Have you ever met someone that was born to do something? Maybe that person was a plumber, electrician, or auto mechanic? As I start to get older, I have the privilege of seeing young men and women earn their degrees, sign up for the electrical unions, or start their training to become a plumber. The ironic thing is, only 27% of college graduates work in a job that’s related to their major. 80% of college students end up changing their major at least once. It’s all about finding our way in life, and whether you choose college or trade, it’s all honorable work. I met a manager at a plant nursery the other day who ended up in the business world after college. He said, ” I was making six figures, but I wasn’t happy.” He went on to tell me, “I wanted to be outside and not behind a computer, so I started over and began a trade-in nursery management.” I told him it was all about the journey.
It’s Who I Am, My Calling, My Life, And My World
At Big B’s Plumbing, we have plumbers that started from the bottom and now have successful plumbing careers. They were just born to be a plumber. The plumbers we have far exceed the skills to repipe a house or install a trenchless sewer line. They also have strong people skills, good manners, articulate in speech, as well as all the plumbing skills. I saw a sweatshirt on Amazon the other day that pretty much summed it up. It said, “I was born to be a plumber, to fix, to maintain, to help, to build, to inform, it’s who I am, my calling, my life, and my world.”
Some Have A Passion For What They Do
Some strictly work for money, and then there are those that have a passion to do what they do. Yes, we all have to put food on the table, but it’s nice to see people that work for the love of their trade. There are no free rides to become a plumbing contractor.
- Undergo a thorough criminal background check
- Submit a full set of fingerprints
- Four years’ worth of experience with a foreman, supervisor, or journeyman.
- You must pass the California Contractors State Licensing Board (CSLB) exam.
The exams are on the following topics:
- Rough-in Plumbing Systems
- Service, Repair, and Remodel Plumbing Systems
- Worker and Job Site Safety
- Planning and Estimating
- Finish Plumbing Installations
Do you want to know if you were born to be a plumber? Become an apprentice and start your journey into the trade. There are excellent benefits, as well as good compensation.