Podcast #76

“Cardinal Plumbing, Heating & Air”

Featuring Nikolai Matveev

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, I’m David Heimer, welcome to Profiles In Prosperity. I have been looking forward to this interview. Nikolai Matveev is the owner of Cardinal Plumbing Heating and Air in Sterling, Virginia. Cardinal is a large, significant company characterized by strong year-over-year growth, good profitability, and an excellent reputation. And Nikolai is well-respected in our industry. He is a smart, successful guy. He’s held in very high esteem by the other members of Service Nation and I think you’re going to enjoy this interview a lot. So Nikolai Matveev, welcome to Profiles In Prosperity.

Nikolai Matveev: Hello David, thank you so much for having me over.

David Heimer: You were not born in the US. Tell us when and how did you get here?

Nikolai Matveev: Yeah, so I was born in the south USSR, so it’s a little Republic called Kyrgyzstan. So yeah, I was born and raised out there and then I moved to France and that’s where I’d find my wife and she’s from the United States and later on, that’s how I came here. Basically, I came here in 2005 and when I came here, I didn’t speak any English, so I was communicating with my wife in French, and that was a stepping stone right there.