I had the opportunity to sit down with David Ariano, the President of Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Electric in Lincolnshire, Illinois, a family-owned business operating on Chicago’s North Shore since 1928. David is a third-generation owner.

Since David joined the company in 1994, it has grown from 16 employees to 76. The company has also acquired several plumbing and HVAC companies as well as electric, creating a seamless experience for their customers.

Not only is his company a seven-time winner of Carrier Corp. President’s Award, received numerous recognition for Angie’s List Super Service Award and A+ rated by Better Business Bureau, David is a true champion of small business and shares his experience and knowledge with younger contractors as three-time past President of the Plumbing Contractors Association of Northern Illinois as well as current President of the Plumbing Council.

In today’s interview, David shares how Chicagoland homeowners are making their homes better and safer with smart home technology and some of the pitfalls and misconceptions they run into when these systems are put together using multiple manufactures in a DIY fashion.

About Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Electric

Founded in 1928, Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Electric, exists to provide high-value repair and remodeling services. We accomplish this by making it easy for our customers to do business with us, being competitively priced in our market, and providing licensed, trained technicians who communicate with the customer, are trustworthy and leave their worksite cleaner than when they started. Our services include installation and servicing of toilets, faucets, sinks, sump pumps, back-up pumps, furnaces, humidifiers, air purifiers, and air conditioning units. We also offer sewer/excavation repair and electrical services. More information is available at www.RaviniaPlumbing.com.

Markus Loving

Multi #1 Best Selling Author & National Speaker, Markus Loving is a long time entrepreneur and a host on Business Innovators Radio Show and contributing reporter for Business Innovators Magazine and Small Business Trendsetters where he covers leaders and trendsetters in Business as well as the founder of OnlineMarketDomination.com.