In 1956 a gutsy young man named Walter Besser decided at the age of 25 to open his own business. Based out of Houston, Walter’s business started with plumbing residential new construction homes in the Southeast Houston, Pasadena and Pearland areas as these communities began to expand. Several decades and 3 generations later, Besser & Son Plumbing is owned by Walter’s son Mike Besser, master plumber and Texas A&M graduate with over 40 years experience. Project Management is handled by Mike’s son, Walter’s grandson, Tommy Besser, master plumber with 20 years experience.
Mike Besser, Owner
Mike grew up in Houston graduating from Milby High School then going on to complete his Bachelors of Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University. He came to work for his father, Walter in 1974 and had the pleasure of working with him until 2012. In this time he has also raised 4 grown children (2 of which are Aggies) and expanded the business into Houston based on the principles established by Walter as well as personal relationships formed with clients. Outside of work, Mike enjoys duck hunting, fishing, weekends at the bayou and quality time with his wife Bridget.
Tommy Besser, Project Manager
Tommy grew up in Pearland graduating Pearland High School and going straight to work for Besser & Son Plumbing full-time in 1997. Having had the chance to work with both Walter and Mike for many years, Tommy has vast experience working on complex plumbing systems old and new. Outside of work, Tommy enjoys quality time with his wife Emily and their 3 small children as well as duck hunting with family and Houston sports.
Bill Prosser, Journeyman Plumber with Besser & Son Plumbing since 2004. After several decades with the company, proven experience and exceptional customer service skills, Bill’s primary responsibility is to lead our service and warranty work for existing and referral clientele.
Michael Hayes, Journeyman Plumber with Besser & Son Plumbing since 2009. Known for being reliable, an excellent craftsman and strong communicator.
Cole Bernstein, Journeyman Plumber with Besser & Son Plumbing since 2011. Known for his precision, attention to detail, care for perfecting the final product as well as being a great teacher.
Willy Busch, Tradesman Plumber with Besser & Son Plumbing since 2013. Known for being extremely coachable, dependable and honest.
Emily Besser, Office Manager with Besser & Son Plumbing since 2018. Boston University graduate, originally from New Jersey, Emily moved to Houston in 2008. She spent the majority of her career in leadership roles within the Staffing industry. In the summer of 2018, Emily joined the family business in an effort to provide efficiencies and process improvement on the business side in partnership with Mike and Tommy.