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Gering - Plumber

Your local Benjamin Franklin Plumber has been serving the Gering, Scotsbluff and Panhandle area since 1987. We promise prompt and professional service to all of our customers. "If There’s Any Delay, It’s You We Pay.®" We look forward to solving all your plumbing repair, installation and service needs. Call us now to schedule an appointment.
Available 24/7
1100 10th Street Gering, Nebraska 69341 License Number: 28892

    Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® is a family owned, full-service plumbing company that has provided service and installed complete plumbing systems in the valley for more than twenty years. We are licensed, bonded and insured company who offers 24-hour emergency service so that you can count on us to be there when you need us the most. Our certified technicians use stae-of-the-art technology to diagnose and repair existing problems and always use the finest new equipment for installations in the industry.
  • Awards and Affiliations

    • Better Business Bureau

    • Excellence in Customer Service Award


Alxis Grob

Alxis Grob


I started with Ben Franklin in June, 2009. I was born and raised in Michigan, where I graduated from Rochester College with a degree in Psychology. I spent 14 years working in retail management, before coming to Ben Franklin. I spend most of my free time caring for two boys, ages 8 and 17. I also enjoy spending time with friends either going to movies or attending concerts.

Bill Schlaepfer

Bill Schlaepfer - Owner

I have been in the plumbing and heating industry since 1975. I worked for Gering Plumbing untill 1987, then I started Gering Valley Plumbing & Heating. I'm married to my best friend and companion in the whole world. I have two wonderful children and two awesome grandkids. I enjoy golf, hunting, fishing, cooking and travel.

Bill Sterkel

Bill Sterkel - Service Manager

I have been with GVPH/ Ben Franklin since April 2000. I was born and raised in the valley, graduated from Bayard High School and went to college at WNCC. After college I started in the plumbing field. I enjoy hunting, fishing and working on my yard.

Brandon Sandine

Brandon Sandine - Technician

I have been happily married for 8 years now, we have two wonderful children. I Was in the United States Marines for 4 years. I Grew up here in Gering. I am part of the Gering Fire Department. I started my plumbing career in Washington State were my wife is from. I enjoy hunting, fishing, camping and dog training.

Doneta Schlaepfer

Doneta Schlaepfer


Before coming to GVPH/Ben Franklin I was a manager in retail for 10 years. I now love the flexiability that working at Ben Franklin gives me. I have been married to a great guy now for 5 years. I have two spectacular children; one girl and one boy. Life is good. I enjoy attending music concerts and spending time with my family.

Jill Wineman

Jill Wineman - Office Manager

I was born and raised in a small town in Eastern Nebraska. I graduated from Doane College with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting & Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance. After a two year stint in the public accounting sector, I joined GVPH/Ben Franklin in July 2005. I enjoy working in the service industry. Every day I strive to provide exceptional customer service. I am married to my college sweetheart, Kenny and we have two beautiful daughters, Emery and Marley. I am active member of Business and Professional Women (BPW). I enjoy spending time with my family, shopping, and gardening.

Josh Ruzicka

Josh Ruzicka - Technician

I am a 3 tour combat veteran. I am a member of the Gering Fire Department. I started with GVPH/ Ben Franklin in 2007. I enjoy hunting, fishing and spending time with my wife and son.

Josh Schlaepfer - General Manager

I have been in the plumbing and heating industry since 1997. I have an associates degree in heating and cooling. I have been married to my fantastic wife Doneta since 2004. I have two great kids, Madi and Tristian who keep me busy in my free time. I enjoy golf, yard work, Yankees baseball and spending time with my family.

Mike Starke - Technician

I was born in Alliance and graduated from Alliance High School. I went to basic training after completing basic training I started college. I started with GVPH/Ben Franklin in Ocotober 2009. I enjoy building things.

Randy Holten

Randy Holten - Technician

I was born in Southern California. I moved to Nebraska in 1972, married in 1977. I raised 3 children in Scottsbluff and have 6 beautiful grandchildern. I enjoy fishing, hunting, horse shoes, ballards, bottle collecting and spending time with my family.

Trevor Knaub

Trevor Knaub - Technician

I am a hardworking, punctual, detailed oriented person.I started with Ben Franklin in Febuary 2009.  I always try to get things done right the first time. I also was born and raised in the valley and intend to raise my family here. I enjoy fishing, hunting, playing video games. camping, bowling, watching football and spending time with family.


    We specialize in plumbing, water heater installation, drain cleaning, leak detection, winterizing, frozen pipe repair, backflow testing, backflow repair, sewer jetting, sewer repiping, sewer replacement, whole house water repiping, water leak repair, well service, water pumps, water conditioning, sewer camera, septic tank and drain fields.


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  • Maintenance Program

    The Ben Franklin Society™ is a plumbing maintenance membership service club that is limited to a select group of our customers. 

    What is it worth to you to extend the life of your water heater, protect your home from unexpected plumbing breakdowns or worse…water damage? The Ben Franklin Society™ is plumbing security for your home.


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