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Thank you in advance for your trust in us!
Meet the Team
Wimpy’s Dependable Plumbing, Inc. has been a family owned and operated business since 1973, serving Sarasota, Bradenton, and the surrounding areas of Southwest, Florida. Our staff are Florida State Licensed Master Plumbers.
Wimpy’s Dependable Plumbing, Inc. was founded in 1973. My father, Winfred Butler, wanted to name his business after his nickname, “Wimpy”, so people would remember the funny name and associate the name with quality and dependable service.
Wimpy passed away in 2003 and I chose to keep the business going with the same quality service our customers were used to. As a third generation Sarasota native, I grew up in the plumbing profession and became the youngest master plumber in Florida at age 18. I received my nickname “Bubba” from my sister, Lori, who couldn’t say brother. Lori, with her cheery voice and bubbly personality, has been our office manager for 39 years.
My son, Mike, is our third generation of licensed master plumbers for Wimpy’s legacy. We are a family business that will take care of your family’s plumbing needs.
Thank you in advance for your trust in us!
- State Certified Master Plumber in 1978
- Favorite Author: Randy Wayne White
- Hobbies: Fishing, NASCAR, Motorcyling, SCUBA diving, & Traveling with my wife.
- Favorite Verse: Proverbs 3:5,6
Mike is a third generation master plumber. He started out young helping his Dad Bubba carry tools around and just grew to love the variety that each job brings.
Mike also loves scuba diving. At the age of twenty two he became the youngest Course Director for the National Association of Underwater Instructors. This is the highest level the agency bestows and it allows him to train future instructors on how to teach.
When he is not plumbing or diving, Mike enjoys attending Nascar races, touring the country on his Harley, and fishing for snook in the 10,000 islands. He was married in 2011 to Marla Parsley and has a fourteen year old step son named Caleb.
- Age: 30
- Years with company: 15
Lori Ann Stone
Lori, with her cheerful voice and bubbly personality, has been our office manger for 39 years.
Lori was born in Birmingham, AL. At 3 months old, when her father “Wimpy” completed his term in the Army, her parents moved back to Sarasota. So she counts herself as a 4th generation Native of Sarasota! She is married to her wonderful husband, Blayde, has two grown children and loves being a Grandma. She is actively involved in Colonial Oaks Baptist Church. She is blessed to have a great job, family and good friends.
She has been working for the family business (Wimpy’s) since graduating from Riverview High School in 1976… GO RAMS!
“Thank you, customers for making my job great”.
- Hobbies: Gardening, playing the piano, going to the mountains, cruising and spending time with our children and grandchildren.
- Favorite Author: Jesus Christ “The Bible”
- Favorite Verse: Psalms 19:14
Louie grew up learning the plumbing trade from his grandfather and uncles. He started as a full-time plumber in 1997 at 17 years old.
Louie is a huge football fan and enjoys coaching his son’s team. He loves spending time with his family.
He is married to Mandra and they have four children.
- Favorite Verse: Matthew 5:16
Evan is a full time apprentice at Wimpy's and is currently attending college. He is interested in the trade and looks to get his masters in plumbing over the next four years.
Evan enjoys reading of all kinds. He was born in Sarasota, and loves football and hunting in his spare time.
Josiah Coder is a 6th generation Native of Sarasota and he currently lives with his family on their ranch in Old Miakka. He is the fourth of vie children born into the Coder household and was homeschooled along with all of his siblings. Since he was a child, Josiah has been very involved with the church that his father pastors and has been a part of many missions’ trips to the Island of Haiti.
Recently graduating with the highest honors from the Sate College of Florida, Josiah plans to use his dedication and ability to learn and become a Master Plumber.
When he isn’t working or being involved in a church activity, Josiah enjoys spending his time with his friend and family. He also loves to stay active by playing soccer, going for a run, or by helping roundup the cows on the ranch.
- Hobbies: Reading, Singing, Playing the piano, spending time with my girlfriend and family.
- Favorite Author: J.R.R. Tokien
- Favorite Verse: John 3:16
A native of Sarasota, Blayde is our in-house videographer and social marketing guru. He is also the owner and operator of Cornerstone Productions LLC, a local video production company.
Cornerstone Productions LLC got its start in March of 1995, and has been busy ever since with Sarasota Event Videography, Promotional and Instructional Video. The ever-changing technology of social media and video has kept Blayde in an ever-learning state. In his business, Mr. Stone states, it is “truly amazing” how many people we are reaching with today’s technology!
In his spare time, Blayde enjoys playing music with his friends and wife Lori, planting vegetables in Earthboxes, and visiting their North Georgia cabin, not to mention the fact that he is “Truly Blessed” with a wonderful wife, children, grandkids and church family!
- Favorite Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6