Plumbing runs in Mike’s pipes
Six decades in trades for Waitekamp family means they know their business
PEOPLE WHO MEAN BUSINESS
The plumbing trade is in Mike Waitekamp’s DNA. Mike of Refined Plumbing and Gasfitting comes from a family of plumbers dating as far back as the early 1950s. His father set up his own plumbing business and eventually trained his four sons to all become successful tradesmen. In time they each became business owners themselves. After a year’s sabbatical overseas in 2015 with his wife, Joanne, and their three children, and time away from the trade, the family moved to Manawatu. Mike returned to what he knew and for two years worked as a certified plumber/gasfitter in the Feilding area. Last year, Mike once again set up as a sole trader with Joanne running the office. Refined Plumbing and Gasfitting Services covers all types of plumbing from renovations to new homes, including roofing and, of course, gasfitting. Refined Plumbing and Gasfitting Services are pleased to offer a 10 per cent discount off labour for SuperGold card holders. The business covers Manawatu, Horowhenua and Rangitıkei, while their expertise has also taken them to jobs in Whanganui.