“Michael & Son partnered with ESB Advertising over 5 years ago and our success in expanding into other markets would have not been possible without their efforts. ESB has been able to create powerful partnerships with media outlets and coupled with an innovative team, they have created cohesive campaigns that make a mark on every market we enter. Their exceptional media buying, market analysis, digital solutions, high quality production, and stand-out creative team have truly played a key role to the success of our entire operation.”
Basim MansourPresident, Michael & Son Services


Michael & Son Services


  • Creative Services
  • Digital Advertising
  • Photography
  • Traditional Advertising
  • Strategy

If You Can’t, We Can!


ESB Advertising has been the agency of record for Michael & Son Services for the past 7 years, taking the company from a small, hometown operation to a home improvement mammoth spanning across 8 markets, with annual revenues over $100 million. We have helped the DMV’s leading plumbing, electrical, and HVAC contractor ensure yearly growth and expansion, and manage their entire advertising portfolio.

Michael & Son’s large footprint and variety of services offered has required ESB to reach a wide array of audiences with varying messages across all media platforms to include: Broadcast, Cable, Digital, Social, Radio, and Out Of Home.

ESB Advertising has used the following media buying strategies and tactics to continuously meet the needs of Michael & Son year after year:

  • Implemented strategic media planning and consulting.
  • Placed advertisements across 8 markets via broadcast television, cable television, AM/FM radio, digital radio, interactive display ads, connected and streaming television commercials, in-stream video, social video, social media lead capture, paid search, native display, print, and out of home.
  • Provided video production and creative services to compliment each media buying plan to include the coined “If You Can’t, We Can!” tagline & campaign.
  • Leveraged paid media for added value and efficiencies.


ESB Advertising’s expert media buyers considered the specific psychographic variables of the Michael & Son consumer and provided an extensive analysis of their core demographic, competitors, and financials to begin the strategic media planning process. After thorough analysis and negotiation, we placed a variety of media throughout the Baltimore, Washington D.C., Richmond-Petersburg, Charlottesville, Norfolk-Newport News, Charlotte, Wilmington, and Raleigh DMA’s. ESB incorporated advertising mediums that would both deliver direct response results yet also brand the Michael & Son organization as the go-to service company.

Leveraging our significant media buying power, we were able to improve all traditional advertising schedules with various cost efficiencies and added value. In addition, ESB circumvented the margins of various media companies to programmatically place their digital advertising with maximum selection and minimal markup. Overall, ESB Advertising maximized Michael & Son’s advertising budget while offering a significant increase in value.

In terms of ROI, Michael & Son’s revenue has almost doubled from 2011 to 2019, while reducing overall advertising costs by 17%.