Jake Fitzpatrick : American Plumber Stories

Read his American Plumber story!


How did you get started in the plumbing trade?

Right out of high school I was going to a 1/2 day vocational school and my teacher got me a job with a local plumber

What do you like most about your work as a plumber?


Something different everyday. Meeting new people and conquering new obstacles. Learning something new everyday whether it’s from a veteran in the field or a new upcoming apprentice. The trade advances everyday and you have to be able to adapt and adjust to every situation. Being able to make someone smile because you’ve fixed their issue is a great feeling whether you’re replacing their main sewer or just a flapper on their toilet.

What advice do you have for the younger generation entering the plumbing trade?  

Hit the ground running. We’re running out of veterans in the plumbing field. The term “you have to put your time is” is no longer an issue. As long as you are teachable and a hard work by the time you finish your apprenticeship or even before that you can be ready to run your own work and be in charge of your own jobs. Have an open mind and be able to think differently because not all problems are what you first think they are. Don’t be afraid to make a mistake. I’ve made countless mistakes big and small and I still managed to get my masters license by the age of 25.

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