L.A. stories of inspiration and success

L.A. stories of inspiration and success

Edgar Rodriguez, founder and owner of ER Plumbing Solutions in San Fernando Valley
In 2023, Edgar Rodriguez embarked on his journey of founding ER Plumbing Solutions after a decade of experience in the industry. His vision was simple- to redefine the standards of plumbing services by prioritizing communication and honest pricing. However, to realize this vision, Rodriquez required more strategic support and financial backing.

Rodriquez decided to enroll in the West Valley BusinessSource Center (BSC) to help fuel ER Plumbing Solutions' growth. It was there that he found guidance from Luis Luna, the Program Director. Through their collaboration, Rodriquez successfully secured a $10,000 business loan, providing the essential financial foundation to elevate his business to new heights.

The West Valley BSC’s support extended beyond financing options as it also facilitated Rodriquez's connection with the local business community through the Greater San Fernando Valley Chamber of Commerce. This networking opportunity not only enhanced the visiblity of ER Plumbing Solutions, but also opened doors to valuable resources and collaborations within the community.

Rodriguez's business journey exemplifies the power of vision, determination, and strategic partnerships. Through the collaborative efforts of the West Valley BSC and the Greater San Fernando Valley Chamber of Commerce, ER Plumbing Solutions has emerged as a trusted player in the industry, a testament to the impact that transparent communication and community engagement can have on a growing business.

EWDD’s BusinessSource Centers offer resources to microenterprises, small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs in the City of Los Angeles. These efforts work to revitalize the local economy by helping business owners launch viable businesses, grow revenue streams and stabilize to create jobs. Visit EWDD’s BusinessSource Centers and learn how EWDD's Business Services can help businesses of all sizes.

This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES from January 2024. Read this issue and more.