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 35 years and 3 grown children. Dennis loves construction, golfing, bike riding, and being outdoors.

Dennis has been with Approved Plumbing Co for 42 years

Larry - General Manager and Lead Estimator


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, walking, and spending time with his wife & 2 children.

Larry has been with Approved Plumbing Co for 20 years

Sharon - Office Manager


Sharon is the office manager at Approved Plumbing Co.  She is an avid walker and has completed 2 marathons, and numerous half marathons.  Sharon is working on completing a triathlon in the near future!  Sharon enjoys gardening, being outdoors, traveling to visit her son in Texas, and playing with her dog Oscar.

Sharon has been with Approved Plumbing Co for 20 years

Mike R - Plumber


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 helping people and likes to spend time with his two sons.  He loves fishing and other outdoor activities.

Mike R has been with Approved Plumbing Co for 26 years

Carl - Plumber


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. He is also our lead tankless water heater technician.  Carl enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.

Carl has been with Approved Plumbing Co for 13 years

John - Helper


John is a laborer/helper for Approved Plumbing Co.. John is married to wife Kitty for 26 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 a former United States Marine.

John has been with Approved Plumbing Co for 4 years

Jeff - Helper


Jeff has been working with Approved Plumbing since 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 9 years

Mike M - Plumber


Mike is married with two children, 2 boys.  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 the workplace.

Mike M has been with Approved Plumbing Co for 2 years

Russ - Technician


Russ has been in the construction trade for over 20 years.  Russ started out at a lumber yard and eventually ran his own small remodeling company.  He has been married for 22 years and has 2 children.  Russ enjoy family dinners, spending time with the family, the outdoors, and sports.

Russ has been with Approved Plumbing Co for 1 years

Luke -


Luke is the newest addition to the Approved Plumbing family.  Luke enjoys overcoming the challenges plumbing brings every day.  When at home, Luke likes to relax with his wife and son.  He also enjoys going to the gym.

Luke has been with Approved Plumbing Co for 1 years

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