Podcast #41

“Company Aquisition”

Featuring Bob Larson

Intro: Welcome to Profiles In Prosperity, the leading podcast for residential service contractors, sponsored by Service Roundtable and hosted by David Heimer.

David Heimer: Hi everybody, welcome to Profiles In Prosperity. Bob Larson is the founder and president of Bob Larson Plumbing in Tacoma, Washington. I first got to know Bob in Melbourne, Australia, on a business trip we were both on with Service Roundtable. Bob was really nice, he invited me to dinner with him, his wife, and his daughter. They are such a lovely family. And when you get to know Bob, you have the sense that Bob brings his family values right into his business. And that’s probably why his business tagline is, ‘positively affecting lives, one job at a time’. Bob isn’t just a great guy, he has built a great business and I am very eager to hear all about that. So Bob Larson, welcome to Profiles In Prosperity.

Bob Larson: Thank you.

David Heimer: So start us off at the beginning. How did you become a plumber?

Bob Larson: You know, before I go there. I have to mention too, that since that trip, my daughter has now had a daughter. So as of nine months ago, I’m now a grandparent. And I have to tell you that all the stuff they say about being a grandparent is absolutely true.

David Heimer: You know, it’s funny you mentioned that because I was going to ask you at the end of the interview about being a grandparent. But I think you’ve just validated everything about being a grandparent by bringing that up before anything else.

Bob Larson: I never thought that I would be so captivated by a drooling infant before.