Minority Business Focus: Roy’s Plumbing

September 2, 2015


Founder Roy Nelson (left) of Roy’s Plumbing, LLC, is pictured with some of the minority-owned business’ staff, including, Tracy Tucker, Shiconni Nelson, Rickey Nelson (son and now co-owner with his sister Paula, not pictured) and Jameel Irving. Roy began the business in 1979 after doing his apprenticeship at night after he finished his shift at the now-closed A.O. Smith plant. The business, which began with one truck operating out of the family home, now employs eight persons and four trucks. The company also has branched out into heating and air conditioning repair since the two Nelson children purchased the business from their parents in 2005.