Meet Logan Shears from Jarboe's Plumbing.
Read his American Plumber story!
How did you get started in the plumbing trade?
I graduated from high school in 2015 and in school you was told that if you didn't go to college you would basically fail in life because the world has such a negative look on the trades. So I went to college for 2 semesters and was studying "beer 101" and quickly began failing classes. My brother at the time was working for a plumbing company and was recruiting me to join the trades. I told him I didn't want to play in poop for a living, I wanted a better job. Well over time, my brother finally convinced me to join the trades and to this day it's the best decision I have ever made!
What do you like most about your work as a plumber?
Connecting with the customer and basically being their super hero on fixing their issue--that's what I love most.
What advice do you have for the younger generation entering the plumbing trade?
Don't let society force you to look down on the trades. I know a lot of people today in the trades are making more money than with a college degree. But if joining the trade is something you want to do, it isn't something you can half do, you need to take is serious and you need to have pride in the work you do.