AGE: 35
COMPANY: Gleason Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning and Electric, Wauconda, Illinois
TITLE: President

How long have you been in the PHCP-PVF industry?
I have been full-time for 14 years.

What drew you into the industry?
I like the idea of a recession-proof industry that you can make your own way in.

What is the most rewarding aspect of working in the industry?
I truly believe the trades are what keep a healthy society going. I like being a part of that.

What is one thing you wish more people knew/understood about the PHCP-PVF industry?
I wish more people understood the income potential — earning six figures is very achievable in our industry.

What has been the proudest moment in your career so far?
Every time someone who works for us has a major achievement. When I get to see someone go from apprentice to homeowner and parent is a big win for me.

What is one thing most people don’t know about you?
I am an open book and I try not to hide anything, but I am big into cooking and barbecuing.

Why he was chosen as a Next Gen All Star Top 20 Under 40 winner:
“He is changing the way plumbers are viewed. He has invested in our company to make sure our plumbers are trained aggressively by building a hands-on lab and a classroom to learn etiquette and how to treat the customers and give them a 5-star experience. Our plumbers are clean, trained and prepared to walk into a residential home and impress. He has also been featured by ServiceTitan on its podcast, in online articles and hosted a webinar on how to build sales in the home,” says Joseph Miles, of Gleason Plumbing, Heating, Air and Electric.