Let’s talk about how it all started. 20 years ago, Dave and Michelle Sodano moved to South Carolina with the dream of opening their own plumbing company. For years, Dave had been a master plumber in Boston, and now they were able to officially open DS PLUMBING.
Over the years, our community learned that the DS team stood for outstanding service, respect, honesty, and integrity. And because of that, the team began to grow. As it did, Dave became friends with Gerry Voorhees who as a consultant helped develop the business and leadership strategy.
In 2012, having a solid relationship founded in faith and common beliefs, Dave extended the offer to Gerry to become official business partners. And the rest, as they say, is history!
Following the partnership, Dave and Gerry refreshed the business brand including our name (from DS to Dependable Service.) The goal was to make a promise to our community and DEPENDABLE SERVICE did just that. At this time, we added our HVAC division and introduced our friendly mascot “John”.
In 2022, Dave was led to answer the call to further his work in Ministry and transition from ownership of the company into our Training Manager. In this role, he is able to focus on his ministry and pour his years of knowledge into our apprenticeship program and the young men and women aspiring to become better people and skilled technicians.
Gerry is now the principal Shepard of the business and focuses on growing and developing our team to better serve each other, our clients, and community each day.
At Dependable Service, we believe God has a purpose for everyone and it is our responsibility to love and serve ALL people. This philosophy grew into our mission statement to, “We choose to 𝙨𝙚𝙧𝙫𝙚 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙨𝙚 𝙥𝙡𝙖𝙘𝙚𝙙 𝙤𝙣 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙥𝙖𝙩𝙝 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙝𝙤𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙮, 𝙝𝙪𝙢𝙞𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙮, 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙥𝙖𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣.”