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With over 35 years of plumbing experience to his name, Brian is our Master Plumber who possesses a sound problem solving ability and who takes challenges in his stride.  He loves to share his vast plumbing knowledge with his developing team of expert plumbers and thrives on reaching quality solutions in a cost-efficient way for the customer.

He is a proud father of two daughters, Laura and Katie, and is happily married to his wife of over 20 years, Janet.  Together they make a dynamic duo who are extremely proud of their family run business, growing plumbing team and loyal customer base.   As a boss Brian is not afraid to get his hands dirty, if need be.  When demonstrating a strong work ethic to his plumbers, he certainly leads the way!

# Favourite TV show / movie / food
Anything Australian / ‘Shane’ (1957 Western) / Thai food

# Favourite sport / sporting club / sporting moment
2017, Richmond Grand Final, with my parents

# Favourite thing about plumbing – why do you like it?
Variety

# What do you like the most about working with Doherty Plumbing Solutions?
Together, my wife and I have had great success in delivering honest and reliable plumbing services to our loyal customers. With my vast experience, I now enjoy sharing the knowledge with my awesome team.

# Funniest experience on a plumbing job?
Clearing a sewer blockage at a drive, and being called “Kenny”.

# Who has the best hairstyle among the DPS crew?
I do!

# Who has the best sense of humour among the DPS crew?
Tim/James

# Most difficult plumbing job you’ve undertaken while working with DPS?
Too many to mention

# What are your pet hates?
Clearing grease trap blockages

# Best plumbing advice you’ve received?
Don’t stop thinking!

# What are your hobbies?
Fishing/camping

# If you weren’t a professional plumber, what would you be?
Farmer

# What’s your perfect holiday destination, and why?
Caravanning anywhere in Victoria

Before starting their family business, Janet had a successful career in nursing for nearly 20 years.  She attributes her great communication skills to her nursing experience and knowing how to ask questions. 

Janet has no doubt her nursing and motherhood years also lead to her having fantastic organisational skills.  Brian will confirm that it didn’t matter how awesome a plumber he was, to be successful in business, we needed clear communication and organisational skills.   Janet’s attention to detail, customer focus and determination has this family business in a prime position to continue growing under Brian’s plumbing brilliance.   

# Favourite TV show / movie / food
‘Australian Story’, as I love to learn about other people’s inspirational stories / ‘The Man From Snowy River’ / Thai food

# Favourite sport / sporting club / sporting moment
Tigers Premiership (2017)

# Favourite thing about plumbing – why do you like it?
Great variety in jobs. Satisfying to assist customers in solving their plumbing issues.

# What do you like the most about working with Doherty Plumbing Solutions?
Managing a growing family-based plumbing business with your soulmate can be challenging at times, but together we have achieved great success. We are very proud of our loyal customer base and our wonderful DPS team.

# Who has the best hairstyle among the DPS crew?
Tim, who can wear his hair long & curly or short & sharp.

# Who has the best sense of humour among the DPS crew?
James in the office / Tim out in the field

# What are your pet hates?
Finding empty bottles or containers in the fridge

# Best plumbing advice you’ve received from Brian?
Always provide great service and keep detailed records

# One thing we don’t know about you, outside of plumbing?
Prior to running our business, I had a successful nursing career for nearly 20 years.

# What are your hobbies?
Gardening, walking the dog, cooking, and spending time with our beautiful daughters

# Alternative profession?
Party planner or cake decorator

# What’s your perfect holiday destination, and why?
A family holiday in our caravan, sharing fun times with close friends and family, at any beach or forest location in our amazing country.

George is a valued and highly regarded member of our DPS team.  He is loyal and hardworking, dedicated to getting results for our customers.  His assessment skills are strong as is his willingness to go that extra mile when needed.  He is a firm favourite plumber of choice for many of our DPS customers.

# Favourite TV show / movie / food
‘Game of Thrones’ / ‘Office Space’; ‘Terminator 2’ / Mexican food

# Favourite sport / sporting moment
Cycling / Represented Victoria at the 2007 Sydney Junior Track Nationals

# Favourite thing about plumbing – why do you like it?
Everyday is something different from the last. Plenty of challenges.

# What do you like the most about working with Doherty Plumbing Solutions?
Close family-like workplace

# Funniest experience on a plumbing job?
Carpark blocked sewer, seeing Brian opening a screw-on cap, moments later Brian and carpark covered.

# Who has the best hairstyle among the DPS crew?
Tim’s afro and beard

# Who has the best sense of humour among the DPS crew?
Tim

# Most difficult plumbing job you’ve undertaken while working with DPS?
Installation of a 500kg freestanding marble bath

# What are your pet hates?
Mud or silicone getting everywhere

# Best plumbing advice you’ve received from Brian?
If whatever you try doesn’t work, try something else.

# One thing we don’t know about you, outside of plumbing?
Big fan of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin.

# What are your hobbies?
Many renovations to our house / Car and motorcycle racing

# If you weren’t a professional plumber, what would you be?
Mechanic / Greenskeeper

# What’s your perfect holiday destination, and why?
Anywhere relaxing with my amazing wife.

Tim’s growth as an experienced DPS plumber has been both exciting and enjoyable.  His fun loving and warm nature is endearing and Tim is often a plumber of choice for many of our DPS customers.  Tim has a positive “can do” attitude which is an essential ingredient to our team’s success.

# Favourite TV show / movie / food
‘Yellow Stone’ / ‘Back To The Future’ / pork roll

# Favourite sporting club
AFL Essendon

# Favourite thing about plumbing – why do you like it?
Problem solving

# What do you like the most about working with Doherty Plumbing Solutions?
Every day is different.

# Who has the best hairstyle among the DPS crew?
Angus

# Who has the best sense of humour among the DPS crew?
Rusty (the Doherty’s dog)

# Most difficult plumbing job you’ve undertaken while working with DPS?
Chasing Rusty down the road, trying to lock him in the gate

# Best plumbing advice you’ve received from Brian?
He has taught me everything I know.

# One thing we don’t know about you, outside of plumbing?
I like to cook.

# What are your hobbies?
4WD / fishing / camping

# If you weren’t a professional plumber, what would you be?
Sparky

# What’s your perfect holiday destination, and why?
Somewhere new I like to explore.

Originally from New Zealand, James is the newest member to join the DPS team.  His mature age, calm and inquisitive nature make him a great blend within our team.  Plumber James brings a pleasant and positive attitude, is a dedicated and hard worker showing a great willingness to support the team. 

Favourite: TV show/movie/food?

Filipino food my partner cooks, barbecue meat, fresh fish and seafood.

I enjoy Korean tv shows at present, but enjoy anything with lots of action and fight scenes. 

My partner will tell you I cry during sad movies but don’t believe her. She lies.

Favourite Sport?

Bodyboarding – think horizontal surfing. Also known as boogie boarding, sponging, (esky) lidding and the more fun version of surfing. 

Fav thing about plumbing?

I enjoy solving problems and helping people. Plumbing is very diverse which keeps it interesting. It’s also an integral role in society which helps keep people happy and healthy!

What do you like most about working at dps?

The team at DPS is a very supportive one. We all work together to get the job done and leave our clients happy.

If we come across challenges on the job, help is always available to overcome them in an efficient and constructive way.

Funniest experience on a plumbing job?

Modifying a client’s sewer drain and getting an unpleasant surprise. Seems someone forget to inform them not to flush the toilet while work was undertaken. 

Best hairstyle at dps?

Brian’s shock of white hair. Leave the electrical work to the sparkies’, boss. Angus the apprentice is a very close second.

Best sense of humor?

Tim always brings the banter while being approachable and offering sound advice.

Most difficult job while working at dps?

Digging a deep hole by hand in muddy wet ground to cap off a sewer point. 

Ground water kept entering the hole,

and we couldn’t bail the water out fast enough to find the connection.

 I got covered in mud head to toe.

 Needless to say we got there in the end with perseverance and a few choice words. All in a day’s work at DPS where we get the job done!

Pet hates?

I love pets 😉 I have a dog and a cat.

Best plumbing advice received from Brian?

Identify the problem. Access the area. Assess the situation. Find a solution. 

 We want to leave happy clients with long lasting solutions to their plumbing needs.

One thing about me outside of plumbing?

I enjoy the outdoors and being away from civilisation.  It helps press reset on the daily demands of life.

Hobbies?

I’m an avid fisherman. I love hiking and taking the path less travelled.

If not a plumber what?

Either a Neurosurgeon or the person who cleans the neurosurgeons toilet.

I’m not fussy. If I’m working I’m happy.

Perfect holiday destination?

Anywhere with clear water and mountain streams to explore.

Wherever the fish are biting and the beers are cold.

Often the first person our customers speak with is James who manages our busy DPS schedule, emails and phone calls.  It is a task he takes seriously and always strives to do well.  Clear communication skills are vital and James is dedicated to ensuring our business administration is both productive and smooth.  On hectic days when plumbing jobs become more complicated than anticipated, James has a calm nature and we can always depend on him to steady the ship.

# Favourite TV show / movie / food
‘Breaking Bad’ / ‘Gladiator’ / spaghetti and meatballs

# Favourite sport / sporting club / sporting moment
Cricket / Hawthorn (AFL) / 1999 World Cup semi-final – Australia v South Africa

# Favourite thing about plumbing – why do you like it?
It’s essential. Normally urgent. So, I enjoy assisting our customers and getting their jobs done.

# What do you like the most about working with Doherty Plumbing Solutions?
Great staff. Everyone’s very supportive and great to get along with.

# Who has the best hairstyle among the DPS crew?
George

# Who has the best sense of humour among the DPS crew?
Tim

# Best plumbing advice you’ve received from Brian?
He has a wealth of knowledge with plumbing. All great advice.

# One thing we don’t know about you, outside of plumbing?
Look up YouTube and you’ll see that I am an AFL footy impersonator as well.

# What are your hobbies?
Playing indoor cricket; also, very big into my sport statistics

# Alternative career?
Probably an actor or a sports commentator, given I do impersonations and enjoy sport as well.

# What’s your perfect holiday destination, and why?
Hawaii – went there for my honeymoon and have wanted to return there ever since. Amazing place with amazing beaches.

George is our Master Plumber apprentice who is an enthusiastic learner and demonstrates a willingness to work hard and help the team.  He is pleasant and responsive to customers needs and we look forward to him becoming a fully fledged DPS plumber soon.

# Favourite food
Prawns dipped in olive oil, lemon and pepper

# Favourite sport / sporting club / sporting moment
AFL footy / Hawthorn / when the Hawks won the Grand Final

# Favourite thing about plumbing – why do you like it?
I love all the variety and that any job can have different challenges.

# What do you like the most about working with Doherty Plumbing Solutions?
I love the fact that everyone takes the time and patience to teach me what I need to know, and always keen on explaining things.

# Funniest experience on a plumbing job?
Getting stuck in mud

# Who has the best hairstyle among the DPS crew?
Brian

# Who has the best sense of humour among the DPS crew?
Tim

# Most difficult plumbing job you’ve undertaken while working with DPS?
Working under houses in tight areas on uncomfortable ground

# What are your pet hates?
Client watching you work and telling me how to do my job

# Best plumbing advice you’ve received from Brian?
Always be organised, keep work areas tidy and have a work system

# One thing we don’t know about you, outside of plumbing?
Used to have 30 fish tanks at once

# What are your hobbies?
Hunting, camping, fishing, 4X4

# What’s your perfect holiday destination, and why?
Amazon, because there is so much wildlife, and you don’t know what you could come across.

Angus has commenced his plumbing apprenticeship with Doherty Plumbing Solutions and is showing a mature focus to his learning and great commitment to doing the best he can. He loves working with the senior plumbers and we look forward to developing Angus into the best plumber he can be.

# Favourite TV show / food
‘Stranger Things’ with popcorn

# Favourite sport
Basketball

# Favourite thing about plumbing – why do you like it?
The variety of the jobs.

# What do you like the most about working with Doherty Plumbing Solutions?
Friendly and great workers

# Funniest experience on a plumbing job?
Brian dropping his screws everywhere.

# Who has the best hairstyle among the DPS crew?
Me for sure!

# Who has the best sense of humour among the DPS crew?
Tim

# Most difficult plumbing job you’ve undertaken while working with DPS?
Digging hard rock

# What are your pet hates?
Spiders

# Best plumbing advice you’ve received from Brian?
Work fast, but get job done properly

# One thing we don’t know about you, outside of plumbing?
Love going out with friends

# What are your hobbies?
Basketball, collecting Lego

# If you weren’t a professional plumber, what would you be?
Another trade

# What’s your perfect holiday destination, and why?
Queensland, Gold Coast, because of the beaches and the nice weather.

Our niece, Jess came aboard to assist us with polishing our administrative data entry and also launched our social media campaigns.  We have loved working with Jess who is a wonderful human and her skills include having a great attention to detail and an enthusiastic attitude.  Jess is an attentive listener and is always fully engaged to the task at hand. 

# Favourite TV show / movie / food
‘The Office’; ‘Kathy and Kim’ / ‘The Castle’ / dumplings

# Favourite sporting club
St. Kilda

# What do you like the most about working with Doherty Plumbing Solutions?
I get to work with my family.

# Who has the best hairstyle among the DPS crew?
Brian

# Who has the best sense of humour among the DPS crew?
Me

# What are your pet hates?
Messy house

# One thing we don’t know about you, outside of plumbing?
I can tap dance

# What are your hobbies?
Reading, gym, going to live music

# Alternative career?
Chef

# What’s your perfect holiday destination, and why?
Camping somewhere with good walking tracks

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    Absolute pleasure to deal with. They installed our new toilets with care. They removed and disposed of the old as well as leaving the bathrooms clean. They also returned a few days later to check their work and if we were happy with them. Very happy to refer them to others.
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    Chiara Weller
    7/20/2023
    The serviceman, George, was friendly and did an excellent job of repair on the pipes. I would highly recommend him and the company. Thanks. Mark
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    Mark Hanns
    6/20/2023
    We have been using Doherty’s Plumbing for a number of years now and they are always on time, professional and very thorough. We are extremely pleased with all the work they have done for us. I would highly recommend them for any and all plumbing work you require.
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    5/20/2023
    For reliable plumbing services, call 03 9877 5775 or 0417 577 432