About Us

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.

We 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

Albert 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 Engineering.   He then attended New York University where he attended the Masters Program in Meteorology in 1960.

Al 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

“Commendation Medal” for meritorious service from August 1966 to July 1967, and his “Weather Wing” recognized with the “Outstanding Unit Award”

After 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. 

Dixie Plumbing Service, Inc. has had an annual sales volume of two millions dollars the past several years.  It has grown from two employees at its inception to its current staff of twenty employees and maintains a complete fleet of utility trucks, backhoes, and utilizes the latest in laser technology for accurate, up to date fieldwork.

Mr. 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.

Mr. 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.    

Charitable / Civic:

Support contributed to the following organizations:

American Cancer Society
National Wildlife Federation
Fort Lauderdale Symphony Society
Universal Aid for Children – for the benefit of children in Central American and Southeast Asia.
Broward County Sheriff’s Political Campaign (1984-1987)

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.

Family:

Albert C. Korelishn married Elizabeth Mulcahey in 1980, and they have two beautiful children Kyle and Amelia.  They reside in Pompano Beach where Mr. Korelishn has made his home since 1974.  They are members of nearby Saint Coleman Catholic Church, in Pompano Beach.