Grand pa’s mentor

I love to read Dan Holohan’s articles about growing up in the business and the funny stories that came from him learning his way around.  I am blessed in that I am a fourth generation in the HVACR and Plumbing trades business.  Growing up I heard and laughed at (more than a few) and (more than once) my fair share of stories from dad, grand pa and various uncles about pipes into the head, gas (the real natural kind) into air intakes and a prayer in a trailer with an expensive helicopter bearing down on a bad roof.  I can also remember driving around the campus of Butler University in Indianapolis and hearing my dad tell me which relative ran the underground or the finish on this or that building.  I can even occassionally find my grand pa’s contractor notes on cooling tower projects from the 60’s or 70’s in my rep office today.  As those guys move from this place to the next, I become more and more grateful for the pipe, stone and wire that is my legacy.  I am very thankful for the men and women that built this nation and the men and women that made me.  I am proud to be someone’s (someones’) legacy.

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