How long have you been in the PHCP-PVF industry?

SO: I have been in the industry for a year and a half.

What drew you into the industry?

SO: Being part of a family-owned and operated business started by my grandfather in 1986.

What is the most rewarding aspect of working in the industry?

SO: The opportunity to always progress and get better.

What is one thing you wish more people knew/understood about the PHCP-PVF industry?

SO: The company you work for can make all the difference in your success. I have been blessed to work for a company that devotes time and energy diligently to my own personal and professional growth.

What has been the proudest moment in your career so far?

SO: Installing my first tankless unit by myself after six months on the job.

What is one thing most people don’t know about you?

SO: I went to college in an unrelated field.

Why he was chosen as a Next Gen All Star Top 20 Under 40 winner:

“Stephen has been employed at CPI Plumbing & Heating for approximately 16 months. During these 16 months, he has applied himself to learning more about the plumbing and heating trade than any other individual that I have seen in over 30 plus years in the industry. He is proficient in residential and commercial plumbing and HVAC service. He has excellent diagnostic/troubleshooting skills in both trades and works well both independently or on a team. A couple of additional things I really admire about Stephen is his work ethic and his no quit, positive attitude. His grandfather and father were excellent journeyman plumbers and boiler tradesmen, and I have no doubt Stephen will be one, too!” says Brad Tully of CPI Plumbing & Heating.