Ashton Wolfe is the president and majority shareholder his father, Todd Wolfe, remains as Vice President. Wolfe Plumbing, Inc. is a third generation family-owned and operated business with over 35 years experience in the industry.
The Wolfe family has been contracting in the north Puget sound area and I-5 corridor since the late 1950’s building custom homes, hotels, restaurants, taverns, bus lines maintenance facilities, home remodels, and additions. In 1975 when Art Land neighbor, friend, and plumber, owner of Art’s Plumbing was diagnosed with terminal cancer, Grandfather Fred Wolfe, Uncle Gale Wolfe, and Todd Wolfe decided to purchase Art’s Plumbing. The recession of 1980-1981, retirement of Fred, and other interests of Gale generated the purchase of Gale and Fred’s plumbing business by Todd in 1981.
Operating a contracting business in the shadow of the giants Boeing Co, Microsoft, and the U.S. Navy decision to develop Everett as a home port became very fortunate. Our area became one of the fastest growing markets in the USA.
In 1986 Gale returned from Alaska and once again partnered up with his brother Todd and Art’s Plumbing successfully grew and prospered through the late 80’s and early 90’s. The continuance of providing plumbing with integrity at a competitive price was paying off.
In 1997 Art’s Plumbing was sold. This allowed Todd and Ashton to form Wolfe Plumbing, Inc and continue to maintain a large part of the market share in what was fast becoming a booming economy.
The decision of Ashton and Todd in 2003 to buy out a 16 year old fire protection company from Seattle, Riverside Fire Protection, and pursue the emerging radiant hydronic heating market led to the formation of Wolfe Heat & Fire, Inc and the purchase of a 34,000 square ft concrete tilt up building in the Fryelands Industrial Park of Monroe, WA where they could operate both Wolfe Plumbing and Wolfe Heat & Fire and have room to grow.
By 2006 Ashton had completed purchasing Todd’s 50% ownership in Wolfe Heat & Fire, Inc and was now focused on pursuing the purchasing of Todd’s shares in Wolfe Plumbing, Inc. Ashton was also settling in to the management of both companies with a combined annual sales of $7 - $8 million dollars per year. By 2008 the market was tightening up and we were now in the beginning of another recession.
After 12 years of a successful partnership between Ashton and Todd, in January 2010 Ashton purchased Todd’s shares in Wolfe Plumbing, Inc.