Blessing's Plumbing was first started in 1955 as "B & Z Plumbing" by my father, Allen Blessing. He managed his plumbing business for 23 years, until his untimely death in 1978. Our family originated from Germany in the early 1800's, settling in Oklahoma and eventually moving west to Idaho.
After graduating in 1972, I joined the Navy and was stationed in Little Creek, Norfolk, Virginia, where I served for four years. Upon leaving the Navy I settled in Virginia Beach, Virginia. I decided to venture into the trade I knew and grew up in.
I served my plumbing apprenticeship with a well-established plumbing company in Norfolk Virginia until 1980. I worked for the government for 12 years until starting my own plumbing business in 1992.
I started "Blessing's Plumbing" in 1992, in the Tidewater area of Virginia, with one truck. Since that time we have grown — In 2005 we began construction of our new office located on Jensen Drive in Virginia Beach. The new building was completed on September 11, 2006.
Our building is equipped with geothermal heating and air-conditioning, natural gas tankless water heater, energy-saving thermopane windows, and water-saving fixtures, applying our "green" plumbing knowledge to reduce operating costs and maintain a clean environment.
We have managed to give our employees a work culture and an environment to call their own. We could have not done this without the help of all our loyal customers, hard work, and dedicated employees.