Paulsen Plumbing Sold To Bohl & Proulx Plumbing

Buck Paulsen announced Monday, May 14, that as of June 1, he has sold his business to Bohl & ProulxPlumbing, Inc. of Chippewa Falls. Above Paulsen and Bohl & Proulx Plumbing owner, Jeff Bowe, shake hands in front of the "Buck" Paulsen Plumbing van. Paulsen, who has been plumbing for 42 years, will continue to work for the company two to three days per week. Local customers will be able to reach Bohl & Proulx at Paulsen's phone number, 715-568-1714.

By Barry Hoff | Bloomer Advance

As of June 1, Paulsen Plumbing of Bloomer will become part of Bohl & Proulx Plumbing of Chippewa Falls, said owner Buck Paulsen on Monday, May 14. Paulsen will continue to work for the company two to three days per week. And the phone number, 715-568-1714, will stay the same but callers will get Bohl & Prouix.

When Paulsen, who has been plumbing for 42 years, decided to sell his business, which has been located in Bloomer for 35 years, he sought out Bohl & Proulx to buy it.

“I singled them out because I know they’re a good company. They’ve been in business since 1951,” said Paulsen. “I personallly sought them out because I know they do good work and would take care of the people that I’ve been taking care of for 40 years.”

In addition to the services offered by Paulsen Plumbing, Bohl & Proulx also works on well pumps and septic systems. You can find a complete list of their services on their website at

About Bohl & Proulx

Founded in 1951, brothers Otto and Bob Bohl and their partner Norm Proulx started Bohl & Proulx Pump Service in Eau Claire Wisconsin. As business grew, they branched into plumbing and heating services as well, opened a second location in Chippewa Falls Wisconsin and changed the company name to Bohl & Proulx, Inc.

In 1987, the three retired and sold their business to family employees. Steve Bohl, Ted Bowe and Don Proulx took over the company on January 1, 1987 naming the company now headquartered in Chippewa Falls to Bohl & Proulx Plumbing, Inc. The company had grown from a well pump service to a full service plumbing company.

Since 2012, Jeff Bowe is the owner of the third generation family-owned and operated company.

The Bohl & Proulx website says, “We are members of the Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors Association (PHCCA), NWR Builders Exchange, the Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association, the US Chamber of Commerce and the Chippewa and Eau Claire Chambers of Commerce.

“We are proud to provide professional service to this area and remain committed to the many causes in our communities.”

After June 1, the Bloomer area will become one of the communities serviced by Bohl & Proulx Plumbing, Inc.

Bohl & Proulx Plumbing, Inc. is located at 1280 W. River St., Chippewa Falls, WI 54729. They can be contacted by phone at 715-723-9655, 715-832-4795 or (after June 1) 715-568-1714; by fax at 715-723-1272; or by E-mail at