California-based plumbers bring aid to San Antonio

San Diego crew provide repairs amid winter storm aftermath

SAN ANTONIO – An unprecedented and historical winter storm that swept across South Texas just weeks ago still has some families scrambling to get their pipes fixed and their homes repaired.

The repairs have proven to be costly, and some are taking longer than expected due to the shortage of plumbers in the area.

That’s why one group of plumbers traveled from California to San Antonio to assist residents on the West Side, free of charge.

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One of these master plumbers is a San Diego coffee shop owner, David Chaddick. He organized a GoFundMe to purchase plumbing supplies that are already out of stock at most hardware stores in the area.

Chaddick, along with a team of experts, loaded their U-Haul and made their way down I-10, straight to San Antonio, to assist in the winter storm relief efforts on the West Side.

Families have utilized Chaddick and his crew for much-needed home repairs over the weekend. His team completely rebuilt a wheelchair ramp for West Side resident Yolanda Villareal and her husband, which is just one example of the work the team has taken on so far.

Chaddick and others are slated to return to the West Coast this week, but will leave knowing they made a difference for many San Antonians.

About the Authors:

Jonathan Cotto is a reporter for KSAT’s Good Morning San Antonio. He’s a bilingual award-winning news reporter and he joined KSAT in 2021. Before coming to San Antonio, Cotto was reporting along the U.S.-Mexico border in South Texas. He’s a veteran of the United States Navy.