As Regional Plumbing, Heating & Air’s lead service technician, Justin Jamieson has had the pleasure of getting to know the company’s clients, solving their plumbing issues, and swapping life stories in the process. Anyone that’s met Jamieson knows about his two passions— plumbing, and his animal sanctuary farm that has rescued dozens of lives.
“We take in unwanted animals or animals that have been abused. We can’t say no,” Jamieson said. “We have 15 horses, 17 chickens, nine ducks, six wild turkey chicks, nine dogs and four cats— it’s why I work.”
For Jamieson and his family, living on their farm has allowed them and their animals to have their own space. It’s the peaceful atmosphere of the farm that’s helped heal so many of their wards.
“We really enjoy taking in an animal that’s malnourished or mistreated and showing them what a good life is,” he said. “We learn about a lot of these animals that need a home through social media and online, or friends call us every now and then saying ‘we found this dog or this horse needs a home’, or whatever the case may be. It’s usually through the grapevine— people know who we are, and we have a big social network that we work with.”
Jamieson says there’s never a dull moment at the farm and wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.
“We have everything ranging from a Rat Terrier all the way to a Great Dane,” he said. “It’s awesome to look back and see how much an animal has grown from the time we’ve rescued him or her.”
Jamieson’s love for animals runs deep. So much, in fact, that it has worked its way into his job at Regional Plumbing, Heating & Air. When Jamieson is on a job, he works hard to build a relationship with clients.
“Over the last two years at the company, I’ve met a lot of nice people and got to learn about their backgrounds, exchange life stories, and meet their dogs,” he said. “I love working with customers and educating them on what’s going on with their home. I’ve learned that it’s nice to explain it to people so they understand what I’m doing in their home and why it needs to be done a certain way.”
It’s that commitment of providing the highest quality service to the client that’s made him the leader of the company’s plumbing service. Jamieson credits his impeccable work ethic to his time in military service.
“When I joined the military, I became a water and fuel systems engineer,” he said. “I got my license in plumbing in Alaska where I was stationed and continued my education and schooling from there. When I got out of the service, I came home and wanted to get my foot in the door somewhere, so I joined a local union.”
When an opportunity became available at Regional Plumbing, Heating & Air, Jamieson thought it was the perfect opportunity for him and his career.
“I truly love what I do because I get to help people,” Jamieson said. “I’m in a different house multiple times a day with new people. I get to meet a lot of different people with what I get to do and experience different situations.”
For more information on Regional Plumbing, Heating & Air, visit, https://www.rphnwi.com/.
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