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Feb 28, 2020 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Company News

“I am naturally creative, detailed oriented, work well with my hands, and excel at problem solving, so following in my father’s footsteps to become a pipefitter was an easy career choice,” recalls Hermanson Fitting Foreman Ken Flores.  However, Ken’s skills as a pipefitter are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg for this Renaissance man.  Ken grew up in Chicago, in a multi-ethnic neighborhood filled with authentic cuisine and colorful cultures.  Through this background, he developed an appreciation for cultural diversity, different languages, and flavors.  A self-described “foodie”, Ken and his wife/soulmate/life partner of fifteen years enjoy the flavor offerings close... Read More


Nov 22, 2019 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Company News

Being courageous enough to lead and humble enough to admit mistakes is the attitude that has earned Hermanson’s Service Foreman, Jimmy Hoettel, the respect of his peers.Jimmy was introduced to the trades by an uncle who worked as a building engineer. After taking a tour of the HVAC system at a downtown Seattle high-rise, Jimmy signed up with Local 66. He began his apprenticeship in 2006 and has been involved in the service sector ever since.After being together ten years, Jimmy married his high school sweetheart, Sadie, in 2014. They have two children Tucker (2) and newborn Taryn arrived in... Read More


Nov 1, 2019 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Company News

Hermanson Fitting Foreman, Kevin Mireles, believes the most important part of his job is making sure his crew is safe and everyone makes it home safely to their families at the end of the day.After ten years in the Army and three combat deployments in Iraq, Kevin appreciates a safe working environment. He is grateful for the commitment that Hermanson makes to prepare, train and equip their workers and knows that he would be supported in stopping work if conditions were unsafe.When Kevin returned from his last deployment, a friend introduced him to the pipefitting trade. He went to the... Read More


Sep 27, 2019 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Company News

“I have always been mechanically inclined,” recalls Hermanson Plumbing Foreman Chris Flanigan, “and early-on friends steered me toward a career in the plumbing and fitting trade. It has turned out to be great advice.” Chris works at one of Hermanson’s Oregon jobs in Beaverton and has been on the job since January 2018. Before Hermanson, Chris worked for small contractors in the Portland area and rotated between service and new commercial construction. He is a member of the Local 290 which is a sister chapter to the Seattle area’s Local 32. Married and step-dad to two teenagers, Chris and his family enjoy... Read More