James Grandino, a 38 year old plumber in Sydney Eastern Suburbs found the $20,000 stashed under the floorboards of an old home in Sydney Eastern Suburbs and handed it into police at Sydney Surry Hills Police Station.
The house belongs to 78 year old widow living in the Sydney suburb of Coogee who has chosen to remain anonymous that has owned the home since the 1972. She explains that her husband never believed in banks and always hid money all over the home and when he had passed away she always did the same. The home has been left vacant for the past year after she moved into a retirement village, she thought she had taken all of it before moving out but must have forgotten about some of it.
The widow has praised James for his honesty and says he is a hero. She has also offered him an award for an undisclosed amount which he has respectfully declined. James says “To be honest, it’s a bit strange that everyone is praising me as a hero, my dad used to always teach me to never take what isn’t mine so keeping it honestly never even crossed my mind”.
It also looks like James runs his plumbing company with the same mentality, one of his customers which recently reviewed him online says “Very honest, great service and best price.
“I had another plumber quote me $2600 to replace my hot water tank which is only 6 years old. James came and explained I didn’t need a replacement as 6 years is not old for a gas hot water tank which he says should last at least 10 years if well maintained. He proceeded with a service and replaced a couple parts and it is now running perfectly. Literally saved me over $2000.“
James is the owner at Eastern Suburbs Plumbers Group, a plumbing company with a team of 8 Plumbers Eastern Suburbs which has been established for over 30 years and originally started by his father John Grandino. They offer a range of plumbing services including clearing blocked drains, leaking tap repair, hot water tank repair and more.
They recently announced a 24hr emergency plumber Eastern suburbs service and James says it has been going very well. He states “We’ve picked up a lot of new customers in the past month and the feedback has been great, I’ve always wanted to offer 24hr Emergency plumbing services but held back due to family commitments”.
James also states the way things are going, they will need to hire another fully licensed plumber to help out with the plumbing work soon. He has also recently taken on a new 1st year apprentice plumber to help him handle the increased customers.
There is no doubt that this latest news will help give his plumbing company even more exposure, increasing his workload even further.
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Company Name: Eastern Suburbs Plumbers Group
Contact Person: James Grandino
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Phone: (02) 8074 5313
Address:8/529 New South Head Rd
City: Double Bay
State: NSW 2028