Best of Boston

1981 Best Plumber

Bruno Nicolazzo, Auburndale Plumbing and Heating

We can hardly believe Nicolazzo responds to a 24-hour answering service, appears for emergency work at almost any time (with assistants), and does excellent work. He’s even plumber to the stars; that is, he’s doing the work on the home of rock singer Ric Ocasek of the Cars. “I remodel old bathrooms and kitchens,” the affable Nicolazzo told us, “but not new ones. No challenge. But I will repair them.” And for a reasonable price.

Newton, 617-244-2437,