David Specht, President
As President of The Waterworks, David Specht oversees The Waterworks family of companies including, The Waterworks Columbus and Dayton offices as well as A-Atherton Plumbing in Kettering, Ohio.
Mr. Specht is responsible for the company’s employee, customer, and shareholder relations.
He provides a valuable service that exceeds customer expectation, and his direction helps to retain profitable growth of the company. Mr. Specht’s additional responsibilities include increasing service offerings and keeping abreast of the latest technologies. More importantly, Mr. Specht strives to ensure that employees have a stable, safe, and growing work environment.
As a result of Mr. Specht’s leadership, The Waterworks has been singled out as a Midwest leader in the plumbing, sewer and drain cleaning industry. The Waterworks was recognized by Better Business Bureau of Central Ohio as a 2005 Business Integrity Award finalists,Inc.magazine,Angie’s Listmagazine and byConsumers Choiceas one of the most ethical, quality driven companies of its type within the national arena.
Mr. Specht joined The Waterworks in October 1998. From 1998 to 2001 he served as vice president of operations and became president in November 2001. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Mr. Specht grew up in a family plumbing business and eventually attended trade school. He currently holds a State of Ohio Contractor Certificate as a Master Plumber. Mr. Specht has held a number of industry related positions for a variety of companies, territory manager for Kohler Plumbing Company and sales and marketing manager for Carr Supply Inc.
Mr. Specht graduated from La Salle High school in Cincinnati and received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in organizational management from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Mr. Specht currently serves as a board member for the Better Business Bureau of Central Ohio and the Central Ohio Air Conditioning Contractors Association (ACCA). He is involved with the Charity Newsies, Team FOCUS and has been involved in the supporting activities of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Laps for Life.
Mr. Specht and his wife, Susan, have been married for over 30 years. They have two children, Ashley, and Tyler. They currently reside in Powell, Ohio.
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