Your residential and commercial plumbers
By Jillian Chandler
Family owned and operated, Turner Plumbing is a company that strives to add value to the community while excelling in customer service. A full-service plumbing company that is dedicated to serving both Boundary and Bonner counties, Turner Plumbing—with the addition of their excavation and underground department Turner Dirt—offers 24/7 emergency repair response and service, water heater services, sewer camera with sonar locating, slip-inspections, hydronic heating and boiler systems, underground repairs, septic systems, small drain jetting and gas piping, and new construction and remodels.
Lucas Turner has been a plumber for 17 years and always had a desire to have his own plumbing company, while Mike DesRosiers was an experienced machinist in the oil fields. The two friends had often discussed starting a business together, and in 2019, they decided to put their skills, talents and finances together, creating a vision of what they wanted to be as businessmen and members of the community.
Lucas and Mike planned out their goals for the company and started taking action to move that direction. “When these two men put their minds to doing something, things start happening!” shares Charli Turner, Lucas’ wife and marketing and human resources administrator of Turner Plumbing.
They soon realized their goal, and Turner Plumbing was born in January of 2020.
The Turner Plumbing team is comprised of a group of men who all take pride in doing quality work and leaving the customer happy at the end of each job they complete. “Every one of our guys comes with a unique skill set,” says Charli. One journeyman specializes in hydronic heat; one is a gas pipe specialist; another one of their journeymen is a master at service plumbing. “These men take pride in learning from each other to be the best they can be,” she adds.
Their apprentices are equally hard workers and fast learners. Along with working long hours, they are in school every day working toward their journeyman’s license and taking certification classes for Turner Plumbing’s new construction and underground department—Turner Dirt.
“We have a fantastic team of nine people who show up every day and give everything they have to make Turner Plumbing a success,” affirms Charli. “We have the most top-notch team in North Idaho, and we are very proud to have them as part of the Turner Plumbing team.”
It is important for Lucas and Mike to take care of their employees, who dedicate their time and passion to completing each job they do with the utmost integrity and professionalism. Employees earn competitive wages along with a unique benefits package.
When it comes to the success the company has seen in its 17 months of business, it is a result of Mike and Lucas’ strong relationship and leadership skills paired with a mutually strong work ethic. That trickles down to their team, who work hard each day to utilize their expertise to provide the best to the customers they serve. “We are constantly learning and striving to be better,” says Lucas. “We learn from each other and from the customer.”
Mike and Lucas are both proud to be able to call Bonners Ferry home and contribute to the community through Turner Plumbing. Being able to own their own business in the place they love has given them the opportunity to have a career that allows them to live and thrive in Bonners Ferry.
In addition, the business is a family affair, as Mike's son Ryker works on the Dirt crew, while Lucas' daughter Cassidy works as the company's office assistant.
As summer has arrived, don’t hesitate to give Turner Plumbing a call for all of your home maintenance and plumbing needs. And ... if you are looking to hire a team for a new construction excavation and septic, Turner Dirt has you covered.
510686 Hwy 95 North
Bonners Ferry, Idaho 83845