Peter Honey was working as a baker when a friend of his visited one day and stood in front of him counting his holiday pay.
"I asked him what he did and he said he was a plumber," Mr Honey said.
"So the next week I found a job doing plumbing and I have never looked back."
Fast forward to today and Mr Honey is the director of Priority Plus Plumbing, a business with more than 20 staff which specialises in all facets of the plumbing trade, including maintenance, as well as projects in the commercial space.
"We first started Priority Plus Plumbing in a bedroom of our family home in Sylvania," Mr Honey said.
"We quickly outgrew that and renovated our garage to accommodate a couple of work desks with a PC and phones.
"We soon outgrew that too and moved to a factory unit in Kirrawee which expanded to the factory unit next door as well."
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Mr Honey said he attributed the company's success to some core values which bring strength to the business and ensure that his team deliver what they promise to their clients.
"Respect everyone and everything is one of our core values and that reflects all the way through the company from the team members through to the clients," he said.
"Another one is grow or die because as a company we encourage education and constant learning.
"That growth could be from learning or the business in general."
Team members are also encouraged to "go the extra mile" which Mr Honey believes is one of the main reasons why they see so many repeat customers.
"If there is work to be done or an email to go out - no matter what - we will all just dig in and get it done," he said.
Mr Honey said one aspect of the business that made him particularly proud was the after hours service they offer to strata and building manager clients.
"We have a team of tradesmen willing to answer the phone, no matter what time it is, and service all of Sydney wide," he said.
"We are very proud to offer this service to our clients and it's second to none.
"We also specialise in drainage and have a lot of solutions to save our customers time, money and frustration." You will find Priority Plus Plumbing at 7/429 The Boulevard, Kirrawee. For details you can phone 8999 5010 or 0411 188 308.