Our History

Fred Dioguardi was at the helm at the launch back in 1925. His vision was to provide for his family by providing plumbing and heating services for your family. He put his Journeyman's experience (see 'Pops' pictured to the left at the bottom of the page)  to good use. He worked for Public Service Electric and Gas way back before they sold out to the large Out of state Corporations. His PSE&G horse & wagon were his "truck".

In 1925 he struck out on his own building confidence by honing his skills.  He prospered and his family grew.  His wife Adeline 'Tilly' raised three sons and a daughter. Leopold was the son who carried the torch after working till 89 Fred passed away.

Leo, known fondly as "LEO the PLUMBER" learned on the job with his Dad. While putting in many working hours he found time to expand his knowledge earning his Plumbing Inspectors License as well as becoming Licensed to perform plumbing in another state. Pops & Leo saw amazing changes in the industry over the years. Many tools made work more productive. Pipes changed from Lead to Cast Iron to Galvanized then Copper to PVC and PEX.

Leo met his wife Virginia 'Ginny' while proudly serving his country.  Ginny raised three young ones while  Leo expanded the company. The youngest Paul started as Pops' helper. It was a joy for Fred, as well as Leo, to teach Paul the 'ropes'. Leo worked until 84 when he passed away.


Paul graduated from college after working and earning his New Jersey State Plumbing License. He married his High School Sweetheart Patty. While raising their three children Patty also ran the office. She took that job temporarily so many years ago when Leo's granddaughter and Paul's niece left with her husband to move out of state.

Paul served as president of The West Hudson Master Plumbers Association and additionally held a senior position in the New Jersey State League of Master Plumbers.   Patty & Paul's nephew Scott started even before he graduated Kearny High School.

Scott excelled in both heating and plumbing field service. He earned his New Jersey Master Plumbers License and continues to expand his knowledge even traveling out of state for training.  Not experiencing the office side he reluctantly accepted the inside position that opened with Leo's passing. Those were large shoes to fill but Scott has risen to the challenge and proved himself extremely capable.  

 
 

Scott's son Kyle is attending college and also helping out both in the field and in the office as our IT department savior.  

With Master Plumber Ken Schwab and  Brian Conner and list of subcontractors rounding out the company ARLINGTON  PLUMBING  &  HEATING can provide outstanding service to YOUR FAMILY