Mary Jean Anderson is owner and president of Anderson Plumbing, Heating and Air serving all of San Diego County. Since 1978 the company has grown to over 170 employees specializing in residential plumbing installations/repairs; drain and sewer services; and heating/air conditioning installation/repairs.
Fundamental to Mary Jean’s success is her commitment to the good of the community. She is a major annual supporter of Susan G. Komen San Diego Chapter with fundraising and promotional support for the Race for the Cure. She is a national leader in training women and military establishing lucrative careers for them in the plumbing, heating and air conditioning trades through her own scholarships and unique school, Anderson Career Builder Institute. The San Diego Police Foundation and TFK, a foundation helping to stop youth violence in the city schools, are also organizations she supports.
Mary Jean began her career as a nurse and believes that her natural instincts as a caretaker set the stage for her commitment to exceptional customer service in the plumbing, heating and air conditioning business. The company slogan is “Nobody Wows Clients Like We Do!” and the concept of going the extra mile for the customer is part of all employee training. By the same token, Mary Jean is committed to providing a positive culture and work environment where co-workers can grow and thrive. As a result, many of Anderson’s employees have been at the company for many years and their adult children now also work at Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Air.
Anderson Plumbing Heating & Air won the BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Excellence multiple times and also the International BBB Award for Marketplace Ethics. Mary Jean was named Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors (PHCC) National Contractor of the Year; San Diego Magazine’s Women Who Move the City Honoree; San Diego Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business; and San Diego Business Journal’s Most Admired CEO for Family Owned Businesses. She has also served on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for the BBB of San Diego, Orange and Imperial Counties.