34172 Doheny Park Rd
Opened in 1975 by Charles (Chick) Edmondson, Chick’s Plumbing is now owned and operated by long time employee Bret Schwenn and his parents Rick and Linda.
Schwenn has been a plumber at Chick’s for 16 years and said that, thus far, it it has been a smooth transition from colleague to boss-man.
“We’re really a family here,” Schwenn explained. “I remember being in company goal meetings with Chick more than a decade ago. I always told him one day I wanted to run the business, and I know that he believed I could. But I never thought it would actually happen.”
Schwenn explained that with the exception of continuing to increase customer service attention, very few changes will be seen from a customer and community standpoint.
“We’ve been doing this for more than 40 years,” Schwenn said. “Don’t fix it if it isn’t broken.”
Scwhenn added that Chick’s Plumbing does plan on continuing to enhance customer service and prioritizing community outreach.