When you need quality rooter services from a plumbing company you can trust, choose Salinas & Sons Rooter in Oxnard, California.
Backed by more than 47 years of experience, our family-owned-and-operated company provides trustworthy, honest, clean, and courteous services. In the family for generations, our company provides excellent plumbing and rooter services. You can always count on Armando Sr., Armando Jr., and Alfonso Salinas to handle your plumbing needs. Contact us today to request an estimate.
Armando Salinas Sr. founded the drain cleaning and plumbing services company Salinas & Sons Rooter Service in Ventura County.
His life's work has been devoted to the success of the company. Salinas & Sons Rooter, a family-owned company, was established in 1977 by Mr. Salinas. His goal for the community was to serve with honesty, integrity, and quality service. The two Salinas sons, Alfonso and Armando Jr., worked alongside him. Together, the trio has served the community over the years.
Currently, Mr. Salinas is retired from the family business and lives with his lovely wife, Mary Salinas, in Oxnard, CA. The town in which they both grew up. Now enjoying retirement, Mr. Salinas’s legacy lives on in Alfonso and Armando Jr. Salinas. The sons continue to run the company with the same work ethics, knowledge, and honesty that their father instilled in them.
Armando and Mary Salinas during Armando's retirement dinner. They spent a weeks vacation in Hawaii.
Salinas Retires from Oxnard Housing Authority Position
Opening up your own business and becoming your own boss is a dream shared by many of us who work for someone else. And a decision to leave a $1300 a month job after nine years of seniority and security, to open up your own business is even harder. But that is exactly what Armando Salinas of Oxnard did after nine years as a general home repairman for the Oxnard Housing Authority.
Last month, Salinas was still helping Housing Authority tenants with their plumbing, electrical and screen repair problems. This month, Salinas owns and manages Salinas and Sons Rooter Service. But Armando Salinas was not just another city employee. Ask any of the housing tenants. He was a dedicated employee well-liked by most of the tenants.
Salinas, whose father, Lelo Salinas, worked for the city’s Refuge Department for 15 years, was one of the first Chicanos employed as a janitor and gardener by the Oxnard Housing Authority. Nine years later, he retired as a supervising foreman.
"You have to know the people personally," says Salinas, "The job was more than fixing things and charging the tenants. You have to use your heart when dealing with people."
Salinas has changed jobs, but his feelings about people have basically remained the same.
"I know how hard most people work for their money, so when I’m hired to do a job, I don’t want to take advantage of them."
Salinas says that he was told by other rooter servicemen that he had an advantage over them going into the business since he was one of a few bilingual persons doing this type of work. It is because of his bilingual skills and service why many people call on him, and Salinas does not want to take advantage of the fact.
He says that at times people call him up when they have a problem with their sink and are surprised when he asks them if they have tried a plunger. Many times this will take care of the problem, he says, and it doesn’t cost them anything. This is just being honest, says Salinas.
During his recent "retirement", he wanted to really enjoy his retirement, so friends and relatives gave him a retirement dinner with all the trimmings, including Mariachi.
"When the shop administrators retire, they have their dinners at the fancy restaurants, and when line staff retire, they usually have to have theirs during their lunch break", said Salinas, "so we had it in the evening with all my good friends."
After the dinner, Salinas and his wife, Mary, took off on a one-week vacation tour of Hawaii. They reside in Oxnard with their children – Caroline, 12, Alfonso, 10 and Armando Jr., 8.