Maas & Sons celebrates over 100 years of being a family-owned service provider in SE Wisconsin in one form or another. It all began in 1919 in Wheatland when William A. Maas set up shop as a farrier service and general farm repair provider, thus beginning Maas & Sons long history of serving the family farms of SE Wisconsin. Through the years the nature of the business may have changed but Maas & Sons has always been in the business of helping people solve their problems.
Maas & Sons was at their old location 2870 Beck Drive in Waterford, at the corner of Highways 36, 83 & 20, Wally Maas, and his brother built the current building as an Oliver tractor dealer and farm goods and implement store. One of the most important things to a dairy farmer is water. This is how Maas & Sons went from farm goods to wells and water pumps. The water pumps then were driven by wind mills. Maas & Sons still has boxes of pump leathers for the old working head pumps that were driven by the now derelict wind mills standing near so many barns in the countryside today.
MAAS & SONS STORY
Maas & Sons continued to service wells as wind mills fell and electricity came to the farms. Many working head pumps were converted to electric motors and eventually to submersible pumps, similar to the ones we install and service today. As Maas & Sons shifted more towards well and pump service the business passed through four generations of the Maas Family.
While Maas & Sons was servicing wells and well pumps across SE Wisconsin, another family business was beginning in Burlington. Working out of his home with a 2-man crew in 1978, Dale Bruesewitz grew his plumbing business into a prominent plumbing contractor and service company. He soon realized the need for a bigger shop with a show room and moved Bruesewitz Plumbing into Burlington on Chestnut Street where he set up shop for 20+ years. In May 2000 Dale purchased Maas & Sons and ran both companies as a common business.
Now Maas & Sons had evolved into the complete plumbing company it is today. In addition to servicing and installing well and pump systems, and water softening and conditioning systems, they were able to expand into complete plumbing services like septic systems, sewer and water laterals, water heaters, sewer and drain cleaning, and kitchen and bath remodeling.
In 2010 Dale sold the Bruesewitz Plumbing name and business to an employee but kept Maas & Sons in Waterford. Maas & Sons has kept its tradition of being a family owned and run business that focuses on quality and service. Today, members of both the Bruesewitz family and the Maas family still run Maas & Sons in a new location 29110 Evergreen Dr, right around the corner from the old building where their tradition of service originally started in 1945.