Why Plumbing?

Many assume that I work on dirty drains all day.

The truth is that drain maintenance is a small part of what a plumber may or may not do in their career.
In fact,
I did not perform drain maintenance for the first 10 years I was in the plumbing trade.

Basic drain maintenance can be performed by many homeowners without
the need to call a plumber
(Hint - Rent a drain cleaning machine from Home Depot).

Call me when you need a sewer video camera inspection, sewer line location,
high pressure hydro-jetting or have a tree root intrusion inyour drain or sewer.

Let’s get back to the “brains” question. I worked on new commercial & residential construction as a helper,
apprentice, foreman & superintendent. Now when I say plumber, I mean the ability to pull up to a pad of dirt where a
building is going to stand & design, size, create isometric drawings, & supervise the installation of the
waste, vent, cold & hot water, gas, condensation & roof drain piping serving the dwelling. In hospitals this piping can also include
oxygen, air & vacuum piping. Plumbing is a unique tradePlumbing is a unique trade in that the piping is in the ground, through the
concrete slab, in the walls, outside of the walls, in the attic & through the roof of most buildings.

Few trades require more coordinating with other trades to permit a modern plumbing system to become an integral part
of a dwelling.
The current Uniform Plumbing Code includes 485 fun filled pages meticulously outlining the rules of plumbing.

Whether covered by concrete, dirt or hidden behind sheetrock, a plumber can see the plumbing piping
without physically seeing the pipes because a plumber knows the rules & has installed the piping hundreds
of times in new construction projects. As you can tell, I have a lot of pride in my trade
and I am happy to call myself a master plumber.

Perhaps I’m not a typical plumber in that I did attend college & enjoyed a strong GPA in classes that included Accounting,
Business Law & Calculus. After graduating, I worked in a nice air conditioned office
wearing nice clothes pushing clean papers around on my desk.

I have nothing but respect for those that can work in an office environment day in & day out.
I now know that I was not put on earth to sit at a desk which brings me to the reasons that I love being a plumber.
I know that plumbers do a great service for society.

I believe that the good health & hygiene of our nation is contingent upon modern plumbing systems. We have hot & cold water
on demand & unsanitary waste is removed from our homes by the simple push of a toilet handle. 
Whether one is a doctor, lawyer, millionaire or of humble means, they have plumbing.

I get to meet all kinds of people from all walks of life. I get to work in various locations
throughout the week & of course the monetary compensation is normally above average compared to other trades.
Another benefit of being a tradesman is the physicality of the work. We get a good workout on most work days.
I appreciate the opportunity to serve people’s plumbing needs.

It gives me a great deal of satisfaction when a customer is thankful for our efforts & the stress of a plumbing problem has been lifted
off their shoulders. There are always new things to learn about plumbing because it is an ever evolving trade.
The infamous P Trap was invented a short 135 years ago. I consider myself a problem solver
& pride myself on having an aptitude
for being very organized. When you are dealing with thousands of parts on your van, organization is the difference
between being good & being excellent.

These days it seems that few people want a salt of the earth job.
The good that plumbers do for society is something that I can put my brain around & I always feel
good about our efforts at the end of a work day.
Once again, I love my trade, I’m proud to be a plumber & I hope the preceding insights help in your understanding of an
individual that introduces themselves as a plumber.

From The Owner


Following a recent visit with my family in Santa Monica,
I realized just how much I love being in my city of Las Vegas.

Enduring 10 freeway changes in 7 lanes of stop & go traffic in a heavy
rain in the aggressive mass humanity of
Southern California is enough to push most
people over the edge of sanity.

When I got back to the beloved Interstate 15, the rain stopped & it was as though the
angels were singing enroute to our home in
Las Vegas.

My friends & family have often asked me why I was originally attracted to Las Vegas,
why I have stayed & why I have no intension of leaving
Growing up in beautiful
Northern California & living in the Mediterranean climate of Southern California
for 12 years might invoke the question “Why do you make Las Vegas your home?”
After a tumultuous couple of years living in
Southern California, my wife & I decided
it was time for a change in our family’s lives.

We moved from Anaheim to Sacramento to Reno & settled in Las Vegas in 1997.
We were attracted to
Las Vegas because relatively speaking,
it’s a small town with big town attributes & housing was & is very affordable.

Furthermore, because Nevada was enjoying a huge construction boom & for some
reasons involving chance & fate, we decided to pursue our dream of owning and
operating our own plumbing contracting business in
Las Vegas.

I knew that for my family to succeed at our plumbing service business,
we needed to make an absolute commitment to a city & make our stand.

Las Vegas has been very kind to us & our plumbing business has grown over the years.
In serving thousands of Las Vegans at their homes & businesses,
I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to meet many friendly people in
Las Vegas.

I would attribute this friendliness to a lions’ share of the Las Vegas economy being
centered around serving the interests of 30+ million tourists at the many hotels,
restaurants, casinos & stores that
Las Vegas has to offer. After all,
Las Vegas is in the people business.

Despite the ups & downs of the Las Vegas economy including the crash of 2006
where I witnessed many businesses go under & thousands of victims of foreclosure,
we have weathered the storm & have never considered leaving Las Vegas.

And now, things are looking up as they always do on this resilient island in the
desert. Our children have all attended school here and
I’m proud to say our kids are all healthy & happy.  

Furthermore, despite becoming adults & having opportunities
to live in other cities, all our children have remained in the
Las Vegas valley.

Regarding Las Vegas weather, despite the heat of summer,
I enjoy the dry crisp air of
Las Vegas. The heat has taken some getting used to
but I will never get used to the high humidity that exists in places other than the desert.  
We have enjoyed living in a good neighborhood for many years now.

Our neighbors are friendly & we feel safe at home. Despite the image of Las Vegas being sin city,
the truth is that law enforcement officers in
Las Vegas tolerate very little nonsense.

I must premise the following reasons why I have no intension of leaving Las Vegas.
I have few bad habits other than working too much (so my kids say).

Outside of restaurants & occasional shows, the vices that Las Vegas has to offer do
not interest me. I’m not much for night life.

Gambling bores me & I’ll leave the rest of the vices up to the tourists & those that are
wild at heart. Local Las Vegans avoid the strip like a river to go around.
Now, that which truly fascinates me about my city is that there is an intangible energy
to Las Vegas that cannot be found in any other city.

After all, Hollywood movie producers don’t normally make films in cities that are
boring. After witnessing a spectacular desert sunset & in looking out over the skyline,
one cannot help but be overwhelmed by the spectacle of a city built in the middle of a
desert where almost nothing existed 70 short years ago.

I’m fascinated by the ingenuity & resourcefulness of many very smart hard
working people to create the illusion of Las Vegas
that attracts 30+ million visitors a year to a valley that has a population of a little
over 2 million residents.

At night, I look over the Las Vegas sky line with awe. Las Vegas represents more than
bright lights. Las Vegas represents the ingenuity of human beings.

Whenever I travel to another city, I can’t wait to get back to Las Vegas.
When I’m asked why I live in Las Vegas.
My reply is “Why would I want to live anywhere else? It is home.”



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