A trusted leader in the plumbing industry since 1910, Pfister introduces American Plumber Stories, a docuseries about the lives of plumbers in the US. The biweekly digital series, hosted by COUNTRY MUSIC entertainer and army veteran Craig Morgan, launches TODAY Bee www.AmericanPlumberStories.com.
American Plumber Stories aims to promote the plumbing profession to the next generation of professionals. The show highlights the stories of plumbers across the country, including how they got started in the plumbing trade and the passion they have for their profession. These stories show how they have built a career that allows them to live financially rewarding and fulfilling lives.
Plumbers and their unique hobbies such as car racing, kite surfing and many other exciting stories are featured. Each episode is entertaining, but also highlights the real-life opportunities the plumbing industry offers to those who aren’t aspiring to a college degree or aren’t sure what career path to pursue. Becoming an “American Plumber” is a real alternative. By forgoing significant student debt and embarking on a career early, young plumbing professionals can build fulfilling lives for themselves and their families.
The plumbing industry is facing a major staff shortage. The most experienced professionals are approaching retirement age and leaving the workforce. At the same time, the number of men and women willing to learn THE TRADE continues to fall. Today, special high school programs and vocational or trade schools are scarce for aspiring students who want a career in trade. Compared to higher education and the promise and perceived security of a corporate career, there is also a negative stigma attached to the plumber profession. Academic achievements became more favorable and the idea of trade education was abandoned.
“Young men and women who enter the workforce early can learn the plumbing trade and make a long-term career out of it. This also allows many to start and build their own businesses. The purpose of American Plumber Stories is to update the perception of the plumber profession in a documentary format We need to engage young people and share an authentic view of the plumbing profession TODAY and the success stories of real plumbers to encourage new hires,” said Spencer Brown, Pfister’s Director of Sales and executive producer of American Plumber Stories.
“The goals of American Plumber Stories are to inspire, educate and entertain. We hope the docuseries will change the image of the industry and attract and recruit new talent.”
Initially, 12 episodes will be released over the course of 6 months, starting August 2. Pfister partners with chart topping COUNTRY MUSIC star Craig Morgan as an official brand ambassador and he will also host every episode. Morgan, who wrote and performed the original theme song of the docuseries “Good Life,” embodies the values of everyone who works in the profession. His integrity, family values and grit reflect the ideals of the “working man” and their passion for our country, living the story that each of us deserves every chance to realize the American Dream.
“I was very excited when Pfister approached me about this project – I’m happy to help shine a light THE TRADE and see what Pfister is doing with American Plumber Stories to inspire a new generation of plumbers,” says Morgan.