Recognizing the need for effective and reliable leak detection services, Richard B. Rennick founded American Leak Detection. Growing up, Rennick worked for his father’s plumbing company, where he had to help locate water leaks in pipes buried under concrete slabs with a hammer and a 6-pound chisel. Not only was this task tedious and time-consuming, but it also left a huge mess for the homeowner. This made him realize there had to be a better way to detect leaks. As an adult, Rennick became a police officer and supplemented his income with part-time work as a plumber. While working in the water and wastewater industry, he became even more convinced of the need to locate leaks using a less invasive method. Rennick decided to work with an expert to develop devices that could locate hidden leaks.