Meet the Team

    Manny Shirley

    Manny Shirley


    An interview with Manny:

    Which Union are you a Member of?

    U.A. Local Union No. 469 Phoenix, AZ.

    What's your trade specialization?


    Which classification or term are you?

    Journeyman Pipefitter Detailer

    How many years of field work did you have before becoming detailer?

    I did 8 years of field work.

    How many years have you been detailing?

    I've been detailing for 10 years.

    What type of field work have you performed?

    I have done Tube Bending, Soldering, Brazing, Hot Air Welding, PVDF Welding, Gluing PVC, Hanger installation, Finishing, Installing Cast Iron, Equipment setting, Heavy rigging, Crane spotting, High Purity Gas Installation, UG piping/plumbing, Threading pipe, Gas fitting and arc welding.

    Where did you work last, and how long were you there?

    I was worked with JB Henderson and I was there for 6 good years

    What are other job roles you have performed in the past?

    I've done Foreman, General Foreman and Basebuild BIM Manager

    What passion, energy or excitement do you bring into the workplace with you?

    I love designing because it starts in your head as a thought or idea. I like to call it having the "vision". This vision will impact someones life like a new home or hospital and that to me is very special. I love helping others grow and helping them develop that vision and seeing their idea materialize before them. Solving problems are especially rewarding since I loved doing puzzles growing up so its definitely a very rewarding and fulfilling job.

    What do you do for fun in your off hours?
    I am very active,but I do like to take it easy and refocus at home. I like working around the house and helping out on my in-law's ranch. I like to fish, hike, camp and travel to the beach. I also am game for staying in, especially now, and keeping a low profile.