One of the main tenets of Fresno Plumbing & Heating Inc is to build the future of the industry, starting with their own team. They acknowledge it can be a challenge finding qualified employees. As older plumbers retire, there is a need to fill the void with new plumbers up to the task. In order to ensure their workers possess the skill sets needed to live up to Fresno Plumbing's work ethic, they have incorporated apprenticeships and training sessions into their business model. They have apprentices that work for them from state-approved PHCC and NorCal ABC programs and also offer in-house training, which includes plumbing code classes, water heater installation, soldering, and copper-work, to name a few areas. Additionally, about 60 staff members are OSHA-certified. The company holds sexual harassment classes and does CPR certification training for those who need it.
Fresno Plumbing provides their workers with great benefits and, not surprisingly, many have been with the company for more than 20 years. But Fresno Plumbing even goes one step further, often hiring from organizations that offer people a “second chance,” such as those coming out of the prison system or at-risk youths who may have been in gangs. Fresno Plumbing & Heating Inc is very much into community welfare, helping as many people as possible to find good jobs and giving them the opportunity to make a better life for themselves and their families. They know that when they help someone, that person will likely be a lifetime employee.