As part of a mission trip organized by the non-profit organization Waves of Love, Sarasota-based Specialized Plumbing Technologies (formerly Sleuth Plumbing Technologies) recently assembled a group of volunteers that spent four weeks in a small Nicaraguan village to help build five brick homes from the ground up, an outdoor kitchen, two outhouses and install a water filtration system providing clean water for the village residents. One of the volunteers was our very own, Tanner Heintz, son of Steve Heintz.
The mission was made possible through the combined efforts and contributions of Specialized Plumbing Technologies, its parent corporation Aquam Corp., and Waves of Love. Specialized Plumbing Technologies, which uses underground video inspections to fix sanitary drainage problems and has about 70 employees statewide, has a culture of giving back. In addition to volunteering locally, its employees have volunteered in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Mexico and Nicaragua. Aquam Corp., a global water infrastructure firm with a U.S. headquarters in San Diego, who acquired Specialized Plumbing Technologies last year, provided funding for the project. Waves of Love was founded by Michael and Paula Lindsey and is located in Sarasota. Its mission is to ensure everyone has life's basic needs: food, water, shelter, clothing, and education. For more information on Waves of Love, see the video below:
It’s great to see local organizations working to make positive changes in both our local community and around the world. The attorneys at Heintz & Becker are happy to be able to use their website and Facebook page to share this story with its readers. We hope it will inspire others to join in and help make a difference for people in need.
Source(s): The Bradenton Times, "Sarasota Company is Creating Positive Change in Nicaragua", posted May 21, 2016; Plumber Magazine, "Florida Plumbers Embark on Mission to Nicaragua", posted May 23, 2016; Business Observer, "Homes that really matter", posted June 3, 2016