Gene Burch

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Consulting
Occupation Retired Plumbing & HVAC Contractor
Location Petaluma, California, United States
Introduction Like many others who work in our industry. I was not a very good student, and was just plain bored with sitting in class. However, I loved working with my hands, and solving mechanical problems. I entered the trades in 1959, and in the late 1960s I got involved in teaching, which I still do for our Local PHCC, & IAPMOs Green Plumbers Program. In 1975, I started my own Plumbing Business, and like many new owners in our industry, I did not know how business really worked, or how much money to charge for my services. Then, in the recession of 1989-1992 we were looking at Bankruptcy, and I decided to try and save the business by finally finding out what it actually cost to operate our business. I also installed a Flat Rate Plumbing Service & Repair System, and later on added HVAC. After receiving many hours of help and advice from others, along with a lot of hard work on our part, we saved our company. I am a firm believer in making our industry better for everyone in it through ongoing training and education, and fully subscribe to that old adage, “A rising tide will float all boats”.
Interests My Grandson, Teaching, Training, Business Coaching, Golf
Favorite Movies Caddy Shack, Fargo, Pulp Fiction
Favorite Music Country, Jazz, Irish Jigs
Favorite Books The E-Myth Revisited, Who Moved My Cheese