Serendipity. Kismet. Luck. God.
All people played a component in bringing collectively Luker Plumbing homeowners Harry and Sandy Luker, who experienced been seeking to retire, and Josh and Christina Thompson, who experienced been seeking to get a small business.
Harry Luker has been a plumber in Fountain Hills for 25 several years. He is component of a 140-calendar year custom of Luker Plumbing, which will come to an stop this week.
“We have been hunting for the ideal person to obtain the company,” Harry mentioned. “We had been commencing to feel like it would hardly ever take place.”
In the meantime, the Thompson loved ones had been looking for a enterprise to invest in. Josh has been a plumber for 26 a long time. Josh mentioned they had talked to a variety of folks about acquiring their small business, but deals fell through after the Thompsons found discrepancies in books and for other reasons.
“There are some fewer-than-honest persons out there,” Josh claimed.
But then a little something improved. One particular of the Lukers’ consumers was a neighbor of the Thompsons. He realized Josh was on the lookout to get a business enterprise, and he understood Harry was selling.
Josh called Harry and the two families acquired alongside one another.
“It was genuinely an instantaneous, knowing this would get the job done out,” Josh mentioned.Harry agreed, indicating he “knew” Josh would deliver the form of support he, himself had supplied his customers by the a long time. “We knew it was a superior match,” Harry claimed. “We can retire being aware of the company is in fantastic fingers.”
Now the changeover has began. The Thompsons will retain the Luker Plumbing title and the cell phone quantity, 480-837-2655, will be saved, at the very least for a whilst.
Josh will call his firm Shadrach Plumbing and Cooling, named after the biblical story.
It’s about Shadrach, Mesach and Abednigo, who ended up thrown into a fiery furnace for not bowing down to King Nebuchadnezzar. They experienced faith that God would protect them.
“This is a minor like staying thrown into a fiery furnace,” Josh stated. “But the story also is about faithfully serving to the highest diploma.”
Harry commented that that story was one particular of the good reasons he understood Josh was the appropriate human being to invest in his business enterprise.
Shadrach Plumbing will have its possess mobile phone quantity, 602-805-0161. Either range can be utilised to call Josh.
Josh also is introducing air conditioning to the organization, remaining licensed in both of those fields.
Josh explained his intention is to increase the plumbing business and to continue on serving Fountain Hills in the very same manner Harry has.
“The Lukers have constructed this enterprise by means of challenging operate and dedication to the local community,” Josh reported. “We will carry on in that tradition.”
The Lukers’ offering the organization has been bittersweet. Sandy will get teary-eyed remembering all the a long time they have been in organization.
“We’ll skip it,” she said. “But we are energized about this improve.”
The Thompsons claimed they glimpse forward to the new chapter in their life as effectively.
They have lived in Fountain Hills only 3 a long time, going below from Michigan.
“We arrived out right here in November one yr, and of program we fell in love with the climate,” Christina said.
The few has a 13-calendar year-aged son, Luke, who has cerebral palsy. The hotter weather has been a blessing for him.
“The cold winters in Michigan were so tough on Luke,” his mom said. “When we discovered Fountain Hills by incident, we felt like we have been dwelling.”
And now that the Lukers are comfy with the sale of Luker Plumbing, they now will get some time to travel to Illinois to see their grandchildren. They also will be capable to spend additional time at Cholla Bay in Mexico, the place they have a next household.
“Yes, this is surely heading to be excellent,” Harry stated. “And the greatest issue is, we will even now have the home in Fountain Hills.”
The Lukers also will be ready to enable the Thompsons with the transition. Sandy has been education Christina with the telephones and other pieces of the enterprise she has been accountable for.
“We are so content for all of us,” Sandy claimed. “We are really blessed.”