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Ricky knew God would provide the rest and increase his resources. One of his first customers was a woman who needed a home repair that cost $1,700. A plumbing company had quoted her that price, but she only had $800. She decided to reach out to Ricky. With a desire to use his gift to help others, Ricky took the job. His sons voluntarily helped and together they fixed the problem. The customer was very pleased.
Following that experience, Ricky purchased a van and the equipment he needed with the $13,000. Today, Acts of Service Plumbing is serving the Tulsa and surrounding communities with exceptional plumbing services. The company has serviced schools, businesses, offices, residential homes and apartments. Acts of Service Plumbing employs some of the best licensed and trained plumbers in Tulsa, OK. You can rest assured that the job is being handled by experts.
A novice in the plumbing, he had gotten his hand tangled up in a sewer cable and experienced tremendous pain as a result. While cleaning out a drain, a cable went the wrong way and broke the customer’s toilet. Discouraged, he called his friend Marty Brown, a veteran in the plumbing business and sought his counsel. Marty encouraged Ricky to stick with it for 90 days before deciding to throw in the towel. It was the best advice he had received.
After 90 days, Ricky not only enjoyed plumbing, but looked forward to working with the customers. He grew in wisdom and knowledge in plumbing and found satisfaction in fixing customers’ problems. He enjoyed starting a project and finishing it. He worked diligently at the company for nearly three years, before trying his hand in new construction plumbing. At Tri-City Plumbing, he worked construction in schools and hospitals. While construction work was good and expanded Ricky’s resume, he realized he enjoyed plumbing so much more. He went to work for Total Plumbing and repaired leaky faucets, replaced garbage disposals, and cleaned drains. He continued to excel in the profession and grow in new areas as a technician.
Dedicated to his Christian faith, Ricky felt a call to go into children’s ministry. He and his family moved to Kentucky to serve in children’s ministry at a church in Lexington. Ricky worked as a plumber during the day and shared God’s love with children in the evening. He taught them Christian values and encouraged them in their faith.
His passion for children’s ministry carried over into plumbing. Oftentimes, while working at a customer’s home, the customer’s kids would inquire about what he was doing. Ricky enjoyed talking with them and making jokes! He also would let the kids know they were important in life. This gave many customers a comfort knowing he enjoyed having their children around and didn’t consider them a bother.
After living in Kentucky for seven years, Ricky learned his father’s health was failing. He decided to move his family back to Oklahoma, so his children could spend time with their grandfather and he with his dad. Caring for his dad was priority to him. When he returned, he landed a supervising position at a local plumbing company.
In this new position, Ricky led a team of 15 plumbers. He enjoyed assisting them on their jobs whenever he was needed and providing them with practical solutions. He worked with his crew to troubleshoot problems and resolve them. He spent five years helping licensed plumbers excel on the job and take care of their customers.
After leading a crew of professional plumbers, Ricky decided to try his hands in the construction business again. He landed a job with a well-known construction company and worked on larger projects such as a 17-story building that needed plumbing from the ground up. He helped on the remodeling of Tulsa International Airport’s bathrooms and concourses.
From there he worked for another plumbing company, where they did repairs on a smaller scale. They repaired hospitals, one of them being Saint Francis Medical buildings and 911 emergency building in Broken Arrow. Unfortunately, while in construction, he got injured and work began to slow down. Ricky worked for Air Solutions for a year and half. He continued to grow in his skills and bettered himself and those around him. His passion for plumbing never weaned. In fact, he felt a call to start his own plumbing business. In 2017, Ricky started Acts of Service plumbing—a company that shows compassion in plumbing. He enjoys serving others and the reward of taking care of their concerns.
It’s a Christian company, based upon Christian values. He no longer serves in the Children ministry, but dedicates his gifts to serving the families and people he comes in contact with every day. With every experience, he’s learned how to best solve their problems and make sure they are taken care of. He enjoys leaving his customers happy and satisfied.
He lives in Tulsa with his beautiful wife Laura. He now has young men that he taught in church wanting to work with him in the business.