Loyal Plumbing in Rapid City, SD, has quite the band of "Misfits" working together! Plumbing is a constant in these guys' lives and has always been there for them. Plumbing allows this crew to try different things, be accountable and make great money. They encourage others to enter the trades because there are so many opportunities and pathways in the trades industry to find something you love to do as a successful career. Meet the Loyal Plumbing “Misfit” team below
Mark Falcon from Rapid City, SD, found his way thanks to plumbing. He was at a crossroads after high school and had no idea what to do next. Thanks to his job at a hardware store, he had the opportunity to go on a plumbing job site and saw how good the money was in the trades. The rest is history! When he's not in the field plumbing for his company, Loyal Plumbing, or with his wife Kirsten Falcon, he's fighting fires for the local fire department. He gives credit to the trades for all of his success in life.
Jeff Mulz, co-owner of Loyal Plumbing, wears many hats for the company, including working as one of the onsite plumbers. He is a Professional Golfer in his spare time, with many tournament championship titles under his belt. When Mark joined the fire department, Jeff was the first "Misfit" hire to help run the day-to-day business because golf was a seasonal job and he needed something full-time. Now, he has created a dream life for himself and his family, all because of the trades.
Jeremy Davis has been a plumber for over a decade and was their third "Misfit" hire. From service plumbing to new construction, Jeremy can do it all. He gives back to his community by helping others who grew up like him, living on the reservation daily. Jeremy teaches kids the ins and outs of the trade, showing the troubled youth how working in the trades can be an escape. The trade's education has helped to keep these kids out of trouble and has provided direction for all those who struggle growing up on the reservation. He's overcome many challenges in life and is thriving now, thanks to his career in plumbing.
Over half of America’s skilled trade employees are nearing retirement age. When it comes to plumbing, there are fewer men and women entering the workforce. Our country is in dire need of the next generation of plumbers. Being a plumber isn't just a good job, it's a great career.
American Plumber Stories features plumbers across the nation, sharing the passion they have for their profession. Learn how they got started, their advice for future plumbers, and the rewards that come with the trade.