Here at Ken Neyer Plumbing, we’re a proud supporter of the Western & Southern Open, the major tennis tournament that takes place this year in Cincinnati from August 13th to the 21st. But we’re more than just supporters: for the last 15 years, we’ve partnered with Cincytennis to provide the vital commercial plumbing services that the tournament requires to be a success. According to Jim Neyer, our president, “It’s more of partnership. They [Cincytennis] rely on us to provide a great service to them, and it means a lot to us that they’ve been such as long-term customer.”
The work that our plumbers do for the tournament is extensive: the event is played at the Lidner Family Tennis Center in Mason, OH and covers a total 16 courts in four stadiums. This is the only venue other than the Grand Slams that can boast of more than two permanent stadiums.
Although our plumbers handle an enormous amount of work for the tournament, most of it remains behind the scenes where it purposely won’t draw the attention of spectators. That still doesn’t affect the satisfaction this job brings to our team of commercial plumbing professionals. “Whether anybody recognizes you or not, you’re still a part of this event,” says Dave Cullen, one of our expert service plumbers. “And it’s not just a tennis tournament. It’s an event.”
It’s an event with a long history. It started in 1899, and is the oldest tennis tournament in the U.S. that is still played in its original city. Currently, the Western & Southern Open is the second largest tennis event in the nation after the U.S. Open.
“Without Ken Neyer Plumbing, we couldn’t provide the services to the finest tennis players and the finest fans in the world, so they are an integral part of the team here and we rely on them very heavily,” says Jason Percival of Facilities & Operations. We’re glad to be part of the team!
Ken Neyer Plumbing, Inc. offers commercial plumbing in Mason, OH and throughout the Greater Cincinnati Area.