By Staff Writer, PHCC-National Association
Within five minutes of meeting Matt Leach, you know he is a plumber and that he loves his profession. Mr. Tubs Plumbing & Heating is known in the Philadelphia area as a reputable company providing quality services to its customers. As an ambassador for his organization, and his employees, Matt treats all customers with respect, and he is always willing to go the extra mile. Whether it’s finding a way to give a customer a discount (senior, veteran, first responder) or providing free services to “nice old ladies,” Matt always puts the customer first.
During the pandemic, his company was offering free services to those who lost their jobs or were having a financially hard time. For three weekends last year, Matt worked with an organization to expose inner city kids to the building trade. Any chance he gets, he preaches the benefits of the plumbing industry and the opportunities it can provide. One of our favorite Matt quotes is: “Let me in your grandma’s house to fix her toilet and I’ll leave as her best friend.” The best way to describe Matt is authentic.
He currently serves on the state executive committee for PHCC of Pennsylvania and has been involved with the leadership of the Philadelphia Brotherhood of Master Plumbers, a PHCC chapter, for the last decade and currently holds the position of Past President. Matt is also part of the Occupational Advisory Committee at Edison High School in Philadelphia and teaches second year apprentices at the Bucks County PHCC school.
Matt was born and raised in Northeast Philly, began working at Pennypack Plumbing Supply in 2004 and received his first apprentice job with TJ Berry of Berry Plumbing and Heating in 2006. Matt became a master plumber in 2013 and went to work for himself in 2014 when TJ Berry retired. Matt and his wife are very proud of what they have accomplished and how he went into business with $0.00 and now averages $1 million a year gross since 2018. The company operates out of Philadelphia and has expanded into Montgomery County. He has certainly come a long way!
Matt has been married to his wife Tiffany since 2009 when they started the company together. Matt says, “Tiffany is my best friend, and we have two children: My son Dalton and my daughter Olivia. Dalton cannot wait to be a plumber himself!”
Matt goes on, “I tell everybody I am on this earth for clean water and drainage. I’m in love with the trade. The idea that the plumber protects the health of the nation makes me proud to be a part of it and to be respected enough by my peers and the people I look up to be PHCC of Pennsylvania 2022 contractor of the year.”
Throughout the year we will be shining the spotlight on some of these folks working every day to make a difference in our association and our industry, from long-time members who have devoted their careers to continuing our mission, to the next-generation superstars who are the future of our beloved profession.
This is the fifth in a series of Rising Leader Spotlights, our way of recognizing and thanking the up-and-coming leaders of our association and industry.
Stay tuned to our News Center for more of these spotlights.