About Us


Our company was founded on three simple principles: Quality, Integrity, and Reliability.

Quality means focusing on the craftsmanship of the job as the foremost priority. Our Plumbers are held to very high standards, and this is reflected in the caliber of work we perform. Our work is neat, professional, and always meets or exceeds the requirements set forth in the Florida Plumbing Code.

Integrity means always doing the right thing, especially when no one is looking. A plumber that is willing to take a shortcut is not a plumber that you want to have a long-lasting relationship with. Our work is documented every step of the way to give our clients piece of mind, and to hold our team members accountable.

Reliability means we are there when you need us: day or night, rain or shine, 24/7. This also means that we stand behind our work, with a clear description of the warranty and scope of work on every job performed.

We truly appreciate and care for our clients. When you choose to do business with us, you are choosing a team of professionals that are motivated to serve you, your family, and your business.

Meet The Team

Ricky Cox

Homepage: www.rickycox.net

Ricky is the owner and founder of Forthright Plumbing. Ricky is a Master Plumber, entrepreneur, and podcaster. His podcast, The Plumber's Journey, chronicles the real stories of plumbers and plumbing professionals with an emphasis on promoting the skilled trades as an excellent alternative to college. The podcast can be heard at www.plumbersjourney.com. Ricky is married to Kary Cox, who is the other owner of the company. Kary has retired from the company to focus on raising their son.

Jason Monea

Jason is the current service manager and lead technician of Forthright Plumbing. He has over 20 years of experience in the field. He is a Master Plumber and expert tinkerer. His hobbies include watch-making, small engine repair and modification, working on his lifted Ford truck nicknamed "The Pig", and watching the Tampa Bay Lightning play. Jason is a devoted husband and father of two teenage boys.

Mikaela Hutchinson

Mikaela is the primary office staff member and runs everything behind the scenes including answering the phone, scheduling and dispatching plumbers, pulling permits, and running administrative tasks. On the weekends she enjoys camping in the woods with her husband Luc.

Dan & Dylan Jackson

Dan is an extremely experienced plumber with nearly 30 years of experience in the field. He is responsible for handling larger jobs and installations. His specialty is new construction of all phases, including residential and commercial. He works with his son, Dylan, a plumbing apprentice with 3 years experience on the job.

Brandon Thompson

Brandon is a plumbing service technician with the company who started as a plumbing apprentice nearly two years ago. He is a fast learner and enjoys learning the trade one day at a time. He has two daughters and enjoys spending time with them.

Jesse Harris

Jesse is a plumbing apprentice who served in the US Marines for four years. he has been with the company as an apprentice close to six months. His hobbies include lifting heavy objects and putting them back down, and eating lots of red meat.

Sean McGrath

Sean is a young plumbing apprentice with the company. Sean is also an accomplished investor and has achieved incredible results in the stock market.

Contact Us:

Business Information
Tel: 813-300-2225
E-mail: info@forthrightplumbing.com
9258 Lazy Ln Tampa, Fl 33614
Monday - Friday 8:00AM to 5:00PM
State License #CFC1430270