PROJECT SPOTLIGHT: Oliver Plumbing
Scott Wilson, Plumbing Department Manager
For many, positive outcomes are born out of not-so-positive circumstances. Such is the case for Joe Oliver.
He started Oliver Heating, Cooling & Plumbing in 1971 after he was downsized from Boeing Helicopter Division where he worked as an engineer during the height of the Vietnam War. While the news was tough at the time, Joe didn’t know that his decision to start Oliver would prove to be a prosperous one for decades to come.
Today, Oliver is a thriving business employing more than 200 and servicing much of southeastern Pennsylvania and parts of New Jersey and Delaware. It has become a family-run business to the core as three of Joe’s sons are actively involved in the company.
Oliver has been using Gerber® products as part of its main offering for years. Whether that means carrying them on their service trucks, stocking them in the warehouse, featuring them within floor vignettes or just promoting them as a high performing, quality choice for homeowners, Gerber has been a mainstay of the Oliver plumbing division.
“Gerber products are built well and give us no worries,” says Scott Wilson, Oliver’s plumbing department manager. “In nearly 25 years of working in this industry, I’ve come to know when products are reliable and support our efforts. Gerber is definitely one of them.”
According to Scott, their entire team of plumbers loves Gerber because the products are easy to install and have the fewest number of call backs compared to any other toilet manufacturer they install.
“Gerber is becoming an even bigger part of our mix in the coming months,” adds Scott. “We’re re-doing our fixture book and Gerber’s Viper line, suites, concealed trapway toilets and brass products have a large presence in it. We’re also happy to include Gerber products (especially the compact elongated ErgoHeight products) in our working facility in Morton and our vignettes. Showcasing those products is a great way to show off the performance and how comfortable and attractive a toilet can actually be.”