Wimpy’s Plumbing and Air 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, Motorcycling, SCUBA diving, & Traveling with my wife.
Favorite Verse: Proverbs 3:5,6
Mike is a third generation master Sarasota 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 stepson named Caleb.
Years with company: 15
Lori Ann Stone
Lori, with her cheerful voice and bubbly personality, has been our office manager 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