How long have you been in the PHCP-PVF industry?
LA: 15 years
What drew you into the industry?
LA: My Mother and Father own a plumbing company, LPA Plumbing. I started my career with them at a young age.
What is the most rewarding aspect of working in the industry?
LA: The most rewarding aspect of my career is finishing a large project that I started from scratch. Being able to see my ideas and planning take shape and function in a space that was previously nothing is rewarding.
What motivates you every day?
LA: My daughter — she is 4 and she motivates me every single day.
What is one thing you wish more people knew/understood about the PHCP-PVF industry?
LA: I wish more people understood the places and careers that this industry has to offer. I believe if more of the youth of our nation were exposed to this industry and all that it has to offer, then we would be able to help our industry grow today and in the future.
What has been your proudest moment in your career so far?
LA: The proudest moment of my career so far was walking through my parents’ office doors after passing my Plumbing License exam, and hugging and thanking them both.
What is one thing most people don’t know about you?
LA: One thing that people do not know about me is that if I am not at work, I can be found losing to my wife at Mario Kart or spending as much time with my daughter as possible.