Underground water and sewer is a difficult business to break into and even harder to stay in as the years pass. Regulations change, permit costs change, OSHA standards change, hiring environments change, supply prices change, etc. Companies must navigate each of these changes while maintaining the highest standards of safety as the work remains just as difficult through the years. There is simply no way to shortcut or completely automate the sewer repair process so it will always take trained people doing intricate work. These reasons make it quite difficult to stay in business for more than a few years. In fact, we have seen several companies come and go during our time in business.
We’ve been around since 1985. To give some context, when our CEO, Brian, started Apex, Ronald Reagan had just started his second term. Mikhail Gorbachev became the leader of the Soviet Union. The first steps toward ending the Cold War started to take place. In pop culture, songs from 1984 like George Michael’s “Careless Whisper” and Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” ruled the charts throughout the year along with hits like a-ha’s “Take On Me” and Tears for Fears’ “Everybody Wants to Rule the World.” Live Aid took place in July with several artists including the famous Queen set, often considered one of the greatest concert performances of all time. Back to the Future ruled the box office. In sports, Wayne Gretzky won his second Stanley Cup and Michael Jordan was named Rookie of the Year. The average cost of a new home was under $90k and average monthly rent was $375. What I wouldn’t give! In 1985, a gallon of gas cost $1.09. Coca-Cola made the terrible mistake of “New Coke” that lasted for 3 months before reintroducing what we now know as “Coca-Cola Classic.” The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) was released in North America in October. And finally, Calvin and Hobbes debuted in newspapers late in the year. (For more events of 1985, click here).
Needless to say, we’ve been around a while. In the last 35 years, the world has changed tremendously. However, other than our prices adjusting for inflation, we have remained consistent in our business, especially in offering impeccable customer service, being a turn-key solution, and providing the best value for your money in Denver. If you need a water line replacement or a sewer repair, make sure to call the experts who have done well over 10,000 repairs since 1985. Contact us today and let us show you why we’re the premier underground plumbing company in the Denver Metro area.