The ‘Balkan Difference’ Solved a Water Meter Installation Crisis

Water Main Service
July 10, 2017

by David Balkan

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A recent review by satisfied customer Roxana Vinueza demonstrates the ‘Balkan Difference’ – our “company-wide dedication to service and integrity in our dealing with our clients.” Ms. Vinueza’s problems started when she realized the need for a separate water meter, rather than one shared between two properties. Thus began her water meter installation crisis. She consulted architects and expediters and received nothing but confusion, delays, and bad news. She was told that the very expensive process would require permits and architectural blueprints.

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It was becoming depressingly common for her to pay a deposit only to find out there was “another issue” to deal with. It was difficult to even get anyone to return her calls. She began to despair of ever finding honest answers and help. As a last option, she did an internet search for “sewer and water company” and found Balkan. After reading some of our many positive reviews, she made the call. She met with Frank, who explained her options and patiently answered all of her questions. Her impression of Frank? An “amazing guy and very knowledgeable.”

A water meter installation that ends well

She was pleasantly surprised to find out that, because it was a preexisting building which already had running water, she did not need an architect, blueprints, or a bank full of money. Instead, separating her meter was a relatively simple project, done for a reasonable cost. In her review, Ms. Vinueza said: “All I have to say they are the BEST.. they made it happen!!! … I thank Joseph L. Balkan and their associates for such a wonderful job and for their honesty… I am so happy to get rid of such a headache so grateful to find you guys.”

All I have to say they are the BEST.. they made it happen!!! .. Splitting two properties water meters according to many architects and expediters was a mission, and they stated I needed new prints , permits etc ..and crazy $$$ . After they got a deposit they disappeared. Or another issue supposedly came into place. I was totally depressed that I couldn’t find anyone that can be honest, or return calls, or help me. I decided to “light up a candle and pray at night”.

When I woke up, I Googled “sewer and water company “. Then I saw “Balkan”, read their reviews and called. I met with Frank, an amazing guy and very knowledgeable. Frank advised me of all my different options that I had in order to accomplish my goal. The price was so cheap compared to all the crooks out there, “I didn’t need no new prints, no architect, like the rest have suggested, and taken my $$$ since it was a preexisting building with water running already… I thank Joseph L. Balkan and his associates for such a wonderful job, and for their honesty… I am so happy to get rid of such a headache, and so grateful to find you guys.

Trust the ‘Balkan Difference’

There is a good reason the Balkan Team just celebrated our 65th anniversary of being in business. We like to think it is that same ‘Balkan Difference’ that solved Roxana Vinueza’s water meter installation dilemma. Contact Joseph L. Balkan Inc. to experience it for yourself.

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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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