JOURNEYMAN PLUMBING DETAILER
An interview with Shelby:
Which Union are you a Member of?
Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 68 in Houston, Texas
What's your trade specialization?
What's your classification?
How many years of field work did you have before becoming a detailer?
I've worked in the field for 10 years.
How many years have you been a detailing?
I've been detailing for 11 years.
What type of field work have you performed?
I did small to large scale commercial works. Including stadiums, hospitals, condos, kitchens, labs, tenant lease spaces and many more.
What was your last company and how long where you there?
I was last with Gowan, Inc. for 4 years.
What are other job roles you have performed in the past?
I started a BIM department for a mechanical contractor and managed small crews in the field. I also worked as a plumbing designer for an engineering firm and a lead coordinator for past companies.
What passion, energy or excitement do you bring into the workplace with you?
I enjoy solving the design team's riddles. Working with others, and sharing the knowledge I've acquired keeps me connected to the world outside of my daily life as a family man.
My son plays club soccer, and that keeps us busy. I practice Qigong and Yoga, and take walks in nature. Occasionally, I still night dance with my wife.