Starks Plumbing Heating & Electrical was not always known by this name. Nick started out as a sheet metal mechanic. It was first known as “Stark Sheet Metal” and in the early 60’s, he expanded his business to include plumbing. These 2 trades seemed to compliment each other quite well and in 1991 we added electrical, refrigeration in 1996, and deep utilities in 1999.
During the years in Medicine Hat, Starks Plumbing has sustained several major changes to its operation. In 1967, when Starks Plumbing first opened their business in the Medicine Hat area it shared a small space with Ted’s Auto Body on South Railway St.
A few years later it relocated a few doors down into the old Air Cooled Engines Building, with approx. 3000 sq. ft of shop and office space. In 1994, Starks Plumbing once again relocated to the South West Light Industrial Area and completely renovated the old Co-op Service centre building, which currently encompasses 12,000 sq. ft. In 2000 this space was expanded further to 16,000 sq. ft. and in 2004 a new 15,000 sq. ft. building was erected in Redcliff to house the deep utility division only as space was at a premium on 14th Street.
In 1980 Nick’s son Albert joined Starks Plumbing & Heating where he became Nick’s partner in 1985. Shortly after Nick passed away in 1997 his youngest son Warren joined the firm as a full time engineer and would become Albert’s partner. Currently Albert manages the company business and Warren concentrates on designing and tendering projects.
In 1956 Nick Stark started out his one man operation, after borrowing money from his mother to purchase sheet metal equipment. Currently, Starks Plumbing & Heating employs as many as 85 people and has over 70 units to service the public.
Starks Plumbing & Heating has proudly maintained a very responsible financial position. It is important to us to keep our accounts very current and we strive to make sure that our suppliers and subcontractors are well looked after.