Balkan Sewer And Water Main Service Celebrates It’s 60th Birthday In NYC

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January 11, 2012

by David Balkan

Happy Birthday Cake

The NYC sewer and water main business is highly competitive and a tough industry to succeed in. Performing sewer repair and water main repair work is highly demanding with many companies coming, going, or changing names. So when Joseph L. Balkan Inc. reached our 60th year of operation in 2012, we thought it was a really big deal.

Happy Birthday Cake
Aerial View Of Balkan Birthday Cake

Balkan Sewer And Water Main pulled out all the stops to celebrate it’s 60th birthday including using some of it’s specialty equipment to help get the job done. Utilizing a patented cake roof support system, specialty mixer, and cake hoisting truck, a 2,500 pound birthday cake was made and hoisted onto the roof of the building. No small task – but our team can handle almost any specialty job. Thanks to great relations with it’s vendors a specialty cake mix was utilized that is weather resistant, long-lasting, and delicious as well.

Cement Mixer
Specialty Mixer
Birthday Cake
Balkan Cake Being Hoisted Onto Roof

Balkan Sewer And Water Main was assisted in preparing for the celebration by it’s entire staff – It’s not every day that you turn 60. An actual 1/16 scale model of the roof cake was shared and enjoyed by all.

60th Birthday
Candles Are Installed And Lit
Office Party
1/16 Scale Model Of Birthday Cake

But seriously……………………………..

Sewer And WaterJoe Balkan founded Joseph L. Balkan Inc. in 1952 and started out in East New York with about $900.00 of capital and tremendous determination. Little did he know that by sticking to his word and performing high quality sewer repair and water main repair work his name would be renowned in the NYC sewer and water main industry 60 years later. His sons Paul and David carry on Joe’s principals of service, quality, and integrity in all sewer and water main work they perform to this very day.

From a small storefront to a 48,000 square foot facility, from two crews to over a dozen sewer repair and water main repair crews, Balkan is the premier sewer and water main contractor in NYC. Our 60th year of continuous operation under the same trusted family name proves it.

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Balkan Sewer And Water Main Circa 1952
Richmond Hill, Queens
Main Offices 2012
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David Balkan

David Balkan is the CEO of Balkan Sewer And Water Main, the largest and most trusted service in New York City. David is extremely active in various NYC plumber organizations being the Chairman of the Subsurface Committee in the Master Plumbers Council, and Vice President of the Subsurface Plumbers Association. In addition David’s expertise is respected by officials of New York City agencies such as the NYC DEP, NYC DOB, and the NYC DOT. He frequently provides valuable input on a variety of industry related matters.

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