Who is Brian Harding?
Brian Harding began his career by taking an entry level position in the steel industry in 1994. After nine years, he left the industry to pursue higher paying opportunities – having climbed the ranks to Supervisor and Process Improvement Coordinator – responsible for 36 employees and over $9MM in inventory.
Brian’s career in the plumbing industry began with an entry-level position as a plumbing apprentice for a large, semi-national plumbing company. After working in the field for a couple of years, he decided that being a plumber wasn’t for him. But, he did like the industry, so he took a commercial sales job which he was very successful at. Later he moved into operations become the Assistant General Manager of the Seattle branch and later moved on to General Manager. At 33, he was the youngest General Manager in the country.
After taking similar jobs with a couple of other companies, Brian decided that he could run his own company better than the people he had been working for. Or at least he wanted the chance to find out for himself.
In 2011, Brian and 2 business partners, Randy and Eric, started The Plumbing & Drain Company. Brian’s living room was Global Headquarters. In eight years, The Plumbing & Drain Company has grown substantially – even through very difficult economic conditions. The Plumbing & Drain Company currently employs 47 employees and invoiced over 12,000 jobs last year. Brian is active in many organizations and industries including single family, multi-family and commercial property management, as well as other business types.