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Al’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Provides Maintenance, Repair & Replacement services for Plumbing & HVAC in Melissa, TX.
Since 1989, Al’s has served southern Denton & Collin counties, northern Dallas County & northeast Tarrant County with up to a 12 Truck Service Fleet to serve you promptly.
This Is What You Get With Al’s:
- As a company, Al’s has a Texas Plumbing License, PLUS
- We employ only Texas Licensed Plumbers. The Plumber coming into your home also has a Texas Plumber License.
- We pull all Plumbing and HVAC Permits required by your City. You can check your City’s website to know when a Plumbing or HVAC Permit is required.
- We employ NATE Certified HVAC Technicians (Details on NATE below. Texas doesn’t have HVAC Licenses).
- We install Brand-Specific Repair Parts versus “one size fits all”.
- Our Service Staff has over 110 years experience.
Al’s Offers 24 / 7 Emergency Service for both Plumbing & HVAC Systems in Melissa, TX
Boundaries and History of Melissa, TX
Boundaries of Melissa, TX:
Melissa, TX is located (nearly entirely) northeast of the intersection of U.S. Highway 75 / Central Expressway and Rt. 121 / Sam Rayburn Highway.
Melissa’s boundaries are too detailed to describe here. The north-most point of the Town is at the intersection of Collin County Outer Loop and Rt. 5 / Powell Parkway. The south-most point is (just south of) Rt. 75, at the off-ramp for Rt. 5. The west-most point is along Rt. 279 / Melissa Rd, .5 mile west of East Fork Trinity River. The east-most point is located roughly in alignment with Rt. 413 and .5 mile west of Rt. 1827 / New Hope Road, E.
History of Melissa, TX
In the 1840s, the rich soils of the Blackland Prairie and the waters of the Elm Fork of the Trinity River attracted settlers to the area when the Peters Colony was opened to settlement. The town was laid out in 1872, when the Houston and Texas Central Railway reached the area. After the organization of the Melissa community, residents of Highland, 2½ miles north, moved there.
Melissa received a post office in May 1873. Its population was estimated at 100 in 1884. Beginning in 1908, the community was connected by the Texas Electric Railway. This transportation network made Melissa a commercial and community center for area farmers. By 1914 its population had reached 400.
Unlike many rural communities in Texas, Melissa had electric lights, a telephone exchange, and paved roads before 1920. It also had five churches, a large school, and a number of businesses, including a bank and two cotton gins that shipped 3,000 bales of cotton annually.
In 1921, a tornado struck, demolishing many businesses. In 1929, a fire destroyed many of the buildings that had been rebuilt after the tornado. The Great Depression, mechanization of farming, and job opportunities in the Dallas metropolitan area after World War II further slowed community growth. The population of Melissa declined from a high of 500 in 1925 to 285 in 1949.
Melissa was incorporated in the early 1970s. In 1980 it had a population of 604 and nine businesses. In 1990 its population was 557. In 2000, the population was 1,350. In 2010, Melissa’s population was 4,753.