Czech Days at Wilber was fun-filled again this year. Deb and I camped at the well-groomed American Legion Park in Wilber so we could fully enjoy the event. It’s a great way to take a vacation close to Lincoln and still be available if needed. Wilber is a special place to enjoy the good things in life.

One truly good thing during Czech Days was the Czech food. A tasty treat was the “miracle” pork, duck, and sauerkraut at the Wilber Hotel. It can be considered “miracle” food because the Wilber Hotel has been closed since January and was destined to be closed this year.

Then approximately a month ago the Wilber Hotel Board asked Ron Tegtmeir, also known to many as Uncle Ron if he would be willing to manage food operations during Czech Days. Ron successfully managed the Wilber Hotel years ago and has a special knack for making things happen. Ron immediately rose to the occasion.

Ron fully understood that Czech food at the Wilber Hotel during Czech Days meant a lot to the Wilber community. Ron felt “not serving the Czech meals during Czech Days would have been a crime”. His heart could not let the Wilber community down.

Ron’s plan included help from volunteers. Their efforts contributed to the success. Food was purchased locally and skillfully cooked. A “secret” about Ron is he is a great chef. The food was excellent.

Another “secret” is Ron consistently helps others in need. All proceeds went to the Clatonia Community Center to purchase new tables and chairs.

Ron Tegtmeir found time to help even though he is busy with an addition to his Legend Bar in Clatonia. That’s what legends do. The Legend Bar will have a kitchen when the remodel is complete and an interesting menu. Odds are the food will be “legendary”!

The Wilber community is special in so many ways. It starts with volunteers that are willing to donate their time and give back more than what is expected. They consistently go that extra mile to help their community and it shows.

The Wilber Czech Days theory of making life better is embedded deep in the roots of their community. I believe life, in general, is supposed to be that way. A little extra effort makes all things better. That theory provides us with more than we expect.

Deb and I go to Czech Days every year to keep in touch with that Wilber Czech Days theory of how life is supposed to be. We tend to bring those expectations back home with us!

You can experience John Henry's Plumbing, Heating, Air, and Electrical’s version of how “life is supposed to be” starting with our customer service representatives that take your service request to our service technicians that come to your door. From start to finish our entire team is dedicated to going that extra mile.

We expect technicians to park on the street and not on your driveways. Technicians are supposed to knock first instead of ringing your doorbell. That is less disturbing and friendlier.

John Henry's Plumbing, Heating, Air, and Electrical’s technicians are required to have company badges and clean uniforms. Company policy is to put on shoe covers to protect your floors. Our technicians have been background checked, which includes drug and alcohol testing. Sounds like common sense, but over 90% of plumbing and HVAC companies do not do these basic things.

Then we take it a step farther by giving even more than what was on the original service request. Typically other defects take a trained technician to spot. With your permission, they look farther.

An example is carbon monoxide levels are often excessive on water heaters. Few customers realize water heater burners need maintenance. Our company policy is to check every home for dangerous carbon monoxide levels. I am not aware of another company that provides this additional service for free.

John Henry's Plumbing, Heating, Air, and Electrical’s trained technicians can find water leaks that are often undetected. Toilets often leak water from the tank down the drain. Even a small leak can increase water bills. Almost all repair parts are on the technician’s trucks.

We fully believe exemplary service starts with a good attitude. That’s why we hire for attitude and train for skill. We offer outstanding maintenance, installation, and repair! Contact us today to learn more!

Wilber and John Henry's Plumbing, Heating, Air, and Electrical do not have a patent on going that extra mile. We just do it because that’s the way life is supposed to be. It’s a lot more fun and fulfilling to give back to others

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