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  Local Plumbing Company Offers 50 Years Of Experience
SBy Caroline Turney
an Antonio is a city rich with the traditions and histories of families who have called it home for years.
With three generations of a legacy, built upon the hard-working foundation of Joe Enriquez Senior in 1968, JC Enriquez and Son Plumbing represents one such family.
Today, Joe Enriquez Junior owns and operates the business the same way his father did for decades. As a small business owner, he is committed to treating customers like family.
“We are the only family-owned and operated plumbing business in San Antonio that has remained connected to the family roots for more than 50 years,” Joe Enriquez Jr. said. “We take pride in our work, and we strive to make every customer’s experience like they’re a part of the family!”
Enriquez Jr. believes that recognizing people as individuals is something that gives him an edge over big corporations where clients may end up feeling more like
BKy Caroline Turney
nown as the largest Mexican market north of the Rio Grande, San Antonio’s Market Square
dates back to the early 18th century. In 1730, the king of Spain gifted the original settlers with the plaza as a site for conducting business and enjoying entertainment.
As the population grew, merchants would sell fresh produce, poultry, venison and beef during the busy daytime hours. At dusk, women with home-made beef chili stew would offer dinner beneath glass lanterns.
The plaza remained a booming center of culture and commerce until World War II when produce sales moved closer the railroad tracks. Without the crowds to buy fresh produce, the square lost considerable foot traffic and began to decline.
In the 1960s, concerned citizens convinced the city to begin revitalization
  a number. Additionally, he thinks that a solid record of positive reviews from satisfied customers has contributed to the tradition of success.
“We believe we’ve been in business for over 50 years because our customers say we are honest, reliable, and personable,” said Enriquez Jr. “We are upfront with our customers about pricing, and always guarantee satisfaction.”
Enriquez Jr. said that JC Enriquez and Son Plumbing is the biggest small plumbing company in San Antonio—here to stay and help the community. According to Enriquez Jr., small and family-owned also comes with a track record of big-time competency and a love for what they do, as demonstrated through years of excellent service.
“Although we are fully family owned and operated, we are all about showing our professionalism and keeping our business organized and efficient,” Enriquez Jr. said. “We don’t just plumb, we plumb to please!”
efforts. Today, the Historic Market Square boasts over 100 businesses and hosts cultural events on most Saturdays. Cinco de Mayo and Dia de los Muertos are two of the biggest annual celebrations.
Dia De Los Muertos at Market Square
Although Dia de los Muertos is celebrated throughout Latin America, it is believed to originate from Mexico. Observed on the first day of November, the tradition combines ancient Aztec rituals with the Catholicism introduced to the Americas by the Spaniards.
Brightly dressed skeletons depicting joyous occasions such as birthdays or weddings are an important decorative element. Sweet treats in the shape of skulls and skeletons are also part of the festivities.
Many communities offer parades and music to remember the generations that have gone before. Market Square will host
Photo: left to right: Joe Enriquez Jr. (left), Joe Enriquez III (middle), Joe Enriquez (right)
 Along with plumbing, JC Enriquez and Son Plumbing specializes in full kitchen and bathroom remodeling. They offer everything from wall paint, custom
granite, and cabinetry, to installing new plumbing for showers and sinks. For more information, call 210-679-6020 or visit www.weplumbtoplease.com.
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