SARATOGA SPRINGS — B&B Plumbing and Heating celebrated a serious milestone on Thursday, marking 25 years of enterprise with a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce.

B&B is a locally-owned plumbing, heating, and cooling firm primarily based in Saratoga Springs. Co-owner B.J. Kozlowski emphasised the corporate’s native roots, saying it’s significant to be acknowledged by the neighborhood. 

“The entire begin of B&B was {that a} native firm might serve an area city,” mentioned Kozlowski. “I feel we’re doing that, and it’s being mirrored within the people who confirmed up in the present day.”

Saratoga Springs Commi-ssioner of Finance Minita Sangvhi was in attendance, together with Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce vice chairman of communications Richard Snyder, and representatives from the places of work of Senator Jim Tedisco and Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner.

Members of the Invoice Benton Basis had been additionally readily available. Benton was one of many founders of B&B, and handed away in 2021. The Invoice Benton Basis is a non-profit group based in his reminiscence to assist people within the trades with issues reminiscent of tuition, instruments, certifications, and licenses, in accordance with their web site.

Sangvhi spoke, introducing a proclamation from town declaring Could 18 to be ‘B&B Plumbing Day.’

“You’ve bought an outstanding crew, and also you guys have been doing unbelievable work,” mentioned Sanghvi. “That is actually the important thing of our neighborhood, the small companies, high quality service that retains our metropolis and our neighborhood working and buzzing alongside. So we respect all that you just guys do right here.”

B&B was based in 1998 by Sonny Bonacio and Benton. Kozlowski joined the corporate in 2012, and in the present day is a co-owner with Bonacio.

“This implies lots to me, lots to Sonny, lots to all of our staff,” mentioned Kozlowski. “We’ve strived actually laborious to get right here. … We’ve gone by some heartbreak previously few years, however our objective is to hold in robust, and I feel we’re doing that fairly nicely. This can be a massive milestone for us.”

Kozlowski mentioned he started working within the business at age 16, and his expertise since has “gone past what I might ever think about.”

“Becoming a member of a partnership with Sonny and Billy was simply an unbelievable alternative,” mentioned Kozlowski. “That is all I’ve ever performed, that is all I ever need to do. I like what I do on a regular basis. That’s what’s going to assist maintain us right here, I feel.”

B&B Plumbing is situated at 25 Station Avenue, Unit A in Saratoga Springs.

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