Mike Testa Plumbing embodies a winning combination of tradition, integrity and service. Mike is a third-generation plumber, following his father and grandfather in the trade. After helping to close his father’s business, Mike started Mike Testa Plumbing in 1989. He has worked hard ever since to build up the business to its present level of success. Mike Testa Plumbing was the first Marin area plumber to be awarded the prestigious Diamond Certification when that rating organization began in 1996, and has maintained Diamond Certification every year since. Other awards include Best of Marin, 1999, and being named among the top three Marin area plumbers in The Prime Buyer’s Report. However, the most important measure of this success lies in the consistent level of satisfaction among the approximately 2,500 customers served in Marin County every year.
Mike’s philosophy and mission for the business form the basis for a gold standard of honesty and trustworthiness shared by all of his employees, who have been with the company for over 10 years. Mike’s goal is to offer a complete range of plumbing services to people in the most affordable, efficient way that fits their needs. He does not try to sell customers things they don’t need and he treats every job, whether large or small, with the same commitment to quality he would expect if it were his own home. Employees undergo rigorous training, and the business maintains all required state licensing, insurance and bonding.
Mike Testa Plumbing combines the best of the old with the new. Mike recently earned the titles, Certified Green Plumber and Certified Green Building Professional. Mike’s vision for the future of his business includes growth, mainly in residential services, to a level 50% greater than it is today. He projects growth in green plumbing services, such as implementation of gray water and rain catchment systems, will account for an increasing percentage of new business.
Mike and his wife, Cindy, live in Novato and have two teenaged sons. Mike’s hobbies include swimming (he has swum the mile-plus distance from Alcatraz to San Francisco,) running and mountain biking. Among his community service activities are maintenance of local school baseball fields. The baseball field at Sinaloa Middle School in Novato is named “Testa Field.”
Mike grew up in Novato. His commitment to excellence and service are based both on honoring his father’s legacy in business as well as pride in his community roots. An emphasis on developing personal relationships with customers is part of what makes Mike Testa Plumbing special, as reflected in customer loyalty, satisfaction and repeat business.
Gabriella Bliss is the Office Manager and Right Hand Person for Mike Testa Plumbing. She has been with the company since 2003. She oversees all everyday operations, including scheduling, bookkeeping, HR and management of current employees (presently seven plumbers and one part-time office assistant.)
Gabriella was born and raised in Hungary and moved to San Francisco at the age of 24. She lives with her husband and two children in San Geronimo Valley. Other favorite activites include hiking, tennis and participation with her husband in the Lion’s Club.