Replenishing the Plumbing Ranks

'This Old House' increasing efforts to recruit more young people into the skilled trades and fill the skills gap
Replenishing the Plumbing Ranks
Richard Trethewey (middle) on the set with 'This Old House' colleagues Tom Silva and Kevin O'Connor.

When Richard Trethewey is asked about his general take on the plumbing industry, he usually references the skills gap.

“The average plumber is getting ready to retire and the vocational tech schools haven’t been filled, so we have a gap. We’ve got demand and we don’t have...

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