About Mednick’s

Mednick’s Plumbing in Vista, California, formally started over 10 years ago. That’s when Nick Medina took the leap from plumbing pro to Licensed Contractor.  But that’s just the beginning of our story.

There never seems to be enough time to tell about who we are and what stand for – especially when we’re handling emergency jobs.  So we thought best to tell you right here on our website.

The road to where we are today reads much like other success stories - filled with twists and turns and loads of behind-the-scenes hard work.

Nick was born and raised far outside of the San Diego metropolitan area in which he now lives and works.  The family, community and social structure where Nick grew up was tight knit.  Both the good and the bad is that everyone was known in his small town.  People would recognize each other and say hi.  It also meant that you knew that wherever you were someone might be watching.  It was both loving and hard to hide from your mistakes.

Everyone builds a reputation based on their actions.

In a small place it doesn’t take long for word to get around especially when somebody did someone wrong.

In that environment it’s just ingrained that other people matter.  You don’t dare hurt someone, steal their bike or call someone names because someone will tell your parents.  And your parents won’t stand for it – that’s just not how it’s done there!

Shortly after moving to the area, Nick realized he had to start his career completely from scratch.  There was no family or small town community now to lean on.  He had to find his means of supporting himself in many jobs that were far below his skills.

Ego didn’t get in the way because Nick was determined.

So what if he knew more than his boss or people treated him poorly.  That didn’t get him down.  In fact, those experiences supply a foundation for how he treats his customers and staff.

After years of learning the trade Nick was ready for the challenge.  And it is a challenge.  The transition from capable worker to business owner has swallowed many a good plumber.  It takes a special person to know how to do the work and excel at serving your customers as well as leading your staff.

Nick pushed forward with his knowledge of the plumbing trade and quickly leveraged his good reputation.  Just like back home, people got to know him by his good deads and the word got around.  His first customers told their friends, family members and co-workers.  And even as his business grew to where he worked with those that didn’t know him the number that call him ‘friend’ continued to grow.

Customers’ recommended Mednick’s and the demand for his service grew and grew.

Demand grew to the point where no man (no matter how quick or talented) could handle it.  Nick needed help.  But he needed good help.  He knew that it’s his reputation on the line.

There were plenty of people he passed over.  He thought things like, “I can’t depend on him. That guy doesn’t do high level work.  Oh, and that other guy, I wouldn’t want my wife alone with him in my house.”  “No, I will wait for the right guy to come along before I hire someone”.  And he did.

Now Mednick’s has several plumbers that work along side Nick.  They are all held to the same standards that made Nick’s business blossom.  Now it’s Nick’s turn to influence others  – just like back home -  someone (Nick) is always watching his crew and holding them up to higher standards.

Mednick’s Plumbing service area is primarily North (San Diego) County.   We have happy customers up the coast (including Oceanside, Carlsbad and Encinitas) and in our inland service areas  (Vista, San Marcos and Escondido).   We do travel and have numerous committed customers exist outside of that area too!

For questions, concerns or to schedule service call (760) 630 – 4247

Contractor License # 738137