Dixie Plumbing Service, Inc. was incorporated on May 26, 1971 by its owner and president, Albert C. Korelishn. We are currently serving the South Florida region from north of Palm Beach County to Broward and Dade Counties. We specialize in commercial warehouses, car dealerships, restaurants, and homes. Our gross sales include approximately 97% in commercial and residential new construction and remodeling. Service calls make up our other 3% of sales. Our organization consists of twenty employees with two plumbers dedicated for repair and service. Many of our plumbers have been employed with us since the benchmark of our corporation.
own and operate all of our vehicles and equipments including: a Case
580 Tractor, an IHI Midsize Track-Hoe, two smaller excavators, and 3
high lifts. All of our
vehicles and equipment are maintained on a regular basis.
We are fully licensed and insured.
About the owner
Korelishn was born on August 27, 1937 in Pelham, New Hampshire.
He graduated from Methuen
High School, Mass. in 1955. Mr.
Korelishn graduated from Lowell Tech. Institute located in Lowell,
Mass. in 1959 with a Bachelor of Science degree in General
then attended New York University where he attended the Masters
Program in Meteorology in 1960.
Korelishn served in The United States Air Force where he was a Captain
from 1959 to 1968. In his
ten years of service with the Air Force, Mr. Korelishn spent three
years as an aviation meteorologist at a Strategic Air Command base,
five years as an airborne meteorologist in hurricane and typhoon
reconnaissance, and two years as Assistant Chief Coordinator of
Atlantic and Pacific Hurricanes at the National Hurricane Center in
Miami, FL. During this
time period, Mr. Korelishn was awarded the Air Force
Medal” for meritorious service from August 1966 to July 1967, and
his “Weather Wing” recognized with the “Outstanding Unit
his honorable discharge, Mr. Korelishn entered the private business
sector in December of 1968. He
formed Broward Water Heater Company, in Fort Lauderdale, FL. as a
sales and service company dealing in residential and commercial water
heater sales and installations. He
then expanded into the plumbing industry, and under the name of Dixie
plumbing Service, Inc. he has directed operations from the same
location in Fort Lauderdale since 1972. Mr. Korelishn first qualified as a Master Plumber in 1970,
after successfully completing the necessary criteria, and then
attained his state certification the first year such an examination
and classification was available.
This enables Dixie Plumbing Service, Inc. to operate throughout
the State of Florida, although most of the firm’s work is
concentrated in Broward, Dade, and Palm Beach Counties.
Korelishn was selected and appointed as a member of the Broward County
Board of Rules and Appeals in 1980, and is currently serving eight of
eight consecutive three year terms.
He also sits on the advisory board of two technical committees
and is the chairman of The Probable Cause Committee in Broward County,
and sits on the South Florida Plumbing Committee in Miami, Florida.
Mr. Korelishn served as Chairman of the Board in 1994.
Korelishn has been an active member of the Broward County Chapter of
the NAPHCC (National Association of Plumbing Heating and Cooling
Contractors) since 1976. He
was the former President of the organization for one term, and a
former Director for three terms.
contributed to the following organizations:
In 1985 Mr. Korelishn was selected as a member of the Broward Sheriff’s “ Posse Committee,” a group organized to promote community involvement within the Sheriff’s office, as well as assisting officers in non-law enforcement function, and availing themselves where and when needed with the special skills for which they were chosen. Mr. Korelishn was selected for his knowledge and expertise within the aviation field.