Nevada plumber’s day off with family turns into an emergency situation. With family in town over the Thanksgiving holiday, Duke Gutierrez, owner of Duke’s Plumbing, Heating & Air in Gardnerville, Nevada, headed to a salon with his wife, Margie, a cousin and her three daughters. With the ladies in back enjoying a pedicure, Gutierrez sat in the waiting area, enjoying …
Entrepreneur establishes high-end operation with comprehensive customer service in the Lake Tahoe region.
Duke Gutierrez wanted to build a company that would seldom face a slow season, offered clients an extraordinary array of benefits and provided access to a high-end clientele. The resorts and communities around Lake Tahoe provided the perfect location.
Based in the Carson Valley in the Town of Gardnerville, Nevada, his company, Duke’s Plumbing, Heating & Air, is a short hop from the lake and ski slopes. The small cities he serves, including the state capital Carson City, with a population of 54,000, are growing substantially due to new arrivals from California and other areas.
Gutierrez, who is licensed in both California and Nevada, got his start in plumbing in 1993 working for a family-owned firm in Southern California. The company relocated him to the Lake Tahoe region in 1996.