Feiner Plumbing Company Inc.
Location and Contact Info:
524 Villa St., Racine, WI 53403
Hours of Operation:
8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday
Brothers Robert, Peter, Ted, and Edward Scharding
Please share a bit about your background:
Great grandfather Edward Scharding married the boss’s daughter and eventually took over the business. The fifth generation of Schardings are now working in the family business.
What was the inspiration for your business?
Our family has lived and breathed this business. Our customers are confident in our services and we are building relationships with them to continue and refer business to us.
Your most popular service(s)?
We do everything plumbing-related for commercial, industrial and residential customers.
Do you have a little-known specialty?
Our commercial work includes high profile jobs such as working with Frank Lloyd Wright during the construction of both the Research Tower at SC Johnson and the Johnson family’s Wingspread home. On the residential side, our long history of working in Racine homes means that we know the history of the houses and we know their plumbing. We work with contractors on remodeling projects and also work directly with customers to install faucets or toilets even if they did not purchase those items from us.
Can you share a sneak peek to your future plans?
There are currently three apprentice plumbers – all sons of the current owners – who are learning the profession and will carry on with the family-owned, community-centered tradition handed down by the previous four generations.