R.A. Rush Plumbing & Heating, Inc.

Ottawa Lake, Michigan 49267
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Our Story

The scope of work done at R.A. Rush Plumbing is mostly commercial and industrial, encompassing restaurants, strip malls, business/medical offices, apartments, machine shops and factories. However, we can handle any residential plumbing problem as well. With over 40 years of plumbing experience under our belt, why call anyone else?

R.A. Rush Plumbing can handle:

  • Boiler Installation and Repair
  • Piping Installation
  • Repipe
  • Pipe Repair
  • Specializing in Commercial, Industrial, and Residential
  • Medical Gas Piping

History of R.A. Rush Plumbing & Heating Co. Inc.

R.A. Rush Plumbing and Heating Co., Inc. started operations in 1970. The  company was incorporated in the State of Michigan on August 28, 1970. Since its  inception, it has been located at 6880 Sylvania-Petersburg Road in Ottawa Lake,  Michigan. The office is located one mile from the Ohio border; therefore, work  is performed in both states. It was owned wholly by Robert A. Rush from this  date until his retirement on February 26, 1998. During his time of ownership,  Robert was licensed in Michigan and Ohio, and his scope of work was generally  new residential construction.

On February 26, 1998, Robert sold his entire interest in the company to his  son, Darrell B. Rush. Darrell is also licensed in Michigan and Ohio, as well as  all surrounding local jurisdictions. Since 1998 the company has grown and  changed its direction. The scope of work is now commercial and industrial,  encompassing restaurants, strip malls, business/medical offices, apartments,  machine shops and factories.

On January 1, 2008, Laura L. Rush acquired 51% of the company. Darrell's  expertise and licensures in plumbing and pipefitting are now more effectively  used working in the field. Laura has managed the company since she purchased it  with Darrell in 1998. She oversees the day-to-day operations and controls the  direction of the company. R.A. Rush Plumbing & Htg. Co. is now a certified  Women's Business Enterprise (WBE), as well as an EDWOSB (Economically  Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business).

Certified Women's Business Enterprise

R.A. Rush Plumbing & Htg. Co., Inc.  a business specializing in commercial and industrial plumbing, received national re-certification as a Women's Business Enterprise by the Women's Business Enterprise Council-Great Lakes, a regional certifying partner of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

WBENC's national standard of certification implemented by the Women's Business Enterprise Council-Great Lakes is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.

By including women-owned businesses among their vendors, corporations and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier/vendor diversity programs.


The Women's Business Enterprise National Council is the nation's largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States. WBENC is a resource for the more than 700 US companies and government agencies that rely on WBENC's certification as an integral part of their supplier diversity programs.

Certified EDWOSB

On October 7, 2010, the U.S. Small Business Administration published a final rule effective February 4, 2011, aimed at expanding federal contracting opportunities for women-owned small businesses (WOSBs). The Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contract program authorizes contracting officers to set aside certain federal contracts for eligible:

  • Women-owned small businesses (WOSBs) or
  • Economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (EDWOSBs)

To be eligible, a firm must be at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more women, and primarily managed by one or more women. The women must be U.S. citizens. The firm must be "small" in its primary industry in accordance with SBA's size standards for that industry. In order for a WOSB to be deemed "economically disadvantaged," its owners must demonstrate economic disadvantage in accordance with the requirements set forth in the final rule.

Registered in the CCR (Central Contractor Registration) system and ORCA (Online Representations and Certifications Application)

What We Do

Products and Services

Blue Book Network Classifications

We can be found under the following Blue Book Network Classifications.

Commercial Construction Project Specializations

Animal Hospital / Kennel
Arena / Stadium
Assisted Living
Auto Dealership / Service
Church / Synagogue
City / Town Hall
Club House / Community Center
Court House
Design Build
Fire / Police Station
Fitness Center
Gas Station
Hospital / Nursing Home
Hotel / Motel
Industrial Maintenance
Jail / Prison
Manufacturing Plant
Medical Office
Mixed Use
Non-Residential Building
Parking Garage
Post Office
Radio / Television Station
Retail Store
School / College / University
Sewage / Water Treatment Plant
Storage Facility / Warehouse
Terminal - Airport / Bus / Railroad

Company Information

Year Established:
Labor Affiliation:
Union Prevailing Wages (Davis-Bacon)
Annual Volume:
$3 million - $6 million
Company Size:
10-19 Employees
Service Sector:
Public Private
Typical Project Size:
From $10,000 to $2,000,000
Project Types:
Interior Fit-Ups

Diversity Classification

Woman Business Enterprise

Associations & Memberships

BBB (Better Business Bureau)
EDWOSB (Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business)
Lead Safe Firm
Lead-Safe EPA Certified Firm
Monroe Master Plumbers Assn.
NAWIC (National Assn. of Women in Construction)
Northwestern Ohio Mechanical Contractors Assn.
Plumbing Union Local #671 - United Assocation #671
Plumbing Union Local 50
WBENC (Women's Business Enterprise National Council)

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