Hi, my name is Ricky Cox - a shortened form of my full name, Richard Lafayette Cox V. I have a beautiful wife, Kary Cox, and I recently became a father to my first child, Ricky Junior!
My career began shortly after graduating high school. I attended Erwin Technical College and earned a Plumbing Technology degree in 2012-2013.
For the next several years I worked for various local Plumbing companies in Tampa Bay while formulating a plan to study for my license and begin my own business venture.
I earned my Plumbing Contractor / Master Plumber's license in March 2019, and began to work for myself immediately. My company was named Forthright Plumbing, because I believe it is important to be straightforward when doing business.
Over the last two years, my team and I have grown the company to a team of 8 employees. We won an award in 2020 for being one of the top-rated plumbers in Tampa.
I now focus primarily on marketing and sales for my business, as well as training the next generation of plumbing apprentices.
I have strong beliefs in personal development and growth, and I think plumbing is a career that offers unlimited opportunities.
You would think the above responsibilities would be enough, but I’m a glutton for punishment: I also offer consulting services for home service company start-ups, to help my clients get a competitive edge while they are financially lean and mean.
What makes me qualified to offer consulting services?
Quite simply, because I’m a self made success. I didn’t start my business with tens of thousands of dollars - I started with a hope and a prayer and a determination to make it work.
I’m just a few short years I’ve been able to build a business that allows me to work as much or as little as I want - and that’s considering I made many mistakes my first year in business.
Don’t make the same mistakes I did - fill out the form to schedule a business plan assessment!
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. — Romans 1:16 KJV