Since the age of 14, Chuck Colbert has been learning the ins and outs of the plumbing industry. His career as a plumbing technician started alongside his dad, going along on service calls and learning the trade. After high school, Chuck went into plumbing at the same company his dad worked for, working alongside him just like he had as a teenager. After 19 years, Chuck went looking for something different, that’s when he found Chapman.
“I was looking for a less stressful environment and I found Chapman. They really are a second family here and they care about my own family as much as they care about the Chapman family. Jeff does a lot to get the families involved. Last year we all went to King’s Island and this winter we went bowling. It’s great to be with a company that is so caring about the people.”
In his 4 years at Chapman, Chuck’s duties as a service plumber include assessing and fixing plumbing issues. Working in the field, Chuck is sure to explain to clients the issues and service required to fix plumbing problems in detail
“I get told I talk a lot, and I like to talk. I want to make sure nothing gets left out.”
Chuck is the go-to resource for all things plumbing and doesn’t hesitate to explain things in detail. When we asked Chuck a few questions about common plumbing issues, he had a lot of knowledge to share from his years as a plumbing professional.
“The best thing you can do is get things checked out yearly. It depends on the type of pipes you have. Galvanized piping should be inspected and likely replaced soon, this type of piping is mostly found in older homes.”
“Cooper piping is a little better, but still does require yearly inspection. The biggest issue we find is calcium buildup. If you notice dripping or difficulty turning faucets on and off, it’s likely a calcium buildup. Checks and service are the best ways to avoid small problems becoming big, expensive problems.”
Outside of work Chuck likes working with cars. Currently, he’s working on restoring a 1990 Suburban. Chuck was raised working on cars and any opportunity he has to work with his hands, he takes.
He stays busy with 3 kids and spends a lot of his time with his daughter at the softball diamond. It doesn’t seem like there would be much time left in Chuck’s schedule for anything else, but he is also a volunteer firefighter and EMT. He has been volunteering since he was 14, giving time to help others is a big part of Chuck’s life.
We asked Chuck what his ultimate vacation would be. “My ultimate dream is to drive Route 66, or part of Route 66 in an old car. My wife and I both like to travel and with my love of cars, it’s always been a dream of mine.”
We’re lucky to have such a knowledgeable technician taking care of our clients and contributing to our community. If it’s time to have your pipes looked at, give us a call and schedule an appointment for Chuck to come assess the plumbing in your home.
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