AGE: 25
COMPANY: CPI Plumbing & Heating, Mount Vernon, Washington
TITLE: Technician

How long have you been in the PHCP-PVF industry?
I have been in the industry for a year and a half.

What drew you into the industry?
Being part of a family-owned and operated business started by my grandfather in 1986.

What is the most rewarding aspect of working in the industry?
The opportunity to always progress and get better.

What is one thing you wish more people knew/understood about the PHCP-PVF industry?
The company you work for can make all the difference in your success. I have been blessed to work for a company that devotes time and energy diligently to my own personal and professional growth.

What has been the proudest moment in your career so far?
Installing my first tankless unit by myself after six months on the job.

What is one thing most people don’t know about you?
I went to college in an unrelated field.

Why he was chosen as a Next Gen All Star Top 20 Under 40 winner:
“Stephen has been employed at CPI Plumbing & Heating for approximately 16 months. During these 16 months, he has applied himself to learning more about the plumbing and heating trade than any other individual that I have seen in over 30 plus years in the industry. He is proficient in residential and commercial plumbing and HVAC service. He has excellent diagnostic/troubleshooting skills in both trades and works well both independently or on a team. A couple of additional things I really admire about Stephen is his work ethic and his no quit, positive attitude. His grandfather and father were excellent journeyman plumbers and boiler tradesmen, and I have no doubt Stephen will be one, too!” says Brad Tully of CPI Plumbing & Heating.