“Everyone puts their pants on one leg at a time.”

Last year, the Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Air team collected new toys for “Toys for Tots” and piled them high into Mary Jean Anderson’s vintage white with pink trim 1967 Cadillac Coupe DeVille convertible.  NBC’s Whitney Southwick captured Mary Jean’s arrival on air which made a huge impact and helped encourage others to donate.

Mary Jean believes we should all develop a quality of caring for others. She knows from personal experience that if you help others to become the best they can be, your life will be meaningful and joyful in many unexpected ways.

10 Things About Mary Jean Anderson & Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Air

#1 I am a proud native San Diegan! My maternal grandparents were Italian immigrants and were one of the first families to start a business on the famous San Francisco Wharf.

#2 We have been fortunate to travel to Italy several times and completely fell in love with the place!  Hopefully, we will have many more adventures exploring and getting to know more of the country.

#3 I have always been a strong swimmer, surfer, boogie boarder, water skier – anything in the water.  Next on my bucket list is whitewater river rafting in class 3 or 4 rapids!

#4 “The purpose of life is not just to be happy. It is to be useful, honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”

#5 I have two female Goldendoodles – Charlie and Lucy.  I am an animal lover through and through. I also love pit bulls and I volunteered at the famous Villalobos Animal Rescue in New Orleans.

#6 Well, my big news this year is that I now have two new knees!  I have challenged myself to wake board again by next summer.

#7 I rely on my faith and when the chips are down, I reach out to others in need. It’s quickest way I know to lift my spirits

#8 I never thought I would run a plumbing and HVAC company with over 200 employees! As I have become more involved in the industry on a national scale, I have been able to take a leadership role in bringing more females and military veterans into the industry.

#9 We are all different yet we are all the same and it’s so rewarding to find common ground as you get to know people.

#10 We get to turn negative situations into positive experiences every day in our line of work.  No one calls us unless they have a problem – this is stressful for our clients and our employees love it when they can turn someone’s day around by fixing the problem.

Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Air
NBC/Telemundo’s Toys for Tots Drive
Friday, December 6, 2019
7 am – 7 pm
Walmart parking lot on Murphy Canyon Road