It is hard to find someone who has lived in the Sacramento area and is not familiar with the red and white Bonney vans or the catchy 444-0551 jingle of Bonney Plumbing, Heating & Air. Back in 1970 when Mark Bonney got his first taste of plumbing at the age of 15 while helping a friend install PVC piping in a mobile home park, he had no idea of the future success this experience would bring.
During his junior year at Anderson High School, Mark pursued his desire to be a plumber. He got a job with a plumbing company in Redding through a Work Experience class at his school. He started out as an assistant – washing vans, delivering parts and cleaning the shop, but by the age of 16 he was ready to be put in a company van as a plumber. He had phenomenal success as a service and repair plumber.
Mark joined the plumbers union in 1976 and learned the new construction trade for residential and commercial plumbing. In 1978, he became a licensed contractor and began his own business R.M. Bonney Plumbing; and in 1990, the first Bonney service van was put into operation (we now have over 100). The company grew with an emphasis on service and repair plumbing and continued to offer new construction services as well.
By 1996, a full service drain cleaning division was added, which included trenchless sewer line replacement. This also began the Mark and Candace team picture era. They placed their photo on every service van and became widely recognized throughout the Sacramento area. When talking to people about their business, they receive a lot of comments stating, “Oh! I’ve seen those