Reeves Plumbing – Family Owned and Operated Reeves Plumbing & Heating was founded by Richard Reeves of Erie, PA who was born in New Jersey and lived in New York City until the age of 12. Richard then moved to Troy, PA and worked on a farm milking cows & bailing hay until 18 years of age. Soon after he became a welder at GE for 10 years. Rick then got a job under a local plumber and soon after signed up for his apprenticeship because he know this would be the career for him. Under this local plumber he served for fourteen years before getting his master plumbers license and starting his own company.