Aspen Mountain Plumbing Receives National Praise
Aspen Mountain Plumbing has been featured in Plumber Mag, giving the top-rated Rock Springs, WY, plumbing company national recognition for the unique design of its service vans.
Lance Ball, owner and founder of Aspen Mountain Plumbing, says getting national attention is one of the hardest things for any local plumbing company. But Ball says he wouldn't have been able to do it without the support of a very special community.
"It’s certainly a big accomplishment to see something you dreamed about become a reality. One of the hardest things to do as a plumbing company is to get national recognition. And this would not have been possible without the support we’ve had from the wonderful community of Rock Springs and all the cities and towns that make up Sweetwater County. They have backed us up from the very beginning. And without them, this would not have been possible."
Aspen Mountain Plumbing has provided top-quality service in Rock Springs, WY, and surrounding areas for about ten years. And while currently basking in the moment, Ball doesn't forget his humble beginnings.
"I remember my first service vehicle. It was an old heavily used 2000 Chevy Express Van. I bought that for Aspen Mountain Plumbing's first service vehicle back in 2013."
Ball laughs when he looks back on it.
"I remember that truck lasted me about a month, which can mean two things; 1. I was outworking the truck or 2. The truck was on its last legs. Either way, I had to make a move."
As a business owner, you are responsible for all of the risks. After saying goodbye to the old Chevy Express van, Lance put it all on the line by trading in his personal vehicle for what would become Aspen Mountain Plumbing's second service vehicle - a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500.
We all pray for great rewards when taking great risks. Some call it lucky; Lance calls it a blessing. For the next four years, Lance and the 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 with a trailer on the back would set the foundation for Aspen Mountain Plumbing.
Aspen Mountain Plumbing was beginning to gain tracking as a local plumbing company. And in 2018, Lance saw an opportunity to support a local business owner who was getting ready to hang it up and sail off into the retirement sunset.
Lance recalls driving by long-time business owner Al Kolman's Kolman Woodworking and spotting a 1990 GMC Vandura. Little did he know, it had a brand new motor in it. So from that day on, Aspen Mountain Plumbing graduated from plumbing out of pick-up trucks to a full-service box van.
However, the relationship with the 1990 GMC Vandura and its brand new motor was short-lived. And Lance realized that time is money.
"I realized that I was spending too much time repairing service trucks. So in April 2019, I sat down at Fremont Motors and designed a customized plumbing service vehicle. We started with a RAM 3500 cab chassis, and went from there, Fremont Motors and I worked with Knapheide to customize the body. So we had a Dodge RAM 3500 Chassis with a Knapihed body to create the ultimate Aspen Mountain Truck."
And so it was born. The Aspen Mountain Plumbing service van that you see today branded with the Gold Leaf logo, and wrapped in gold and brown Wyoming colors, has been solidified as one of the best service vehicles in the country.
Ask around the country, and any good plumber will tell you it’s on the inside that counts. And you should see the inside of the Aspen Mountain Plumbing service vans. Equipped with a custom JetRack Ladder rack system for stowing ladders on the roof of the inside of the back, plumbing technicians no longer need to climb to the top of the vehicle to get access to them. Plus, it avoids having the ladders exposed to those cold Rock Springs winters and avoids theft.
Here’s a list of customizations that makes the Aspen Mountain Plumbing van so awesome:
- Remote keyless entry with connection to the outer parts bins.
- Back up cameras with a 3x5 dash monitor, integrated voice command with bluetooth for hands free answering.
- Steel wheels with all season’s for the summer and studded tires for the winter
- Overhead storage shelf inside the cab
- Flashing safety beacons for parking in streets for drain work
- Rear accessible light switch for winter work
- Front to rear access doors, so the technician is never exposed to oncoming traffic.
It also has enough space to store all tools safely in the back and carry a 10 ft in length piece of pipe on the inside so the elements will not affect the pipe, and the expensive copper won’t be stolen. And finally, it wouldn’t be a plumbing warehouse on wheels without the immense amount of floor space to hold all sewer cameras, drain machines, and still hold water heaters or larger fixtures such as toilets.
While the Aspen Mountain Plumbing service vehicles have transformed over the years to include a plethora of unique customizations, the company mission remained as solid as a Wyoming Jade.
"Provide top quality service to the community we serve," says Ball.
"We try to provide same-day service. We provide 24/7 booking services. We push to give our customers the absolute best on every level. It comes down to being consistent with bringing comfort to Mr. and Mrs. Jones."
For nearly a decade, Aspen Mountain Plumbing has been committed to providing top-quality plumbing services in Rock Springs, WY, and throughout Sweetwater County. If you need a plumbing company that you can trust, look no further than Aspen Mountain Plumbing.
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