I got my start in the plumbing business in early 1979 working for a plumber in southern New Jersey as a warehouse grunt. Six months later I was promoted to counter/showroom sales. In early 1981, I relocated to Seminole, FL where I went to work with Tampa Wholesale as a counter/warehouse associate. I became homesick and returned to New Jersey to work for the same plumber I had been with previously. It was during this time that I gained a tremendous amount of knowledge. In 1985, I returned to Tampa Wholesale to work with Pat Whalen at their Port Richey location. I moved on to Tarpon Wholesale in 1986 to assume a managerial role there until 1995. I came to Hughes Supply and was appointed Plumbing Department manager and then became Operations Manager but missed the sales part of the business so I returned to working with our customers directly. I stayed in that role until Hughes was sold to The Home Depot and I left to work for a local plumber as a purchasing agent. In early 2009, I re-joined the HD Supply Plumbing team in Port Richey. My experience spans 32 years in this business. I spend most of my time away from the plumbing business enjoying horticulture and playing golf. “If we don’t have it, you don’t need it!” Be sure to stop in and meet me.