At Approved Plumbing Company it is our philosophy to provide impressive customer service by being exceptionally prompt, courteous, clean, knowledgeable, reliable, and responsible.

  • We will constantly strive to be highly efficient and organized in all aspects of our business and to use only the very best in quality material and state of the art equipment.
  • Our employees will be highly trained individuals who take great pride in their work, command respect of their peers as well as be respectful of others.
  • We will pride ourselves in being honest, loyal, trustworthy, and true professionals as we try to maintain our goals as industry leaders in the service and repair field.

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The Approved Plumbing Family

Dennis - Owner and Master Plumber

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Dennis Schlekie is the president/owner of Approved Plumbing Co.. He is second generation, taking over the business from his father William in 1977. Dennis is current past-president of Ohio’s PHCC state association and past president of NEOMPHCC (local) and Cleveland’s Master Plumbers League. Dennis has a wife of 31 years and 3 grown children. Dennis loves construction, golfing, bike riding, and being outdoors.

Dennis has been with Approved Plumbing Co for 35 years

Larry - General Manager and Lead Estimator

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Larry Betlejewski is the general manager and lead estimator at Approved Plumbing Co. He is a Licensed Plumbing Contractor, D.O.T. Certified , Certified Backflow Tester, Certified Trac Pipe Installer, and Certified in Confined Space Entry. When Larry is at home, he enjoys golf, bike riding, and spending time with his family.

Larry has been with Approved Plumbing Co for 16 years

Sharon - Office Manager

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Sharon is the office manager at Approved Plumbing Co.  She is an avid walker and has completed 2 marathons, over 12 half marathons, as well as numerous 3, 5, and 10 mile races.  Sharon is working on completing a triathlon in the near future!  She has a new dog named Oscar.  Sharon enjoys gardening, being outdoors, and traveling to visit her son and daughter in Texas.

Sharon has been with Approved Plumbing Co for 18 years

Mike R - Plumber

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Mike R. is the field supervisor at Approved Plumbing Co., as well as a Licensed Plumber. Mike is D.O.T. Certified, Certified Backflow Tester, Certified Trac Pipe Installer, and Certified in Confined Space Entry. Mike enjoys time with his two sons, and loves fishing.

Mike R has been with Approved Plumbing Co for 24 years

Carl - Plumber

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Carl has completed the Associated Builders and Contractor four year Apprenticeship School, and is Certified in Confined Space Entry. During excavation, Carl operates the heavy equipment that we use. Carl enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.

Carl has been with Approved Plumbing Co for 7 years

Jim - Plumber

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Jim is originally from Parma, Ohio and has 21 years of experience in the plumbing industry. Jim is known for his work in carpentry, drywall, and all aspects of home construction. In his time off, Jim enjoys fishing and camping with his his two sons and dog.

Jim has been with Approved Plumbing Co for 5 years

Johnny - Plumber

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Johnny is originally from North Royalton and has completed the ABC Apprenticeship Program. While not at work, Johnny spends his time with his wife and 3 children. He enjoys sports and excels at basketball. What many don’t know is Johnny is also a musician, entertaining at weddings and parties.

Johnny has been with Approved Plumbing Co for 9 years

John - Helper

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John is a laborer/helper for Approved Plumbing Co.. John is married to wife Kitty for 25 years. John likes to golf in the summer, work in his yard and clean around the house. John is known for being extremely organized, neat, and hard working. What many people don’t know about John and we are proud to tell you is he is an ex United States Marine.

John has been with Approved Plumbing Co for 3 years

Bob - Office Staff

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Bob is retired and working part-time taking care of the shop, accepting deliveries, restocking shelves, answering the phone, as well as running out specialty parts to our techs. Bob enjoys gardening immensely, golf, and spending time with his grandchildren.

Bob has been with Approved Plumbing Co for 12 years

Jeff - Helper

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Jeff has been working with Approved Plumbing since he was in high school. He graduated from The University of Toledo in 2012 studying Professional Sales and Marketing. Jeff enjoys playing basketball, being outdoors, and helping people. He is also the founder of The LitterBugz, an organization that proactively picks up trash while educating the public on the effects of litter.

Jeff has been with Approved Plumbing Co for 5 years

Mike Miller - Plumber

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Mike Miller is the newest addition to the Approved Plumbing family.  Mike is married with 2 children, one boy & one girl. Mike enjoys being in the field, inspecting for leaks, and fitting into tight places to find problems. He is an avid football fan and coach.  Mike enjoys spending time with his two children.  What most people don’t know about Mike is he is also a professional chef. Mike brings light hearted humor to our workplace.

Mike Miller has been with Approved Plumbing Co for 1 years

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