Master plumber Noah Klein is no stranger to life’s challenges. When his father was injured on a job, he took over running his owner-operator plumbing business at age 16, and then again at 18 when his father spent a summer working on his aunt’s house in California. He started his own business — Southfield, Michigan-based Royal Plumbing — in 2005 at 23 years old.
In the last 15 years, his company has grown to eight employees, six of them full-time field technicians. Unlike some companies during the coronavirus pandemic, Royal Plumbing — deemed an essential service by the federal government and the state of Michigan — has been servicing clients who tested positive for COVID-19.