Approximately five years later, he moved the business to a storefront on Brainerd Road. Mike Keefe joined his father in 1963. They worked together as partners until 1975, at which time Jack Keefe retired and sold his interest in the company to Mike. Mike has served on the Tennessee Association of Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors board of directors for several years.
In 1991, Mike’s daughter, Kay, joined him in the business. After several years of working with Mike, she obtained her master plumber license, becoming the first female master plumber in Chattanooga. Mike and Kay both hold master plumber licenses for the state of Tennessee and state of Georgia. They are both master gas fitters as well. They both have numerous other certifications in the industry.
In 2003, Keefe Plumbing relocated to a 10,000-square-foot building at 1820 East 23rd St., where they now have 20 employees.