Last May, Ernie
Peterson, 2302 Corona Road, with 28 years of experience in the
heating and plumbing profession, decided to go into business on his
Included in the jobs
he worked for other firms was the plumbing contract for the twin
terminal buildings at O’Hara Airport. Peterson was the foreman on
the job, which required the work of 50 plumbers.
Since he began his
own business, Peterson has handled numerous commercial and
industrial jobs, including a present contract with Great Lakes Naval
While his home is
being built, the owner seldom sees the heating and plumbing
contractor, who is usually brought in by the builder. But if
something should go wrong later, Peterson hopes homeowners will call
Offering 24 hour
emergency service, Peterson says, “We stress prompt service. If you
go when people need you in an emergency, they will remember you when
they have a bigger job.”
Among the bigger jobs
Peterson can handle readily are power rodding of sewer stoppages and
repair of major water pipe leaks.
He has two service
trucks with complete plumbing equipment, one of which has pipes and
fixtures for installation contracts.
Also, he has essential
equipment for emergency repairs in his station wagon.
Peterson has a trained
staff, including three other plumbers and his son, Dick, who is a
second year apprentice and is attending apprentice school.
One of the products
Peterson specializes in is a garage disposal unit which can be
installed in sinks in less than two hours.
Each time it is turned
on, internal rotary blades move in the opposite direction, clearing
and scraps which might have remained from preceding operation.
If something should
catch in the blades, self-service wrench which comes with the unit
may be used to clear them, saving bothersome service calls.
Peterson also carries
a complete line of Crane, American Standard and Kohler sink
For all work, Peterson
and his staff fully licensed and insured, and the firm is bonded.
The owner who needs
pipe heating and plumbing service can reach Peterson at 244-4234.