New plumbing business in American Falls is doing wellSep 17th, 2013 | By Copydesk | Category: Featured, Services
By Emily Wright
For the Journal
AMERICAN FALLS — Seth Lusk said he could see an opportunity in American Falls and decided to venture out on his own last November by opening Lusk Plumbing.
“I could see there was a need for another plumber,” said Lusk.
Lusk, who has worked for another plumbing business since 2003, attended Idaho State University for four years, and has completed the required on-the-job training to earn his contractor and public works license.
A majority of his work is in new construction and small commercial plumbing, including remodels, new service plumbing, broken water lines, faucets and showers.
“I also do drain cleaning,” he said. “It’s … good to do.”
Since opening his own business, Lusk said he has been fortunate that demand has been brisk. He said the business side of the operation has been the most challenging.
“You work seven days a week and don’t have as much free time. If I wanted to go broke I could have all the time off I wanted,” he said. “I am thankful that I took the next step for me to be on my own and all the cards have fallen into place.”
Lusk and his wife, Hailey, along with sons Beau and Thad, are a family business.
“Beau is the oldest and likes to go to work with me, with his own Lusk Plumbing hat and shirt,” Lusk said.
When it comes to understanding the key aspects of having your own business, Lusk broke it down into two things.
“Being honest and being on time. It’s the most important things,” he said.
He said it can also be difficult trying to schedule services to make people happy.
“As long as you let people know what’s going on, people are understanding,” he said.
Lusk Plumbing travels all over Southeast Idaho, working from Island Park to Twin Falls. Lusk Plumbing can be reached at 221-0443 or look for Lusk Plumbing on Facebook.