NEW ULM - Philip Kirchstein has taken over ownership of Schultz Plumbing, Heating & Septic Cleaning in New Ulm.
Kirchstein is a fourth generation member of the Schultz family to run the business. His great-grandfather, grandfather and uncle ran the business before him.
He officially took over the business last year on April 1, the same day he earned his master plumber's license. Prior to that, he had worked at the business for approximately eight yeara. He also had experience running the business for a year while the previous owner was sick.
"It's special that I get chance to run this business too," said Kirchstein, "It's a different experience that I'm looking forward to."