Plumbing Services Amarillo TX
H.J. Pratt started Pratt Plumbing Company on January 1, 1963 with three crisp new $100 bills. He worked out of his house and an old Chevrolet truck, affectionately called “Ole Blue.” After two years of hard work, he bought his first new van and hired his first employee. It took many long and devoted hours to establish the reputation Pratt Plumbing has to this day. He and his wife Ernestine worked out of their home until 1972 when they purchased the current location at 3502 E. 11th. For 38 years, H.J. serviced the plumbing needs of many satisfied customers. His daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Gary Hans, have now purchased the business and the name has proudly been passed from one generation to the next.
Gary and Tricia Hans
Gary and Tricia Hans are proud to own and run Pratt Plumbing. Tricia grew up with the business, and her husband, Gary, worked with the company for 20 years before the couple bought it in 2001. The Hans family spent many years in Portland, Oregon before returning to Amarillo to carry on the family name. Tricia recently left her 25-year career as an audiologist to join the business full time. Gary, growing up on a farm in Nebraska, is no stranger to hard work and the belief in treating people in an honest and fair manner. He started in the trenches, so to speak, and has earned the respect of not only their employees, but customers as well.
Since jumping onboard with Pratt Plumbing Company, Andrea has learned to wear many hats. Her primary hat rests on the head of customer service coordinator, although with a quick jovial switch, she’ll be wearing the hat of any other office support position with equal professionalism. Affectionately referred to as Shop Mama she orchestrates many hectic days with unfaltering confidence. When the hats are perched on the rack she enjoys winding down through her love for arts and crafts and an occasional disc golf outing. Raising two teenagers doesn’t leave much free time. Andrea was raised in Dalhart.
Working for Pratt Plumbing has helped John learn so much about our industry. With a Texas A&M degree in construction science, working in the “on paper” side of construction, he decided to get dirty so to speak. As an apprentice, he is learning the profession with a lofty goal of having his journeyman license in four years. From Amarillo, John loves scuba diving and carpentry.
Damon is no stranger to the tools of the trade and hard work. He left a career as a pipefitter to what he calls a more rewarding industry. Starting as just an apprentice with Pratt Plumbing Company, he is part of a team that finds and repairs broken underground drain systems. An avid outdoorsman, he spends his free time riding horses, off roading, hunting and most of all spending time with his six year old daughter Makenzie. Damon hails originally from Clovis, New Mexico.