The Village of Edgerton, after advertising and soliciting for potential applicants, recently made the ambitious step of hiring a plumber.
The village has long wanted its own plumber, recognizing the need for the service and the potential for growth it presents.
While neighbouring Wainwright is home to several trustworthy and fully competent plumbing outfits, there is always the question if they can, or will make the trip east on Hwy 14 and when that might happen.
The community feels that having a plumber in town provides the opportunity to grow our services and that a local plumber would be invested in the community and see it as home, rather than just another job.
Kendall Jackson, a product of Edgerton Public School and Red Deer College (2015), started work with the Village on July 2.
Kendall is a Red Seal Journeyman Plumber and Gasfitter that comes to us with experience working in Edmonton, Lloydminster, and Wainwright.
He’s excited to be working in his hometown and to expand, with an eye to eventually owning his own business in town.
The Village of Edgerton sees this as an ideal situation.
Village CAO Al Gordon explains that “this provides us the opportunity to meet the needs of our residents and our rural community members.
“The way I see this working is that it gives us a better idea how much work there is for Kendall… if it works out and he can start his own business later on, then that’s another feather in Edgerton’s cap.”
Kendall can work on plumbing and gas fitting jobs, including furnaces, fixture replacement and repair dishwashers, hot water tanks and renovations and new builds.
With an initiative like this, no job is too small and Kendall is eager to establish himself as the local, go-to plumber.
He can be reached at 780-806-1977, or EdgertonAbPlumbing@ gmail.com; or inquiries can be directed to the Village at 780-755-3933.
The idea of a dedicated local plumber had remained on the municipality’s “to-do list” for years without tangible success until now.