In 1993 Patti and her husband Joe Godwin packed their bags and left sunny Orange County, California to start up their leak detection business in Spokane, 20 years later, their business is thriving. To mark their anniversary they are participating in several trade shows and conferences, and this summer Patti Godwin is kayaking over 400 miles down the Columbia River through Washington.
“As a business owner, we are so proud to celebrate this milestone,” said Godwin, who now runs the day-to-day business operations, while Joe worked for 20 years in the field. “Our team provides a service that saves people money and helps protect water, this precious resource. Over the years, water stewardship has become a core principal of mine.”
The American Leak Detection franchise employs five, and has two service trucks that cover its vast service area. The team provides a variety of leak detection services for service lines, including pool and slab leak detection, sewer inspection and infrared leak detection. The techs use a variety of exclusive equipment and utilize cutting-edge technology to find leaks without causing damage to a customer’s property.
“We are glad to see our franchisees achieve milestones that are an ode to their accomplishments,” says Patrick DeSouza, President and CEO of American Leak Detection. “The Godwins were committed to creating their own success. Finding leaks isn’t just a job, Patti has been a remarkable example of a career filled with passion, their crew’s work has found and stopped countless water leaks and raised awareness.”
The Godwins provide leak detection services in homes, businesses and municipalities. They have built lasting relationships with plumbers, pool companies, and especially water purveyors to help build community awareness on water-use efficiency. The franchise serves an area serving over 1.5 million people in Spokane, Tri-Cities, Yakima, Moses Lake, Wenatchee, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and more.
Patti’s upcoming kayak journey down the Columbia River from the Canadian border to the Oregon border will take her through a most of their service area. Spot her this summer riding the rapids in her red kayak. To find out more about the trade shows that this American Leak Detection franchisee is involved with, visit www.pnws-awwa.org.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with a leak detection specialist, call 509-536-5166. For more information about ALD, visit www.americanleakdetection.com.