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Business 11-6-08 Paul Wood Plumbing, Cottage Florist, Wilhelm AC
By Betty Morrow
Nov 6, 2008 - 9:33:18 AM

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Paul Wood Plumbing
By Julie Ball
Paul Wood is no rookie to plumbing. He has been in the business for over 20 years. He learned the trade from his father who owned and operated a plumbing business in Oklahoma. He moved to Tampa in 1988 and continued working as a service plumber. “I always dreamed of owning my own plumbing business. Marie and I talked and decided to make it ­happen,” says Wood.
His wife, Marie, in addition to working as a contract surety under­writer also handles finances, bookkeeping and advertising.  Last December Wood took on the State Plumbing Contractor Exam and passed. They opened for business officially on July 1, 2008.
Paul and Marie Wood

“We specialize in residential and commercial plumbing services, ­repairs, sewer and drain cleaning, repipes and certified backflows. We also do installation/replacement of faucets and fixtures, toilets and sinks, water heaters, water softeners and garbage disposals,” said Paul Wood. Marie adds, “A big advantage to hiring us is we don’t have high overhead expenses because the ­company is based out of our home. Therefore, we are able to pass on the savings to our customers.”
Paul Wood Plumbing, Inc. is a family owned and operated business in Ruskin, FL. They offer 24/7 emergency service throughout Hillsborough County. You can reach them for services or questions at (813) 641-1387 or online at

Cottage Florist and Gift shop to Hold Annual Open House

The Cottage Florist and Gift Shop will be having their annual open house the week of Nov. 10-15. The store has been transformed into a Christmas wonderland. The designers have spent the last few months creating a whole new look this year. There are specialty ­pieces available from the Katherines ­Collection at Silver Lake.  They hope that everyone will stop by to see the creations and preview all the newest floral designs presented by Teleflora and FTD. 

The shop will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day; and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Some of Santa’s favorite cookies will be served with fresh hot apple cider.
The Cottage is located at 10615 Riverview Dr., Riverview. Phone 672-9681.

 Michael Porter Conducts Refresher Course
Wilhelm Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. is committed to providing the highest quality in customer service and equipment to its customers.  As a part of the company’s ongoing employee training, Michael Porter, Technical Representative, Carrier Corporation of South West Florida conducted a refresher course on customer quality assurance.   Wilhelm has been in business in Ruskin since 1991.  For information on Wilhelm products and services 813-641-1811.

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