An Interview with the Owner: Get to Know Mike Kobella
All those who have met Mike, owner and operator of Kobella Plumbing Heating Cooling, will tell you he’s a real pleasure to work with – from the moment he first introduces himself at your door to the handshake after a job is finished.
However, we understand the challenges of finding the right company to welcome into your home for a plumbing, heating or cooling project, so we’ve put together a brief introduction to help you better understand who you’ll be working with.
Q: What first inspired you to start Kobella Plumbing Heating Cooling?
I was ready to operate a business focused on providing best-in-class service. And, not one of those business that markets best-in-class service but then falls short; a business that truly delivers on the promise. I also wanted to build an energetic team of the finest technicians who share my passion for excellence and integrity.
Q: When growing your team, what’s the number one personality trait you look for in a new employee?
It’s a tie between positive attitude and integrity.
Q: What do you enjoy most about working in this industry?
Meeting new people and forming lasting relationships. I really enjoy helping people to solve their plumbing, heating and cooling problems.
Q: If you had to be stuck undertaking one service all day, what would it be?
I enjoy working with water treatment equipment and well pumps, helping customers to identify and solve quality issues with their well water. There are so many benefits to filtered water – healthier drinking, softer clothes, hair and skin, fewer stains around fixtures – and it’s a pleasure to be able to help homeowners achieve that.
Q: What’s one of your tasks that most people probably don’t know is part of a technician’s job?
We’ve found that some of the important services included in our Preventive Maintenance Plan – checking combustion and static pressure – aren’t part of routine checks for other companies. It’s important to us that all Kobella technicians are as thorough as possible.
Q: What’s the most surprising thing you’ve found in a customer’s pipes or duct vents?
We found a Cookie Monster toy in a sewer pipe. Our best guess, is that he was accidentally flushed down the toilet.
So, you’ve learned a little more about how the company came to be, what Mike enjoys most about the job, and what he looks for in a technician working by his side. But, now a little about the man himself.
Q: If you hadn’t pursued this career, what else do you think you might have become?
Hmm…probably a police officer. Albeit in a very different way, I’d still be helping people to solve problems.
Q: Do you root for any Cleveland sports teams?
Sadly, no. My busy schedule has not allowed for time to follow sports.
Q: Where would you like to travel the next time you’re able to get away from work for a whole week?
The Bahamas. That turquoise water is calling my name.
Q: What personal interest, hobbies, or passions do you wish you had more time for?
I’m always up for outdoor activities like hiking, hunting and fishing.
To learn more about the rest of the team working alongside Mike every day, visit our About page.
Why Choose Kobella Plumbing Heating Cooling?
We Proudly Offer Simply Great Service
- Licensed, bonded & insured business
- Background-checked technicians
- Financing options
- Veteran-owned & -operated by Michael Kobella
- Best-in-class workmanship
- Responsive & prompt technicians
- Customized solutions offered