Texas Contractor Wins American Standard’s Plumber Know-How Contest

Master plumber Roger Wakefield will serve as the company’s plumbing expert and produce online content for the industry
Texas Contractor Wins American Standard’s Plumber Know-How Contest
Roger Wakefield

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American Standard has named Roger Wakefield, master plumber and owner of Texas Green Plumbing in Dallas, as the winner of its Plumber Know-How Contest.

It means Wakefield is now American Standard’s plumbing expert and will engage with the American Standard community through content, such as plumbing tips and tricks, webisodes, and live videos, all shared on the company’s website and social media platforms. American Standard held the contest to identify a consummate plumbing professional who could serve as a standard for plumbers nationwide.

“Plumbing is my life’s work, and I truly enjoy spending time talking with people about plumbing issues,” says Wakefield. “American Standard has demonstrated a commitment to excellence and constant innovation in the plumbing industry, and I’m delighted to be able to work with such a respected brand to educate others across the country about my passion.”

Wakefield’s enthusiasm for plumbing began more than 35 years ago, when he started out as an open shop apprentice and went on to become a journeyman plumber. Seventeen years later, he joined the United Association Union of Plumbers, Fitters, Welders, and Service Technicians, where he rose through the ranks, eventually working as the director of operations for a mechanical contractor. In 2013, he founded Texas Green Plumbing, which currently employs four plumbers and an apprentice. His professional certifications are extensive, reinforcing his ongoing desire for continued learning. His accreditations include:

  • LEED AP certifying advanced knowledge of green building practices;
  • UA Star Certified Plumber and Pipe Fitter for qualified construction supervision;
  • Green Plumbers USA license for sustainability and public health training;
  • Responsible Master Plumber license for certified training regarding operation of a plumbing business in Texas;
  • Water Supply Protection Specialist, Multipurpose Residential Fire Protection Sprinkler Specialist, and Medical Gas Master Endorsements by the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners;
  • Member of the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada

Experiences with drought conditions in Texas have inspired Wakefield to emphasize water conservation in his work, educating homeowners, real estate agents, and other plumbers on the importance of reducing usage of this critical resource.

An important component of his personal and professional outreach also includes promoting the plumbing trade as a desirable career option for the next generation.

“Roger’s in-depth knowledge of the plumbing field, his incomparable enthusiasm for this noble profession, combined with his engaging and approachable personality, make him the ideal choice as our plumber expert,” says Maha El Kharbotly, chief marketing officer of LIXIL Americas, the business unit under which American Standard operates. “Our team is delighted about this new partnership, and we are very much looking forward to working with this dedicated trade professional and educator.”

As the winner of the Plumber Know-How Contest, Wakefield also will receive a cash prize, an American Standard product allowance, and extensive exposure via social media.

For more information, visit www.americanstandard.com.


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