Founded in 1985, Keep Smiling Plumbing has been a plumbing industry leader for more than 3 decades. We pride ourselves on quality workmanship, provided by a friendly, licensed, plumbing professional, delivered on time, at a fair price. Our principles have always been customer focused and our thousands of positive online reviews demonstrate this commitment.
We are equipped to handle every residential and light commercial plumbing situation. Our team of professionals are pre-scheduled from the office to guarantee convenient appointment times and a phone call when we are headed to your home. Your plumbing professionals are uniformed and arrive in a well-marked company vehicle. Our team members are prescreened, drug tested and highly trained to ensure your experience is fast, effective and affordable. We look forward to earning your business.
Founder’s Story… Carl Keiser
I’ve been in the plumbing business most of my life. These many years have brought joy and our fair share of challenge. We built a life and a plumbing business. I’m very proud of what has been accomplished. I’d like to share the history of Keep Smiling Plumbing and welcome you into what I know will be a bright future for this business. I started plumbing in 1971 while living in Pennsylvania. After 5 years in the industry, I earned my master plumbers license and knew I wanted to do more. After much consideration, I decided to start my own business. On April 1 st of 1977, I took the risk and opened the doors to our first plumbing business. In the following few years, our little business grew well but our family faced many challenges. Unfortunately, during the same period, I lost both of my parents. After their passing, my very large family decided to relocate to the Atlanta area. My wife’s relatives were from Atlanta and suggested Gwinnett County would be a good place to start a plumbing business. It wasn’t long before we packed up our lives, closed our first plumbing business and moved to Georgia.
Keep Smiling Plumbing was born in July of 1985. I chose the name to honor my dad who was a chiropractor and ran a health center called Keep Smiling Health Center. He was a man ahead of his time. He truly believed that people did not smile enough in life. He always said, “You have to keep smiling through tough times”. He was a good man and mentor.
The early days of our little business were tough. In Pennsylvania, everyone knew us- it was a small town. In our new community, no one knew us. We had to prove ourselves through hard work, prompt service, knowledge, and value for our customer’s money. We were featured in a local newspaper running stories on small mom-and-pop businesses. The article did great things for us. Suddenly our hard work started to pay off. Over the coming years, our business grew, and we established a good name for ourselves. In the year 2000, our son and daughter joined Keep Smiling Plumbing. They worked well in the family business and eventually acquired their master plumber license. During these years, we really became a family business. However, as time went on, our children decided to pursue careers in other areas.
Although disappointed, I was and am very proud of my children and supported their decision. After 41 years of self-employment, 47 years of plumbing and tired bones, I decided to sell my business and retire. It was a very hard decision to make. I loved what I was doing but someone younger with new ideas and fresh drive was needed. It was time for another chapter in my life and in the life of Keep Smiling Plumbing. As luck would have it, I was put in touch with a local businessman, Mr. Corey Arnold. When I met Corey, I knew he had the energy, experience and values I was looking for to carry on the Keep Smiling Plumbing tradition. His vision and new ideas for the business were what I was searching for! Given his years of prior business success, I felt confident in a retirement that would allow my business to prosper.
So, with pride in a job well done, a heavy heart for moving on, and a hope in the next generation, I wish Corey and his team all the best. They will do a great job for many more years to come. Good luck young man and thanks for taking care of my customers.
The Next Generation… Corey Arnold
I am a married father of 2 young daughters and reside in my hometown of Monroe, Ga. I’m a proud graduate of the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business (Class of 2001) and spent a few years in the Red Coat Marching Band. After graduation I began working for my family’s business, Peachtree Pest Control. Over the next decade I worked through every role in the business and learned much about the home service industry. In 2011 I was fortunate enough to purchase the business from my father, Steve Arnold. Since that time the business has grown substantially, and my team professionals have expanded. During the subsequent years I’ve founded additional businesses; Legacy Brand Management LLC, Georgia Boy Properties LLC, and Georgia Insulation LLC. These organizations provided needed services for our customers, provide jobs and opportunities for our team members, and support our communities through charitable organizations.
I’ve spent my life in the home service industries. I understand what it means to care for our customers, to meet and exceed their expectations for service, how to attract and retain top talent in these respective industries, and to cultivate success every day through a culture of support and achievement. My dedication to service match perfectly with those established by Carl Keiser and Keep Smiling Plumbing. I am excited to have the opportunity to shepherd such a
wonderful business into the future! I do hope you’ll choose Keep Smiling Plumbing as your preferred plumbing provider! I look forward to earning your business for many years to come!
For a quarter of a century, we have been providing Gwinnett County with excellent plumbing and repair services, all thanks to our amazing team. At Keep Smiling Plumbing, we strive to hire the best of the best. Our employees love what they do and are passionate about the customers we serve. Because we are a family-owned, local plumbing company, we are able to provide a friendly and fun work environment unlike any other. We are always searching for awesome plumbers who are dedicated to outstanding customer service and thorough work. If you would like to join our team and you are driven, hardworking, and courteous, please contact us. We would love to hear from you and look forward to you becoming part of our close-knit and energetic team. So instead of typing into your smartphone, “find a plumber near me”, just remember the name, “Keep Smiling Plumbing!”