Donald Hoskins

AGE: 33



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

DH: 10 years

What drew you into the industry?

DH: I’m a third generation plumber — the need for a career and ability to make great money attracted me to plumbing. Later, I found its helping people in a time of need that is the greatest part of plumbing.

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

DH: Helping people in need as well as seeing the results of your hard work.

What motivates you every day?

DH: My biggest motivation is not reverting to poverty. I grew up in a very poor family, sure my grandpa and dad were plumbers, but my dad was not around during my childhood. So, my mother struggled to raise a family.

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

DH: It may be “blue collar” but most people in this industry are very smart and highly motivated. We deserve respect and high pay for our knowledge.

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

DH: Starting Maximum Plumbing. I am able to employ others and help my community in multiple ways.

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

DH: I am highly motivated and have an Associate’s degree in Business Administration.