By Helena Tavares Kennedy
Daniel Reddick, born and raised in Prince William County, wanted to stay closer to home, family and his community, so he decided to start his own plumbing, HVAC and electrical business while working as a plumbing manager for a multi-million dollar service company in Northern Virginia. “We saw the need for superior, honest tradesman and a higher level of customer service,” said Daniel Reddick.
He started with a side business helping close friends, relatives and referrals, but after earning Master licenses in HVAC, Gas Fitter, and Electrical, he was ready to go out on his own and pursue his dream in 2015. His wife Meaghan helped Daniel by managing their home office, but they have since expanded with another full time office person and two additional skilled tradesman working in the field.
Surprisingly, they found that plumbing isn’t the bread and butter they thought it would be for their business, as customer demand for HVAC work as increased quite a bit, leading them to have serviced dozens of HVAC replacements.
“We have two Master Plumbers, so the plumber that is coming to your home is an expert and has most likely seen every kind of plumbing situation – emergency or otherwise,” said Meaghan Reddick.
They often go out of their way to help their customers out, even with unusual requests. A recent peculiar project was to install a tankless water heater for a pond for a client who needed to keep his koi fish warm during the winter.
“We have hundreds of customers from all over the Prince William region, as well as Loudoun, Fauquier, Fairfax and Arlington,” said Meaghan Reddick. “We really want to focus on Prince William area customers, since we love feeling the connection of having our neighbors as clients.”
What makes Reddick and Sons stand apart from the rest is their incredible talent in the field and in the office with high levels of professionalism, knowledge and customer service. With a lack of skilled tradespeople in the market right now, we are quickly facing a crisis said Meaghan Reddick. “If our youth are not trained in plumbing, HVAC, electrical, then who will be serving our future Prince William area? Our country? Our world? We are building a business that can serve your family for generations, so we stay one step ahead in order to keep up with the changing demands in our industry- especially for more energy efficient systems.”
“We are a family business, we want our clients to feel comfortable and trusting of us,” said Meaghan Reddick, and for good reason as their business is named for the future of their company, Daniel and Meaghan’s young sons. “We feel incredibly lucky that our business took off and is growing and thriving in this region. We have incredible clients that share their experiences and have directly impacted the growth of our business. Our desire is to keep our clients safe and happy serving their basic needs.”
This family owned business goes beyond serving clients and go out of their way to support the local community and organizations. “We love to be active in our community and would love other opportunities to do so,” said Meaghan Reddick. “Currently, we sponsor a Babe Ruth team at the Greater Manassas Baseball League; Danny is the President of the Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors Association (PHCC) Northern VA chapter; and I am the VP for the Prince William Historic Preservation Foundation.
Helena Tavares Kennedy (email@example.com), a longtime Prince William County resident, is a freelance writer and communications consultant at htkmarketingservices.com and livinggreendaybyday.com.