In the summer of 2015 I had the unique opportunity to take my skilled trade abroad to West Africa. A nongovernmental organization (NGO) called the Himalayan Institute (HI) was looking for a plumber to help train local staff and perform repairs on their 10,000 square foot building. They were gearing up to host a guided […]
When Joshua Ferguson (30) graduated from high school, being a tradesman was the last thing on his mind, especially being a plumber. “The industry isn’t always held in the highest regards. I never grew up wanting to be a plumber. I thought plumbers were dirty people who just cleaned out toilets and that’s it,” Ferguson […]
There was a time hard physical work was respected. When laboring with your hands meant something of pride, self-reliance, and ingenuity. Hands to work provided the means to make for yourself, your family, your community, and your country. Getting dirty brought satisfaction to a job well done.