Evans Plumbing and Heating, Inc. is proud to be over 95 years old.
In the year of 1917, Silas J. Evans came to the Triple Cities after learning the plumbing and heating trade in Scranton, Pennsylvania and the surrounding farm communities. He began working for home owners and making small repairs on existing indoor plumbing, bringing the trade into the twentieth century. He stretched his business into IBM working directly for Thomas J. Watson and helped to build the growing community. By the late 1920’s and 1930’s he, along with his son in law and some hired men, were working primarily in the IBM buildings and had drifted from residential work. His son in law, Kenneth R. Spencer, had come to work for him in 1924.
In 1939, Mr. Evans retired leaving the business to Kenneth with the assumption that he and his two sons would continue on. Work in IBM had dropped off and Ken found himself with very little work. He slowly started again to rebuild the business from the roots and worked for home owners in the community. With the onset of World War II there was plenty of work but very little raw materials to work with. Tires and gasoline were in short supply. His oldest son, K. David, had entered the armed services and had left the business shorthanded. Ken struggled through and with K. David’s return in 1946 he and his brother joined into the business with their father.
Many new schools were built from the early 1950’s and on and Evans Plumbing and Heating was awarded the job to install the plumbing and heating required in many of them. They had not forgotten the residential customers who had carried them through the hard times and continued to do service oriented work along with major home installations and repairs.
Today, the business in being carried on by K. David’s two sons, Tom & Jim. They have grown to a company that can fill the need of any plumbing and heating repair or installation. They hope to continue to serve the community with the same honesty and integrity that the business was built on 95 years ago for many more years to come.