Clark County Plumbing expands operations

Former home-based business plans to open retail space

Clark County Plumbing & Drain Technicians Tony Deeter and Tim Batchelor, along with Office Manager Shantel Lee and company owner Mike Jones, (from left to right) have moved into an office at 1902 S.E. Sixth Ave., Camas. Co-owner Erin Jones is not pictured. The company provides residential and commercial plumbing services. That includes installing sinks, water heaters and toilets for restaurants. The plumbing technicians also do crawl space restoration and storm drain pumping. Their range of responsibilities includes fixing drippy faucets and working on remodels. “We try to stay diversified, to serve a variety of needs,” Mike Jones said. “That’s how we survived the recession. There’s pretty much nothing we won’t do.”

Former home-based business plans to open retail space

A hometown business has experienced growth over nine years, in terms of employment numbers and square footage.

Clark County Plumbing & Drain LLC relocated its office in August, from the Camas home of Mike and Erin Jones to the former Abacast office, at 1902 S.E. Sixth Ave., also in Camas.

The company, which has six employees, provides residential and commercial plumbing services.

Residential services include leak repairs, fixture, toilet and water heater installation and replacement, drain cleaning, water line replacements and re-pipes. The plumbing technicians also offer trench-less waterline replacement and sewer and drain replacement.

Commercial plumbing services include new construction, property management maintenance, storm drain pumping and high pressure jetting.

“We try to stay diversified, to serve a variety of needs,” Mike said. “That’s how we survived the recession. There’s pretty much nothing we won’t do.”

He grew up in Washougal and graduated from Washougal High School in 1997.

“We are in the middle of growing,” Mike said. “We want to keep it personal.

“A lot of business is referral-based,” he added. “I’m proud to wear our company sweatshirt around town.”

In 2014, the Jones plan to open a retail plumbing supplies area at the new location. It would include selling materials to builders and do-it-yourselfers.

Mike hopes to hire a warehouse manager for the retail operation.

Holiday bingo to benefit Treasure House Saturday

Before the retail operation opens, Clark County Plumbing & Drain will host an afternoon of holiday bingo.

It will be held Saturday, from 1 to 6 p.m., at the new office.

“My wife and I feel blessed,” Mike Jones said. “We want our kids to see the company create a legacy.”

He referred to the book about Camas history, written by Pat Jollata.

The book includes archived photos of shop owners on Northeast Fourth Avenue, in downtown Camas, in the 1800s.

“That’s what I envision in 100 years, [having a legacy of] being part of the community,” Jones said.

The event will benefit the Inter-Faith Treasure House.

“People we may know may need assistance,” Mike said.

He said Erin enjoys playing bingo, and this event is an opportunity to spread the word about the new office location and give back to the community.

Donations of clothing, cash and canned food will be accepted for the Treasure House, and there will be bingo prizes, raffles and a silent auction.

Santa Claus is scheduled to be there during the entire event. Since there will be limited seating inside, Jones is hoping people will arrive at various times throughout the afternoon.

A petting zoo will be set up in the company’s parking lot, and hot dogs and soda will be available to purchase from the Dogzilla food cart.

For more information, call 210-7933 or visit www.plumbinginclarkcounty.com.