Ray began his plumbing career in 1958. He honed his talents on major projects like the new Toronto City Hall, Labatt Breweries (plumbing for beer), Rowntree (plumbing for caramel!, De Havilland and finally as Site Super and Lead Estimator for Bennett & Wright Mechanical. He started Harris Plumbing in 1974 in Richmond Hill after a slow-down in the economy. He eventually landed all the plumbing work for Hanover Kitchens in Toronto and York Region with his high quality workmanship and dedicated work ethic.
His oldest son Steve joined him in 1979, then middle son Rick in 1985 and youngest Greg in 1983 where they all became highly skilled Journeymen Plumbers under Ray’s tutelage.
When Ray decided to retire in 2013, Steve, who now owned Harris Plumbing in Simcoe County and Muskoka, took over the reins in York Region and it all became what is now Harris Plumbing Inc. with 12 talented plumbers and apprentices and a very efficient office support staff.