Tacoma Local Stories

Meet Mason McCleary of Spartan Plumbing Inc.

As we sat down to talk to Mason, owner of Spartan Plumbing Inc., we could tell that he takes great pride in the company that he honestly helped build from the time he was 16 years old. Mason grew up in Bonney Lake, Washington, and spent a lot of his time with his dad, whom he credits a lot of his knowledge and work ethic to in regards to this same business. Mason’s father, always having a construction business, did some work for Spartan Plumbing putting in all of their sewer lines. He built a strong relationship with the owner at the time, and when it was time for the owner to retire in 2004, he approached Mason’s father and offered him the company.

Mason started working for his dad at this time, digging water lines and ditches after school and in his spare time, eventually working full time after graduating high school. The fact that his dad was the owner did not keep Mason from the hard work of completing an apprenticeship, learning how to lead a team, and slowly...

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Budget Blinds of Puyallup - Interview with Dusty Elliott


Budget Blinds of Puyallup offers extraordinary window coverings, and a lot more, at reasonable price points for any budget. Listen in as Dusty shares with us what Budget Blinds has to offer, as well as how they are keeping the community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Matt Welch & Auburn VW - Making Lives Better, One VW at a Time


We had the pleasure of interviewing Matt Welch of Auburn VW this past Spring of 2020. In the midst of business shut-downs in response to COVID-19, listen in as Matt shares encouragement for other businesses and members of our community. 

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