Kevin Maston was working for another plumbing company and was constantly getting calls from his family, friends and acquaintances requesting plumbing work. Not comfortable working for an employer and doing side work, Maston started CK Mechanical at age 34 with $1,350 in his bank account.

He went door-to-door, introducing himself, and the business he was starting. He eventually reached out to contractors and met a homebuilder. Maston got into business with a homebuilder, and started building new homes within the first year he began his business.