Although Buckeye Plumbing has been around for nearly 30 years now, few people know that the company started in a garage.The owner, Kevin Gillum, relocated from Ohio in 1981 to West Palm Beach, Florida.

He began working in the Plumbing Division for a large Construction Company. The Construction Company closed it’s separate divisions in order to sub-contract and Kevin found himself going to work for someone. He tried that – didn’t like it. He didn’t have much to lose, so he decided to give business a try.

He started with his garage. Then to a shed in his yard that served as his warehouse. Next - a small rental space. He started with a couple friends helping out and some material bills. He did business with people on his word and a hand-shake.