Daniel Worm

AGE: 38



How long have you been in the PHCP-PVF industry?

DW: I started with Uponor in 2007 as a plumbing designer, which was really my first true introduction into the plumbing industry. Prior to Uponor, I was a self-employed general contractor, but subbed most of my plumbing work out. So long story short, I’ve been in the construction industry for over 22 years, and the plumbing/HVAC industry specifically for 16.

What drew you into the industry?

DW: At the time, I had just completed my Associate's program in drafting/design and was looking for something more consistent/steady than being a general contractor. Joining Uponor as a designer provided me with a ton of learning and experience as they had offerings in both the radiant heating and cooling markets, as well as plumbing and fire sprinkler. Additionally, Uponor was just dipping its toes into the commercial plumbing market, so I was able to help grow and develop our services and offerings for a much more diverse building set.

What is the most rewarding aspect of working in the industry?

DW: Working in the construction industry is rewarding because the outputs are tangible, meaning you can physically see/feel the products, systems and structures you’ve designed and installed — it provides a sense of accomplishment.

What motivates you every day?

DW: Helping our customers design, select and install safer, more efficient systems and always looking for ways to improve.

What is one thing you wish more people knew/understood about the PHCP-PVF industry?

DW: The systems that we all design/sell/install help make our lives as humans easier/better/safer. In general, I think we take a lot of things for granted, like indoor plumbing or central air conditioning. Having safe, hygienic piping materials for indoor plumbing, or hydronic radiant heating and cooling systems that provide a healthier and more comfortable living environment, we can take a lot of pride in knowing that we’re providing safe and efficient systems.

What has been your proudest moment in your career so far?

DW: In 2022, I was awarded the Uponor President’s Excellence Award along with nine of my colleagues, and it was great knowing that my work and contributions are appreciated.

What is one thing most people don’t know about you?

DW: I was voted class daredevil in high school. I grew up on wheels, raced motocross for a few years and was the kid jumping bonfires with my BMX bike. Unfortunately, that also comes with a high risk of injury, and I have two broken femurs to show for it — not fun!