John Osborn’s Action Plumbing celebrates 20th anniversary

Published 8:45 pm Saturday, July 3, 2021

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John Osborn’s Action Plumbing, a leading provider of plumbing services on the Outer Banks, has announced the celebration of 20 years in business for the company.

A sole proprietor working from his garage, John Osborn began building his business in December 1999 and incorporated his business in June of 2001. Soon after, he hired his first employee and continued growing year after year, providing repair services and plumbing work for new construction and remodeling projects. In 2009, after making a slow recovery from the recession, Osborn moved out of the small space in his garage and moved Action Plumbing into a unit at OverSeas Professional Park in Kill Devil Hills.

As the business continued to grow and expand, Osborn needed office space for techs to prepare work orders, order parts and speak with customers, along with storage for an increasing inventory of materials. This brought them to a larger space in Ocean Commerce Park, where the business operates today. In the spring of 2019, they occupied an adjacent space to provide 4000 square feet of warehouse space for equipment, parts and materials and remodeled their 450 square foot office.

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Action Plumbing is known for being a fast, friendly group of experts who work hard to do a great job and keep their customers happy. “Helping people is what I truly enjoy,” said Osborn.  “We’re proud to be able to support our community here on the Outer Banks.  Our team gives 110% every day and it shows,” he added.

Today John Osborn’s Action Plumbing has 12 employees; six technicians, a service manager, construction operations manager, customer service coordinator and accounting manager, along with son Alex, project manager, and Osborn’s wife, Lynn, who oversees daily operations.

For more information, visit or call 252-441-9992.



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