miss the beaches.” According to Steve, Trinidad […]

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Meet Brian Cortright: Residential Plumbing Estimator PHOTO: Brian, his wife & two children (left) + Brian’s sister & her family (right) One of Elek’s top residential estimators joined our team as a plumbing veteran with years of training in all facets of the business: administration, sales and customer service. “My background is varied and extensive. […]

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Meet Domenica McCole: Administrative Assistant Two years ago, Domenica McCole joined the Elek Plumbing team—and she says it has transformed her outlook. “In my previous hospitality job as a supervisor, I was working weekends and late hours and hardly had any time with my family. It was stressful and exhausting. Elek has given me balance. […]

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Meet Derrick Leidy: Commercial Plumbing Estimator His sophomore year, Derrick Leidy signed up for HVAC-plumbing trade school through his high school vo-tech program. “I attended regular classes for a half day and tech classes for a half day until I graduated and went into a full-time plumbing and HVAC program.” Derrick’s decision wasn’t a popular […]

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Meet Kelly Werley: Office Manager Nearing 20 years of service with Elek Plumbing, Kelly Werley is a front office fixture and multitasking whiz. As our fearless office manager, she manages payroll, keeps schedules in check, and oversees the inner workings of our plumbing service department. As one of Elek’s most veteran team members, Kelly personifies […]

Elek Gives Back

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#LightItUpBlue Update: Team Audrey’s Angels Exceeds 2019 Fundraising Goal It’s been over a month since Audrey’s Angels’ supporters gathered at the SteelStacks for the Lehigh Valley Autism Speaks Walk, and we’re proud to say we exceeded this year’s original team goal of $8,000. To date, Team Audrey’s Angels has raised $12,058 during its 2019 fundraising […]

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Meet Bert Hixson: Site Supervisor/Project Manager Bert Hixson joined the Elek Plumbing team in November 2009. As he approaches one decade of service, Bert’s reasons for sticking with the company are simple—and they mirror many of his colleagues’ sentiments. “I like the people I work with. I like the challenge of the job, and I […]

12th-Annual Bingo for a Cure Update

THANKS for Your Support! Elek Plumbing was honored to participate in the 2019 Bingo for a Cure event, held earlier this month in honor of Joshua Scoble (son of Elek technician, David Scoble). Josh has fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP), a rare genetic disease that turns the body’s soft tissues to bone. Every year, Joshua’s Future […]