In his late 30s, Dean Odoidallah became a local fixture at the New Brunswick plumbing company.
He started as a technician and eventually took on a larger role.
He became the owner of Obeidi plumbing in 2011 and soon started opening businesses.
He’s also a former president of the New Brunswickers Association of Plumbing.
In 2014, he left the company and became president of a new one.
It was at Obeiderdallah’s company that he first heard about the city’s plumbing problems.
A few months later, he received a call from a plumber in North Bay, who told him about a sewer that was overflowing.
“I said, ‘Oh my gosh, that’s a problem.
What can I do about it?’
He said, you can do what you can, he said, because you have a lot of money.
I said, OK, you’re right.
It’s $300 a month, and you don’t know how much the sewer is going to run out of?”
“And then I realized that the sewer was just about $1,500 a month.
And I thought, OK.
By March, I knew I had to start doing something about it.” “
But it was just a matter of time.
By March, I knew I had to start doing something about it.”
The next day, he was asked by the city to work with a consultant to start cleaning up the area’s sewer system.
Within a year, Obeidellah’s company had a system up and running.
He was paid $10,000 a year.
In the next few years, he opened another business, and now, he has two.
He also has been a trustee of the city, which owns the Obeisalls.
Obeidenal said he thinks of his work as a hobby.
He’s proud to be able to be part of something that is important in the city.
“You know, I love the city,” he said.
“And I think it’s very important to us.
He added that there are no hard feelings. “
We’ve got to do a good job at what we do.”
He added that there are no hard feelings.
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