For most of his three years at Calvert Controls, Charlie Baker was our only plumber.
A handful of clients who used our mechanical services had a need for plumbing work, and Charlie filled that need. He did it so well that he showed us that plumbing was an area where Calvert Controls could grow and provide an even greater level of service to our clients.
Now, Charlie is part of a three-person team in our plumbing division, which is serving more clients all the time. He does outstanding work, and we are incredibly grateful for all that he does.
Check out this Q&A to learn more about Charlie. You’ll see why we’re so fortunate to have him.
What got you interested in a career in this field?
No. 1 is job security. **** Plumbing is a necessary service that will always be in demand, as people will always need access to clean water and functional plumbing systems.
No. 2 is that it offered good earning potential. Plumbers can earn a good income, particularly if they specialize in certain areas like commercial plumbing or pipefitting.
And it’s hands-on work, so if you enjoy working with your hands and solving practical problems, plumbing can be a satisfying and rewarding career.
There are also plenty of opportunities for advancement in the plumbing industry, such as becoming a master plumber, project manager, or even owning your own plumbing business.
Before I came to Calvert Controls, I was employed with Kirlin Mechanical Contractor’s for 13 years and Reed & Reed Mech. for 29 years.
What has it been like launching the Commercial Plumbing division for an established company like Calvert Controls?
Launching a new division within an established company can be both exciting and challenging. You have the resources and infrastructure of the parent company to support you, including an existing customer base, financial resources, and administrative support.
I also enjoy being surrounded by professional co-workers. It also allowed me to continue to service my established customers.
What project are you most proud of that you’ve worked on at Calvert Controls?
Each project is a unique experience that presents its own set of challenges and opportunities. Successfully completing a project can be a very satisfying experience for both the team members involved and the customer who receives the final product or service.
When a project is completed successfully and meets the customer’s needs and expectations, it can create a sense of achievement and pride for everyone involved. This can also lead to positive feedback and repeat business from satisfied customers, which is a valuable outcome for any organization that’s growing.
What do you enjoy doing most outside of work?
Spending time with my family.
What’s something that your co-workers would be surprised to learn about you?
I’ve belonged to a Masonic Order for 30 years.
What do you love most about working at Calvert Controls?
Overall, working in the plumbing division of Calvert Controls can be a fulfilling and rewarding career choice for those who enjoy working with their hands, problem-solving, helping others, and being able to offer plumbing services to customers.
Having resources in place to address customer needs and concerns is essential for any business that wants to succeed in today’s competitive marketplace. Customers expect to be able to get help when they need it, and companies that can deliver on this expectation are more likely to retain their customers and attract new ones.