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Dave’s Plumbing and Heating, doing business as DPH, and The Taylor Michael Insurance Agency, a Horace Mann Company, are the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce Members of the Month in November.

Max Chevalier, owner of DPH, is at left.  Taylor Michael Smith, right, is the owner of the Horace Mann Insurance agency in Fairmont. 

Dave’s Plumbing and Heating is a mechanical contracting business specializing in plumbing, heating, and cooling installation and service located on U. S. 250 in Barbour County at the intersection of Ten Mile Road.  The firm, says Chevalier, provides professional heating and cooling sales and service at a price that “leaves our customers no reason to seek our competition.”  Chevalier is a state licensed and registered contractor.

Chevalier, born in Akron, Ohio and raised in Philippi, graduated from Philip Barbour High School.  He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Barbour County Community Health Association, and was recognized in 2010 in “Who’s Who Among Business Professionals”.  He has been a Lenox dealer for over 40 years.  Dave’s Plumbing and Heating may be reached at (304) 823-3479 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Their website is dphhomecomfort.com

Taylor Michael Smith says that her insurance agency “was built by educators for educators, and tailors its products to the needs of people in the education system.  We pride ourselves in being partners in the schools,” she says.  “We work with auto, fire, life, and retirement services and, as partners, we help with student loan forgiveness, Donors Choose, and other school-specific programs. 

“We aren’t a large, marketed company to the general public” she says, “because all of our marketing dollars go back into the schools.  We believe that the people shaping our future deserve the best, and we strive every day to make that happen.”

Taylor Michael Smith began a career in physical therapy in Fairmont, worked for Lesa Yoho State Farm, and became an agency owner two years ago.  Her Horace Mann insurance agency is located at 726 East Park Avenue PMB274 in Fairmont 26554, telephone (304) 402-3034.  Her Email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./taylormichael