No one really knows how it began, but Thursday, April 25th, 2019 is National Hug a Plumber Day. The Super Mario Brothers may be the most famous plumbers worldwide, but REAL plumbers are essential, and always in demand.

As a public service to Central New Yorkers in the greater Utica-Rome area, we consulted Yelp, the crowd-sourced search engine founded in 2004 to help people find great local businesses like eateries, doctors, hair stylists and, yes, plumbers. So, we plugged "plumbers" into the Yelp search engine and found these listings:

  • RFC Contracting
  • Arcuri's
  • Witte Plumbing & Heating
  • Scharf Plumbing & Drain
  • BMR Contracting
  • Bob Lynn & Son
  • MJM Plumbing & Heating
  • Brandeles HJ
  • Borek RT Plumbing
  • Mike's Plumbing & Electric
  • Alfred V. Damiano Jr.

Those are the local plumbers listed on Yelp. If you know of more great plumbers in the Mohawk Valley, drop us a note, so we can recognize their work.

And if you don't encounter a plumber to hug, maybe you know someone NAMED Plummer to hug.