Ryan Dorsey : Smithsonian

Plumbing & HVAC

Why did you get into the trade?

I got into the trade because I had a fascination with repairing things. While I was growing up I constantly took things apart and put them back together. I loved working with my hands. My father knew a local plumber who needed a helper when I was 12, and as soon as I started I was hooked! 

What do you like most about your job?

The one thing I like most about my job is being able to use my skills to help others in need and seeing the happiness it brings them. I really love to see a finished product and a job come together.