Plumber following in family footsteps





The plumbing trade is in Mike Weitekamp’s DNA. The co-owner of Refined Plumbing and Gasfitting Services comes from a family of plumbers dating to 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 all 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 decided to move to Manawatu¯ . Mike returned to what he knew and for two years worked as a certified plumber/gasfitter for a plumber in the Feilding area. In 2018, 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. It offers a 10 per cent discount off its already competitive labour rate for Gold Card holders. As a member of Master Plumbers, Refined Plumbing will give you honest advice, get your job sorted quickly and endeavour to find the best solution for you. Joanne is ready to take your call on 323 4267 and have a friendly chat about your plumbing concerns. The business covers Manawatu¯ , Horowhenua and Rangit¯ıkei.