E.R. Services in the Press
(Also DBA E.R. Plumbing Services and E.R. Restoration Services)
As an active community partner, E.R. Services (E.R. Plumbing Services) aims to make a difference in the Charlotte area. Sometimes we try to have a little fun with it, like when we sponsor concert ticket giveaways or free water heater sweepstakes. You've probably seen us at PNC music arena, and you're probably familiar with our mascot.
But some of the work we do is more serious. We recognize that not everyone is as fortunate as we are. That's why we volunteer year-round, working with charitable organizations like Ronald McDonald House, Room in the Inn and Beds=Dreams. We partner with WSOC TV Channel 9 for food, school supply and winter coat drives.
Why? Because we are committed to Charlotte. This is our home, and when one part of the Charlotte family is in pain, we all suffer. Together we can make a difference.
Read about our continued efforts to give back as reflected in the press releases posted here.
Dave Parker, Owner E.R. Services and branches: E.R. Plumbing Services and E.R. Restoration Services
Charlotte Plumbing Company E.R. Plumbing Services Now Operating as Branch of E.R. Services, Expanding to Include E.R. Restoration Services
March 16, 2019
E.R. Plumbing Services has provided plumbing services to the Charlotte metropolitan area since 1997. As of Spring 2019, E.R. Plumbing Services is adding restoration services and doing business as E.R. Services.
The expansion has included the purchase of restoration trucks and restoration equipment, plus the hiring and training of certified restoration experts. The new restoration trucks are wrapped and labeled as E.R. Restoration Services and are red and white, while the plumbing trucks are wrapped and labeled as E.R. Plumbing Services and are still blue, white and yellow.
E.R. Plumbing Services and E.R. Restoration Services are branches of the umbrella firm E.R. Services. In the future, E.R. Services plans to expand to include more home and commercial services such as electrical and HVAC.
E.R. Services will continue the company’s tradition of community service and even expand the company’s dedication to community involvement in the Charlotte area. In addition to the dozen existing charitable efforts E.R. Plumbing Services has sponsored and pursued on an ongoing basis, E.R. Services is adding one more volunteer and sponsorship effort to the company’s community involvement: the WSOC TV Channel 9 Books for Kids initiative. Now through April 12, 2019 the company is collecting new and gently used children’s books to be distributed to kids in underserved populations in the Charlotte area.
For a complete list of community service opportunities, those interested can visit Do Good With Dave on the community service segment of the company website. Volunteer opportunities include serving through food collection drives, school supply donation drives, winter coat drives, ministry opportunities to make and deliver beds, the Ronald McDonald House in Charlotte, the annual CMPD toy drive and more.
Charlotte Plumbing Company Wins Angie's List Super Service Award for 18th Time
January 17, 2019
Charlotte, NC, January 17, 2019 — E.R. Plumbing Services is proud to announce that it has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award (SSA). This award honors service professionals who have maintained exceptional service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List in 2018.
“Service pros that receive our Angie’s List Super Service Award represent the best in our network, who are consistently making great customer service their mission,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie hicks. “These pros have provided exceptional service to our members and absolutely deserve recognition for the exemplary customer service they exhibited in the past year.”
Angie’s List Super Service Award 2018 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include maintaining and “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade and review period grade. The SSA winners much be in good standing with Angie’s List and undergo additional screening.
“E.R. Plumbing Services prioritizes customer satisfaction above all else,” says Dave Parker, Master Plumber and Owner of E.R. Plumbing Services of Charlotte, North Carolina. “When serving a customer, the goal is to earn trust through excellent plumbing service and superior customer relations. Every case is treated with care and respect, and each challenge is followed through until completion. That’s why our company motto is ‘Serviced Once, Client for Life!’.”
E.R. Plumbing Services has been listed on Angie’s List since 2000. This is the 18th year E.R. Plumbing Services has received this honor.
Service company ratings are updated continually on Angie’s List as new, verified consumer reviews are submitted. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in multiple fields ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality.
For over two decades, Angie’s List has been a trusted name for connecting consumers to top-rated service professionals. Angie’s List provides unique tools and support designed to improve the local service experience for both consumers and service professionals.
Charlotte Plumbing Company Announces Community Service Opportunities
January 9, 2019
David Parker, owner of Charlotte plumbing company E.R. Plumbing Services, has launched a new community service effort in partnership with WSOC through Do Good With Dave, a public service effort to encourage volunteers to get involved in Charlotte-based charitable activities throughout the year. Details about community service volunteer opportunities will be available on the plumbing company site on the Community Involvement page.
E.R. Plumbing Services is known for making a difference in the Charlotte metro area. In the past year alone, the plumbing company owner and staff has sponsored and volunteered in the following community service efforts:
WSOC Channel 9 School Tools school supply donation drive over the summer, which provided school supplies to children in need across the county.
WSOC Channel 9 Food Drive, which restocked food pantry cupboards across the county.
WSOC Channel 9 Steve's Coats outer winter wear drive, collecting and distributing new and gently used coats to children in the Charlotte metro.
Bright Blessings, transporting and distributing donations of stuffed animals, educational materials and care packages to families without permanent housing.
The Big 22, awarding $10,000 to a local high school athletic program in honor of excellence in athletics.
CMPD Toy Drive, collecting and distributing toys for kids in families in need.
Room in the Inn, staffing churches that open their doors to the homeless, providing shelter, showers, food and sanitation care packages to those without housing.
Taking Care of Teachers, which collects and distributes school supplies to teachers so they don't have to spend as much out of pocket for their students and classrooms.
Ronald McDonald House Charlotte, cooking and serving hot meals to families staying at the Ronald McDonald House while their child receives medical attention in nearby medical facilities.
St. Jude Radiothon, raising money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, furthering medical advancement for pediatric medicine.
Solid Roc Foundation, building playground equipment and play sets for kids with serious or terminal illness.
Beds=Dreams, building beds from scratch and delivering beds, mattresses, and bedding to families in need.
E.R. Plumbing Services is known for the community service efforts the company sponsors, mans and supports. Those interested in making a difference alongside these Charlotte plumbers can get details at the plumbing company website.
Charlotte Plumbers E.R. Plumbing Services Announces December Community Service
November 29, 2018
Charlotte plumbers E.R. Plumbing Services is sponsoring or participating in four Charlotte community service initiatives this holiday season. Those in the Charlotte area are invited to join in and make a difference.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Radio-Thon
When a child is diagnosed with an illness or disease that is beyond the typical scope of conventional treatment, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital may be a family’s only hope. Ever since St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital opened its doors 50 years ago, the treatments discovered through research conducted at St. Jude have transformed pediatric cancer treatments, bringing the childhood cancer survival rate from a devastating 20 percent to over 80 percent. The discoveries made at St. Jude’s are improving child health around the globe.
On December 7, 2018, E.R. Plumbing Services will be answering phones at the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital radio-thon hosted by 96.9 The Kat. Results will be posted on the E.R. Plumbing Services site after the event.
CMPD Toy Drive
E.R. Plumbing Services believes families in need shouldn’t have to chose between paying rent and giving kids presents. That’s why E.R. Plumbing Services partners with the Charlotte Metro Police Department to collect toy donations throughout December and deliver toys to families on the December 14th CMPD Toy Drive delivery day. Those interested in helping can volunteer to work in the warehouse sorting and preparing donated gifts, donate gifts to be given to families in need, or possibly participate in the delivery of gifts (if the need exists). Volunteers must register through the Salvation Army link provided on the CMPD website and on the E.R. Plumbing Services website.
When a family becomes homeless, hopelessness often follows. Bright Blessings lifts the spirits of homeless children by providing comforting stuffed animals, literacy materials and care packages for homeless parents. In November, E.R. Plumbing Services delivered truckloads of stuffed animals and literacy materials to be distributed to kids in needs. E.R. Plumbing Services is involved with Bright Blessings year round as needed.
Community needs don’t disappear after the holidays are over. Once again E.R. Plumbing Services is partnering with WSOC TV for the Channel 9 Steve’s Coats winter outwear donation drive. Coats can be dropped off at the E.R. Plumbing Services office beginning in January. Check the website for details.
Charlotte Plumbing Company Reports Results of September Charitable Efforts
Oct 05, 2018
Charlotte plumbing company E.R. Plumbing Services has actively participated in and supported four local charitable efforts in August and September of 2018. The growing plumbing company devotes itself to giving back to the community in a variety of ways, including the following.
Channel 9 School Tools Drive
The Channel 9 School Tools Drive successfully gathered over one million donated school supply items. A total of 1,027,574 school supply items were collected, which is far more than the 862,708 items collected in 2017. The school supplies were distributed to 237,132 children in need of school supplies.
Taking Care of Teachers
After an exciting collection day at a Walmart in South Charlotte, E.R. Plumbing Services delivered truckloads of school supplies to teachers at Harding High School and Pinewood Elementary, two schools serving vulnerable populations. The teachers were surprised and delighted to receive this support.
Voting has started for the Big 22, a charitable effort that rewards the high schools of top high school football players with funds for school improvements. E.R. Plumbing Services is sponsoring the awards.
Roc Solid Foundation
E.R. Plumbing Services has joined forced with the Roc Solid Foundation to provide support for families facing pediatric cancer. The E.R. Plumbing team is happy to sponsor events in support of this wonderful organization as well as to provide support through volunteer hours in playground building sessions and room makeovers.
Charlotte Plumbers Looking to Make a Difference
Owner and Founder Dave Parker says, "E.R. Plumbing Services is very blessed. The staff is devoted to each other and to Charlotte at large. When the company can make a positive impact on children in need or vulnerable populations, it's essential to take advantage of those opportunities to sow goodness. Positivity breeds more positivity, and generosity results in abundant kindness. The whole community thrives when corporations and community members come together for the sake of good."
Those interested in helping out or learning more can visit the company website.
Charlotte Plumbing Company Partners with Local TV Stations for Charitable Initiatives
Charlotte plumbing company E.R. Plumbing Services has partnered with WSOC and WCNC for three charitable initiatives this summer. Charlotte area citizens are invited to join the company’s efforts to improve the community through campaigns aimed at supporting students, schools and teachers.
For the third year in a row, E.R. Plumbing Services is working with WSOC TV to kick off and run the Channel 9 School Tools Drive, encouraging local Charlotteans to donate school supplies to children in need. School supplies can be dropped off at E.R. Plumbing Services’ office in Mint Hill, NC between now and August 26, 2018 or they can be donated at the special kickoff event at the NASCAR Hall of Fame on August 15 between 11:30-1:00. E.R. Plumbing Services will also staff and support the special collection day held at the WSOC TV station on Wednesday, August 22. Donors can drop off school supplies between 10 am and 7 pm at the station, which is located at 1901 North Tryon Street in Charlotte, NC. Donors can also participate through a free pick up of supplies. Learn more about the charitable effort and about ways E.R. Plumbing Services is involved by visiting the School Tools Drive page of the plumbing company website.
E.R. Plumbing Services has also teamed up with WSOC TV to award $10,000 to the school of the high school football player of the year through the WSOC High School Football Extra’s Big 22 competition. Twenty-two high school football players have been nominated for the award, and voting will be performed by the general public starting September 7, 2018. Voting will continue through the football season, concluding with a winner at the end of the season. The winner’s school will receive $10,000.
The Charlotte plumbing company is also partnering with WCNC for the Taking Care of Teachers initiative. After covering the recent teacher demonstrations in Raleigh, WCNC NBC Charlotte is taking action to help equip teachers across the Carolinas with the supplies they need to educate our children.
Through the partnership of E.R. Plumbing Services and Wal-Mart, the Charlotte community can make a difference in our public schools and help teachers. Drop off school supply donations on August 18, 2018 between 9am-2pm at the Walmart located at 3209 Pineville-Matthews Road in Charlotte, NC.
For more information on this and other community service efforts and charitable initiatives, visit the plumbing company website.
Charlotte Plumbing Company Partners with Local TV Station for Annual Food Drive
May 30, 2018
Charlotte plumbing company E.R. Plumbing Services is partnering with local TV station Channel 9 WSOC-TV for the 2018 Charlotte 9 Food Drive. This is the 13th year the food drive has served the community, stocking the shelves of local food pantry Second Harvest Food Bank.
Summer is a tough time for families in need. When school is in session, over 75,000 children in the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System benefit from the free or reduced lunch program. However, in the summer, when school is not in session, these children do not have the guarantee of a lunch or breakfast served by the school system. More than 500,000 people in the Charlotte area are living at or under the poverty level, so the need is significant.
Food pantries that receive supplies from Second Harvest Food Bank have reported that requests for assistance are high and donations have been low this year. In addition to donations of canned non-perishable food, pantries are also requesting donations of canned or non-perishable pet food (cat food or dog food, unopened). When families are unable to feed the people in their households, pets are often overlooked.
The 2018 Charlotte 9 Food Drive runs from May 11th through Sunday June 10th, 2018. Those interested can drop off non-perishable canned goods at the E.R. Plumbing Services office, located at 11345 Allen Station Dr in Mint Hill.
E.R. Plumbing Services is partnering with Channel 9 WSOC-TV to staff a special donation day Wednesday June 6th between 10am–7pm at the WSOC-TV studio located at 1901 N. Tryon Street in Charlotte, NC 28206.
Those interested in participating can drop off donations at the E.R. Plumbing Services office and learn more about the company’s ongoing, year-round charitable efforts at the company’s website page about E.R. Plumbing Services and the Charlotte community.
Charlotte Plumbing Company Reports Number of Coats Donated to Children in Need
February 20, 2018
Dave Parker, owner of the Charlotte plumbing company, says, "Once again, the community has done amazing things and donated a record 24,041 COATS to Steve's Coats for Kids which is 2,400 more coats than last year's record collection. Many of those coats were cleaned and on the rack at Crisis Assistance Ministry within twenty-four hours of being donated. For a child in need, these aren't just coats. A new coat will help keep a kid's head held high and gives an aspect of dignity to their life."
Coats collected through the drive were cleaned and donated to families in need through Crisis Assistance Ministry through a partnership with WSOC TV Channel 9.
The plumbing company is recognized in the Charlotte metro area for its continued dedication to community service. Over the winter, the staff is especially engaged in charitable events. Those interested in giving back to the Charlotte community can join the E.R. Plumbing Services staff as they volunteer. The company supports the local Room in the Inn effort, providing manpower to an effort to serve the homeless and those in need by providing clean, safe, warm places to sleep and a hot shower and toiletries. Many of the staff man hours on the phone to support St. Jude's for children, and several of the staff volunteer hours cooking and cleaning at the Ronald McDonald House in Charlotte.
Perhaps the best way to help out is to contribute supplies to the many charitable drives the company participates in each year. These charitable efforts are as follows: a coat drive each winter, a food drive each spring and a school supply drive each summer.
The local plumbing company has been in business since 1997 and serves a 25-mile radius of the city of Charlotte.
Charlotte Plumbing Company Sponsors Multiple Charitable Efforts
January 6, 2018
E.R Plumbing Services of Charlotte, NC has sponsored and continues to sponsor, promote and volunteer through multiple charitable events, all of which benefit the Charlotte community. The Charlotte plumbers delivered 31 beds to families in need through the Beds = Dreams campaign, collected and delivered toys to children in need through the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department 2017 Toy Drive, and worked the phones for donations to St. Jude's Children Hospital in December 2017.
In January 2018, the Charlotte plumbers continue their charitable efforts by sponsoring, staffing and volunteering for the upcoming WSOCTV Steve's Coats new or gently used outerwear drive. This comes at a time when Charlotte is experiencing record low temperatures.
Those interested in helping can:
* Drop off a new or gently used winter coat at the E.R. Plumbing Services office during office hours between January 1st and January 14th, 2018. E.R. Plumbing Services Office is located at 11345 Allen Station Dr in Mint Hill.
* Stop by the WSOC TV station between 10a-7p on January 10th, the special collection day. The WSOC TV Station is located at 1901 N Tryon St in Charlotte, NC.
E.R. Plumbing Services staff will be manning the office and the special collection day to accept donated coats and to process the coats so they are ready for distribution.
"Last year 21,636 coats were collected," says Dave Parker, owner of E.R. Plumbing Services. "Thanks to incredible partnerships and the hard work of many volunteers, a number of those coats were cleaned and on the rack at Crisis Assistance Ministry within fifteen hours of being donated."
The company's owner, Dave Parker, also volunteers with the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte and a local Room in the Inn location. Several other staff members volunteer with these charities as well. Those interested in volunteering or donating new or gently worn coats can contact the Charlotte plumbing company for details of ways to make a difference.
Charlotte Plumbing Company Partners With TV Station for Steve's Coats for Kids
December 6, 2017
Charlotte plumbing company E.R. Plumbing Services has once again partnered with WSOC TV Channel 9 for the annual winter outerwear drive.
Since 2005, Steve's Coats for Kids has collected and distributed over 150,000 coats to children in need. The charitable effort collects new and gently used coats for children of all sizes. The coats are examined and distributed through Crisis Assistance Ministry.
The E.R. Plumbing Services office is one of many drop off locations around the Charlotte metro. Coats can be dropped off between December 12, 2017 and January 14, 2018 at the office, located at 11345 Allen Station Dr in Mint Hill.
Volunteers are invited to participate in the big collection day on January 10, 2018. From 10am to 7pm volunteers can drop off coats and help with the processing of coats at the WSOC TV studio at 1901 North Tryon Street in Charlotte. Weatherman Steve Udelson is amongst one of the television celebrities that will be participating in the drive.
Steve's Coats for Kids is just one of the many charitable efforts E.R. Plumbing Services contributes to in the winter months. The Charlotte plumbers also participate in the CMPD Toy Drive in December. The owner, Dave Parker, volunteers weekly at the local Room in the Inn, and many of the staff members do so also over the course of the winter. Through Room in the Inn people in need can find a warm, safe place to sleep, hot meals to eat, and showers. Toiletries and lunches are also provided, in addition to basic transportation.
For more details on these charitable efforts and ways to get involved, visit the company website page on community involvement. On this page are details of charitable causes, ongoing efforts, dates, times and places Charlotte citizens can give back to the community.
Charlotte Plumbers Partner with CMPD and Char Meck School System for Toy Drive
November 7, 2017
From November 15th to December 23rd, Charlotte plumbing company E.R. Plumbing Services will be partnering with CMPD (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department), CFD (Charlotte Fire Department) and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System for the 2017 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Explorer Christmas Project.
E.R. Plumbing Services will sponsor specific families, buying and delivering a minimum of three gifts per child and a gift card to a local grocery store. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Explorer Christmas Project first started in 1974, back when the CMPD delivered presents and gift cards to 15 families. This year the project plans on bringing presents and gift cards to hundreds of children across the Charlotte area. This project is in conjunction with the CMPD Christmas Explorer Food Drive. Food donated to the food drive is delivered to the Salvation Army's Center of Hope and then distributed across the county through food banks.
Gifts that are collected will be delivered to families. E.R. Plumbing Services has provided the use of one of the company trucks and several staff members that will deliver the gifts personally, along with a police escort from the CMPD.
Anyone wanting to participate can drop off new toys at any Charlotte fire station, any CMPD division office, the Christmas Project Kickoff event, or at any of the Drop Off Parties at Promenade or the Drop Off Parties at Birkdale. Toys should be appropriate for children ages 0-14, and toys should be nonviolent. All toys must be new and unwrapped (although donations are wrapping paper are also welcome).
Those wishing to participate along with E.R. Plumbing Services staff at the warehouse can assist with sorting toys, filling family boxes, wrapping gifts and cleaning. Volunteers are needed mid-November through mid-December. Volunteers are also needed for Delivery Day. This is when CMPD Officers, CFD, and other volunteers delivery all the gifts to the families. Learn how to get involved through the community service segment of the Charlotte plumbing company's website. Dates and details will be updated throughout November and December of 2017.
Charlotte Plumbers E.R. Plumbing Services Releases School Supply Drive Results
October 4, 2017
Charlotte plumbing company E.R. Plumbing Services, headquartered in Mint Hill, NC and serving a 25-mile radius of Charlotte, partnered with Channel 9 WSOC TV for the 2017 9 School Tools school supply donation campaign. The plumbing company manned donation events, sponsored a drop off site and promoted the effort.
In 2016, the 9 School Tools drive collected 862,708 school supplies, which were delivered to 199,086 students. This year that number jumped to 862,708 school supplies collected, impacting 199,086 students.
"E.R. Plumbing Services is happy to announce the results from this year’s 9 School Tools drive," says Parker, Owner and Master Plumber. "There was a remarkable response from the community, and contributions increased over last year. The final number is the collective number from all 22 counties in the viewing area that participate in 9 School Tools. The encouraging number belongs to our Family Focus partner locations with an 85% increase in donations. There are two counties that haven’t been able to count the supplies yet, so the number will rise even more."
E.R. Plumbing Services is one of the Family Focus partner locations proud to have seen donations increase drastically from last year to this year. The company participates in charitable efforts throughout the year. In the winter, the company volunteers for a winter outerwear drive that benefits children in need, and in the spring the company volunteers with a food drive. Throughout the winter, Parker and his staff volunteer at Room in the Inn, where they provide showers, hot meals, a safe place to sleep, toiletries, and a sack lunch for the homeless in Charlotte.
The plumbing company has served the Charlotte metro since 1997 and is a consistent participant in Charlotte charitable efforts. To learn more, visit the company website or stop by the office in Mint Hill during office hours.
Charlotte Plumbing Company Sponsors and Staffs 2017 School Supply Drive
July 20, 2017
Charlotte plumbing company E.R. Plumbing Services continues the company's ongoing commitment to community service by partnering with WSOC TV Channel 9 for the 2017 Channel 9 School Tools school supply drive. This is the 20th school supply drive sponsored by Classroom Central and Communities in Schools.
Between July 20th and August 20th, citizens are encouraged to drop off donations at the E.R. Plumbing Services office located at 11345 Allen Station Dr in Mint Hill. While E.R. Plumbing Services provides plumbing services 24/7, donations should be dropped off between 9-5, Monday through Friday for the duration of the school supply drive.
Several special events have been scheduled to support the donation of school supplies and to make the charitable effort a little more enjoyable for participants. The events are scheduled for the following dates:
On Wednesday August 9th donations can be brought to the NASCAR Hall of Fame between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. The event will take place at 400 E. M.L.K. Jr. Boulevard in Charlotte, NC. Entertainment will be provided, and a few local celebrities will even be on site.
E.R. Plumbing Services will be staffing and supporting the special collection day at the WSOC TV station on Wednesday August 16, 2017. Donors can drop off school supplies between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the station, which is located at 1901 North Tryon Street in Charlotte, NC.
On August 19, 2017, Charlotte area residents can donate by leaving (marked) school supplies in U.S. Postal Office mailboxes around the metro area. U.S.P.S. employees will pick up the school supplies donated from residential mailboxes on that day. The donations should be labeled "Channel 9 School Tools Donation" to ensure they get delivered to the distribution center.
Those interested in learning more about ways to contribute can visit the Charlotte plumbing company website.
Charlotte Plumbing Service Mans and Supports Local Food Drive
June 21, 2017
E.R. Plumbing Services and WSOC TV have partnered once again and have broken another Channel 9 Food Drive record. The 2017 Channel 9 Food Drive brought in 20,223 pounds of food and $3,121 in monetary donations. Each dollar Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina receives is the equivalent of seven pounds of food, so the food and financial donations resulted in the equivalent of 42,069 pounds of food, which will provide 28,046 individual meals for Charlotte area families in need.
This is a 20 percent increase from last year’s record-breaking food drive. Seniors, children, men, and women throughout a 19 county area will be given access to nonperishable food items through this effort.
“Once again, this is what E.R. Plumbing Services is all about,” says Dave Parker, owner of E.R. Plumbing Services. “From sharing blessings with the community to giving back through volunteerism, E.R. Plumbing Services is a company devoted to making Charlotte a better place to live.”
The Charlotte plumbing company has served the Charlotte metro area (30 mile radius) since 1997. A lot of things have changed in those 20 years, but one distinguishing characteristic remains constant: the company’s dedication to serving the community. If anything, the company has amped up its efforts to serve.
“In the past year, the staff has volunteered for Room in the Inn, a school supply drive, a winter coats drive, the annual food drive, and a charity event during which volunteers made beds for families that can’t afford a bed,” Parker said. “It’s been inspiring to see the staff repeatedly rise to the challenge. We have been blessed, and we are grateful to pass those blessings on to those less fortunate. Giving back is our corporate culture, and it results in a positive work environment.”
Those interested in learning more or getting involved in local charitable events can visit the E.R. Plumbing Services website.
Charlotte Plumber Begins Plumbing Advice Radio Segment & Concert Ticket Giveaway
April 21, 2017
Dave Parker, owner of E.R. Plumbing Services, is known for giving back to the Charlotte community. Over the past several years, E.R. Plumbing Services has given away tankless water heaters, whole house water filtration systems, iPads, tank water heaters, and concert tickets. The staff regularly participates in community charitable efforts such as food drives, winter coat collections and distributions, school supply donation efforts, and serving the homeless through shelters.
The company’s latest efforts to give back are both fun and functional. The first is a monthly concert ticket giveaway through which Parker hopes to liven up Spring and Summer for Charlotte folks with a monthly giveaway of two concert tickets per month. Those interested can check out the company’s Facebook page for more information about the monthly giveaway.
The second effort is a dissemination of reliable plumbing advice, distributed by 96.9 FM WKKT The Kat through 60-second segments on the country radio station. Parker answers a variety of plumbing questions that are applicable to all homeowners, both do-it-yourselfers and those who are less comfortable tackling a plumbing project on their own. Those interested can tune in to 96.9 FM at 11:45 a.m. on Fridays or can listen to segments uploaded to the company site.
“As a company, E.R. Plumbing Services is dedicated to giving back to the Charlotte community,” Parker says. “The company motto is ‘Serviced once, client for life,’ and the staff tries to live up to that motto. Every plumbing technician, office staff worker, and warehouse employee is trained in customer service, and only individuals who exhibit exemplary character are hired. It is our utmost concern that our company lives up to the high standards set forth.”
Next on the docket is a food drive starting in May 2017. Those interested in learning more can visit the company website.
Charlotte NC Plumbing Company Serves Homeless Through Room in the Inn Program
March 16, 2017
"E.R. Plumbing Services has always been all about giving back to the community," says Dave Parker, owner of the Charlotte NC plumbing company and master plumber. "But the company has decided to take it up a notch this year. 2017 is going to be a year to remember."
Parker is a familiar face at Room in the Inn, a charitable program serving the homeless in Charlotte, NC. Parker volunteers weekly, spending most Tuesday nights at the Arlington Baptist Church location, making up beds, setting tables, doing dishes, doling out toiletries, and serving meals to those less fortunate.
Whenever possible, Parker encourages the staff of E.R. Plumbing Services to serve also. This past Tuesday, on March 13th, the staff joined in. "Since I'm a regular volunteer, I see that some of the meals get repetitive. We serve a lot of casseroles. But E.R. Plumbing Services wanted to make a difference, so the staff invested in some wings and pasta salad, good backyard BBQ sorts of foods." The church had just purchased a new grill, so Parker and the staff of E.R. Plumbing Services got to be the first to use the grill.
One of the problems the program faces is meeting specific needs. On Tuesday night, a father showed up with a toddler who needed size 3 pull ups. The Room in the Inn program had size 5 pull ups on hand but nothing that would fit this small child, so Parker's staff went out and got the right size pull ups. Another person needed reading glasses. Parker says these sorts of needs are the types of difficult-to-anticipate needs the staff is eager to accommodate.
"Serving the needy helps our staff recognize our good fortune," Parker says.
Room in the Inn is has been providing shelter for the needy since 1996, partnering with colleges and congregations to provide sustenance and shelter for the homeless during the winter months (the program serves December 1 – March 31st each year). Each Room in the Inn site provides a warm, safe place to sleep, three meals (dinner, breakfast, and a packed lunch and bag lunch) and provides transportation to uptown Charlotte in the mornings.
Parker and his staff are some of the 5,000 volunteers who keep Room in the Inn functioning. Volunteers drive vehicles, prepare and serve meals, make up beds, pack lunches, and do laundry and dishes.
E.R. Plumbing Services has been serving the Charlotte area since 1997. To learn more about the Charlotte plumbing company's commitment to the Charlotte community, visit the company site.
E.R. Plumbing Services of Charlotte NC Announces Results of Winter Coat Drive
February 5, 2017
The WSOCTV Channel 9 Steve's Coats for Kids Winter Coat Drive has come to an end. E.R. Plumbing Services, Charlotte plumbers offering 24/7 service to the Charlotte metro, is part of the Channel 9 Family Focus partnership, and as such, the company is a part of charitable campaigns such as the winter coat drive. Parker announced the numbers of coats collected in January 2017. The coats are cleaned and then distributed to kids in need in the Charlotte area through Crisis Assistance Ministries.
"The Charlotte community has done amazing things and donated a record 21,636 COATS to Steve’s Coats for Kids," said Dave Parker, owner of E.R. Plumbing Services. "That is over a thousand more coats than last year. Thanks to incredible partnerships and the hard work of many volunteers, a number of those coats were cleaned and on the rack at Crisis Assistance Ministry within fifteen hours of being donated."
"For a child in need, these aren’t just coats," says Parker. "A new coat will help keep a kid’s head held high and gives an aspect of dignity to that child's life."
"Without the strong commitment of E.R. Plumbing Services staff, it would not be possible to meet these goals. E.R. Plumbing Services employees manned donation locations, got the word out, and worked hard to ensure coats were collected and delivered to the proper locations."
"The staff worked hard," said Parker, "but that's just par for the course when it comes to E.R. Plumbing morale, attitude, and commitment. The techs and office staff alike are committed to chipping away at poverty in Charlotte. It's a lofty goal, but E.R. Plumbing is determined to make a difference in every way possible."
To learn more about the charitable efforts put forth by the Charlotte plumbing company, visit the company site and the company blog.
E.R. Plumbing Services Provides Donation Drop Off Location for 2017 Coat Drive
January 5, 2017
E.R. Plumbing Services of Charlotte, NC is teaming up with WSOC TV Channel 9 for the annual Steve's Coats donation drive. The winter coat drive has provided over 120,000 coats to children, babies, and teenagers in need. This year E.R. Plumbing Services is joining forces with the Charlotte television station to increase donations and get the word out to residents of Charlotte in hopes that even more coats will be donated this year.
The Steve's Coats drive runs through January 16, 2017. During this time, coats can be dropped off at the WSOC TV news station or at E.R. Plumbing Services' office at 11345 Allen Station Dr in Mint Hill.
There are two special collection dates on the calendar.
On Wednesday January 11, 2017, WSOC TV is hosting a collection effort at the television station on Tryon Street in downtown Charlotte. This event will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will include appearances from Channel 9 staff and news anchors, including weatherman Steve Udelson.
On Thursday January 12, 2017, E.R. Plumbing Services is manning a collection effort hosted at Crisis Assistance Ministry, located at 500-A Spratt Street in Charlotte, NC. The collection event takes place between 10 a.m. and 12 noon on the 12th.
"E.R. Plumbing Services works hard to give back to the Charlotte community," said Dave Parker, owner of E.R. Plumbing Services. "The company has been blessed with a loyal customer base of great people. E.R. Plumbing Services contributes time and resources to make Charlotte a better place to live, and that includes making sure those in need get the basic supplies needed. That means coats in the winter and school supplies at the start of the school year."
To learn more about ways to give back to the Charlotte community through this and future charitable events, visit the company website blog.
Charlotte Plumber Announces Results of Charity Drive and Employment Opportunity
October 6, 2016
Charlotte plumber Dave Parker of E.R. Plumbing Services announced the final results from the company’s partnership with WSOC TV for the 2016 Channel 9 School Tools drive. “There was a remarkable response from the community; donations were up 110 percent over last year,” Parker says. “In 2015, the Channel 9 School Tools drive brought in 387,045 donated items, benefitting 89,318 students. This year the school supplies drive brought in 814,548 donated items, benefitting 187,972 students.”
The Charlotte plumbing company partnered with a local television station to promote and staff this annual charitable drive and multiple similar campaigns throughout the year.
“WSOC TV’s charitable drives are important to everyone at E.R. Plumbing Services,” Parker says. “As a company, E.R. Plumbing Services strives to give back to the community on a regular basis. The Charlotte metro area is vibrant and diverse, with a wide range of incomes and economic situations. Staff members volunteer during charitable drives and at local charities to improve the life conditions of the citizens of Charlotte.”
E.R. Plumbing Services is currently hiring skilled plumbing technicians that are committed to excellence and customer service. “As the company grows, the need for skilled plumbers that truly care about delivering top notch service to customers is also increasing.” The company provides 100 percent company paid health and dental benefits, generous paid vacation and a great company culture.
“The company culture at E.R. Plumbing Services is one of positivity, pride in one’s work and devotion to the community at large,” says Parker. “This is a company built on the principles of respect, hard work and commitment to integrity. Staff members know that the expectations are high, especially when it comes to customer service and contribution to the Charlotte community. The company is a stable, positive workplace (some of the staff have been with the company for 18 years) committed to being the best in Charlotte.”
Those interested in either partnering to make a positive impact on the Charlotte community or are interested in potentially working at E.R. Plumbing Services can learn more at the company website.
Charlotte School Supply Drive Provides Supplies to Kids in Need
August 23, 2016
Dave Parker, owner of Charlotte plumbing company E.R. Plumbing Services, partnered up with Channel 9 WSOC TV for the annual school supply drive with exceptional results. The local plumbers provided a donation location in Mint Hill, NC. They also sponsored commercials promoting the campaign and staffed donation events. The campaign ran for three weeks in August.
Activities included a kick-off event at the NASCAR Hall of Fame with NASCAR drivers, sports team mascots, food and activities for kids, all focused on promoting academic excellence, commitment to schools and rallying the support of the community around kids in need who might not have the budget to buy school supplies. E.R. Plumbing Services collected donations throughout the duration of the campaign, and then manned the main donation drive at the WSOC TV station. The campaign ended with an effort by the U.S. Postal Service, through which donors could contribute school supplies by putting them in any U.S.P.S. mailbox on a designated date for pick up and delivery to the distribution center.
"It is a blessing to see so many people contribute to this great cause," Parker said. "The E.R. Plumbing Services staff is committed to giving back to the community, and that includes helping get the word out about efforts such as this one. The staff gives of its time and energy, but our staff also is proud to act as a motivating force in the community as a whole, encouraging other companies and individuals to start volunteering. When one company makes an effort, other companies and individuals realize that they also can make a difference."
School supply collection results will be published soon. In the meantime, E.R. Plumbing Services is gearing up for another way to give back — through the gift of two concert tickets this fall to the October Carrie Underwood concert in Charlotte. "Sometimes the gift of a fun night out is what people need," says Parker. The plumbing company strives to give back in a variety of ways, showcasing the company's commitment to the people of Charlotte.
Charlotte Residential Plumber Gives Away Concert Tickets for October 2016
July 27, 2016
Charlotte residential plumber, Dave Parker, owner of E.R. Plumbing Services, is giving away two tickets to Carrie Underwood for October 23, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. The concert will be held at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina. The giveaway runs through October 9, 2016. Those interested can visit the Charlotte plumber's website and enter their name, email address and phone number for a random drawing on October 9th.
E.R. Plumbing Services is committed to giving back to the Charlotte community. Over the past years, the company has given away electronic devices, water heaters, water filtration systems and tickets to concerts. The staff at E.R. Plumbing Services regularly participates in charitable events, including but not limited to coat donation drives, food drives, school supply drives and volunteer time at local shelters serving the homeless and those in need. Parker and his staff supply support for local charitable events by advertising on television for organizations in need (for example, the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte) and by staffing charitable events such as the upcoming Channel 9 School Tools School Supply Donation campaign.
"We're a company built on the foundational idea of giving back," Parker says. "As a staff, we commit to helping customers and noncustomers alike, providing helpful plumbing advice and taking our time to answer questions, provide sound direction and making sure people are set up for success. We hold to the commitment to giving our very best at every opportunity, whether we are serving a customer or volunteering at a Charlotte charitable event. We are devoted to making a difference in our personal and professional lives."
E.R. Plumbing Services has been serving the Charlotte metro area since 1997. The company has an A rating on Angie's List and on the Better Business Bureau. Those interested in concert tickets can visit the company website for details. Anyone interested in employment opportunities or who wants to help out with the upcoming school supplies drive will also find information on the site.
Charlotte Plumbers Support, Promote and Staff School Supplies Donation Campaign
July 7, 2016
Charlotte plumbing company E.R. Plumbing Services is supporting, promoting and manning the upcoming Channel 9 School Tools campaign.
After a very successful 9 Food Drive, E.R. Plumbing Services is looking forward to the station’s largest donation drive of the year: Outreach Channel 9 School Tools.
WSOC-TV's 9 School Tools campaign is a part of the Channel 9 Family Focus brand and was introduced in 1997. Covering over 22 counties, this is the largest school supply drive in the Carolinas; it has served over 3 million children to date. In partnership with Communities in Schools Charlotte-Mecklenburg and Classroom Central, WSOC-TV collects school supplies during the month of August, which are then distributed to students in grades K - 12. These items play a big role in preparing students to be successful in the upcoming school year.
The television campaign begins July 9, and E.R. Plumbing Services will host a collection site. Both physical and monetary donations are encouraged; Classroom Central can turn every one-dollar donation into five dollars of school supplies.
School supplies can be dropped off at 11345 Allen Station Dr in Mint Hills between July 9 and August 20th. On Wednesday August 17th, donations will be collected at the WSOC Channel 9 television station between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. At that time, E.R. Plumbing Services will man the donation location, providing manpower to help accept and load donations into the truck for delivery to Classroom Central. From that point, school supplies will be distributed to children in need around the Charlotte area.
On Saturday, August 20th, school supplies will be collected by letter carriers around the Charlotte. Simply mark school supplies “Channel 9 School Tools” and leave the donation in a mailbox. A U.S. Postal Service letter carrier will deliver the donation to Classroom Central, and the supplies will be distributed from there.
Charlotte Plumber Announces Results of Summer 2016 Food Drive
June 26, 2016
Charlotte residential plumber David Parker, owner of E.R. Plumbing Services, announced record-breaking food drive results.
"The collective results for the 2016 Channel 9 Food Drive is 35,141 pounds of food donated. That translates to 23,427 individual meals! With the help of our customers, staff and fellow Charlotte residents, we broke the previous 2008 record of 23,000 pounds. Of this we are very proud."
E.R. Plumbing Services provided a drop off site and manned the drive at the Channel 9 TV station. Nonperishable food donations were collected and transported to Second Harvest. From that point, foodstuffs were distributed to agencies around the Charlotte metro area to be given to people in need of assistance.
The Charlotte plumbing company also encouraged monetary donations to the food drive. Monetary donations were converted into food donations at an approximate rate of seven pounds of food per dollar donated. "We were thrilled to see how great of a difference the food drive makes for the community. One in five kids in Charlotte go hungry over the summer; that's a daunting statistic. Kids on free/reduced lunch struggle to find proper meals during summer break," Parker says. "Nearly 20 percent of the Charlotte metro area lives in poverty. E.R. Plumbing Services is determined to do whatever we can to help those folks have access to proper nourishment. That's why our staff members volunteer in a myriad of ways."
E.R. Plumbing Services has been serving a thirty-mile radius of Charlotte since 1997. The plumbing company has an A rating on Angie's List and an A rating from the Better Business Bureau. The company provides residential and commercial plumbing services to homeowners and businesses, providing a variety of plumbing services including leak detection, drain clearing, water heater and gas line service. The company also installs and services whole house water filtration systems.
Charlotte Plumbers E.R. Plumbing Services Give Away Concert Tickets
June 21, 2016
Charlotte plumbers E.R. Plumbing Services are giving away two tickets to Dierks Bentley (Randy Houser and Cam will be opening) for July 14, 2016. The concert will take place in Charlotte, NC at PNC Music Pavilion at 707 Pavilion Boulevard. The tickets are gold seating level tickets. The tickets are valued at $150.
"We're using an electronic tool to keep the tickets giveaway fair and square," Dave Parker, owner of E.R. Plumbing Services, says. "No purchase or expense is necessary. The winning name is drawn electronically and randomly."
On June 13th, E.R. Plumbing Services gave away four tickets to the July 17th Rascal Flatts concert in Charlotte to Tina Whitley of the Charlotte area.
"We've given away different prizes in the past," Parker says. "Tank and tankless water heaters. Whole house water filtration systems. An iPad. A Kindle. Now we're trying to do something fun for the summer. Get folks out to enjoy the summer nights and some good music. Celebrate what a great place Charlotte is."
E.R. Plumbing Services has been serving the Charlotte metro area since 1997. The plumbers recently manned a food drive and sponsored television commercials encouraging local residents to volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte. The plumbers can be found around town volunteering with the local Room in the Inn program, providing meals, toiletries, clothes, a place to shower and a safe place to sleep for the homeless.
"Our company does our best to give back," Parker says. "When the community comes together and works together, good things happen for everyone. Just a week or so ago, our plumbers served at the food donation drive. Our people felt more blessed than those who received the food donations. It is our company's conviction that it is good policy to give whenever possible. When one person benefits, everyone benefits."