Meet John Rothrock from Rothrock Plumbing Service,LLC
Read his American Plumber story!
How did you get started in the plumbing trade?
Influence from my grandfather and my dad. My dad told me when I graduated high school to get a job or get out. My grandfather had a small construction business and encouraged me to take up a trade, especially plumbing. He told me that they made a lot of money but just had to work hard. I wasn’t scared of work because that’s all we ever did was freaking work. Day in and day out. I knew that I had the work ethic to do the job and all I needed was to be taught the basics of the trade. So I applied to work at a local plumbing company and was taught the tools of the trade. I always wanted to be an entrepreneur and decided I would give it a shot. I started my company in 2016 and focused primarily on service and installation. Not a lot of new construction. I currently employ two young men who have a vast interest in the trade and are doing very well. I have a lot of faith in them and enjoy passing on my knowledge of the trade in hopes that they will take over and I can focus more on the business aspect of things. I wouldn’t trade my career path for anything. It sucks some days but so does everything else. It is what it is. It’s a damn good career and has kept my family taken well care of. I hope my young son will pick it up and run with it. I just hope my father and grandfather are proud. Pride in plumbing.
What do you like most about your work as a plumber?
Meeting new people and marketing my business.