Flaherty Plumbing merges with JOC
Paul Flaherty Plumbing, one of the oldest and most respected residential and commercial plumbing operations in eastern Mass, merged with Jamie Oil in late 2022.
The company is located on Fountain Street in Framingham and has served homeowners, small businesses, landlords, property managers and real estate developers in Middlesex and Worcester Counties. It was established in 1977 by Paul Flaherty, who is a lifelong resident of Natick. Jamie Oil intends to continue using the Flaherty name and all the plumbers previously employed by the company. The deal included 22 Flaherty vehicles which were specifically designed for high end plumbing work, 18 employees, and Flaherty’s Framingham warehouse, which is located across the street from Keefe Technical High School. Flaherty Plumbing, like Jamie Oil, has won several awards for outstanding customer service and satisfaction over the past forty-five years.
"This deal is perfect for both our customers and our company", JOC General Manager Keith Proia said when the merger was announced. "By having the Flaherty plumbers on our team, we are now fully licensed to work on gas heat in both homes and small businesses. In the old days, if one of our customers wanted to switch to gas, we would lose both the installation of the new boiler as well as the service work that the customer needs to do each year on that new heating system. We also can perform any service work our propane customers might need. Stoves, pool heaters, fireplaces, furnaces and even tiki torches, we can now install and fix them all."
The Flaherty office and the dispatching of the plumbers will be moved to Jamie Oil's office at 171 Main Street in Ashland. "We want to keep it simple for our customers,", Catie Lesniak added, who has been with JOC seventeen years and manages our dispatching desk, "Dispatching a no heat call for gas or oil is basically the same thing. If our clients have a leaky hot water tank, or their shower isn't working properly, we can send someone right out who is experienced and licensed to do the work."
"For years people have been asking me if I knew a good plumber, or if we can do certain work that used to be beyond our scope, when we just worked on oil heat. They also complained that it is so hard to find a reliable plumber.", JOC President Tom Carey said.
"The goal is to make it easy for our customers, if they need a plumber, all they have to do is call Jamie Oil and they will get the same quality of work and guarantee of satisfaction that we have delivered since 1989."