AGE: 28
COMPANY: A To Z Statewide Plumbing, West Park, Florida
TITLE: Plumbing technician

How long have you been in the PHCP-PVF industry?
I have been in the industry full-time for 10 years; I started when I was 18 years old.

What drew you into the industry?
My father was a great inspiration for me as a child. I decided to follow in his footsteps into the plumbing field.

What is the most rewarding aspect of working in the industry?
On the residential side, it’s the personal connections you make, the relationship between my clients and me. On the commercial side, it’s about making a large difference when solving plumbing problems at shopping plazas, malls, arenas, etc.

What is one thing you wish more people knew/understood about the PHCP-PVF industry?
The importance of devices such as backflows, water pumps, sanitary/sewer lift stations and the hazards they cause if not maintained/serviced.

What has been the proudest moment in your career so far?
My first sanitary sewer lift station installation and startup.

What is one thing most people don’t know about you?
Music is my passion, I’ve played drums since I was six. Currently, I'm taking guitar lessons in my free time. I play privately at home when I have time.

Why he was chosen as a Next Gen All Star Top 20 Under 40 winner:
“Justin is a second-generation plumber. He holds multiple certifications related to our trade. Justin is a great leader and sets a good example for our apprentices. He has a true old-school work ethic that you do not find with most in his generation. He is always ready and willing to help his associates on a daily basis. He has taken our pump division to another level. His niche in our industry is servicing residential and commercial pump systems. He is also backflow repair and tester certified in Florida,” says John Driscoll Jr., of A to Z Statewide Plumbing.