Founders & Owners
FOUNDER & CEO
Rhonda is the CEO of S & D Plumbing, the residential plumbing company she founded with her husband, Sam, back in 1980. She is most proud of the teamwork, family atmosphere, and company culture at S & D Plumbing and finds excitement in watching her team blossom and attain the highest level of service excellence in the plumbing industry. Under Rhonda’s leadership, S & D Plumbing has outpaced the rest of the industry and remained at the forefront of leak detection and investigative plumbing repair for over four decades. When Rhonda isn’t working, she enjoys traveling around the world, hiking, gardening, and collecting new experiences alongside her family. You can find her playing with her grandkids every chance she gets. Rhonda desires to leave a legacy of excellence, quality leadership, meaningful relationships, and outstanding service. In addition to delighting her customers, Rhonda also strives to provide opportunities for her team members to chase their dreams, go beyond the ordinary, and achieve more than they thought possible.
FOUNDER & VISIONARY
Sam is a master plumber, entrepreneur, founder, and visionary with more than 47 years of experience in the plumbing trade. Sam completed his apprenticeship training through the Plumbers’ Local 68 in Houston and earned his journeyman’s license at the age of 20. He continued to work diligently and acquired his master license in 1981, starting a sole proprietorship shortly thereafter. Working alongside his wife, Rhonda, Sam launched S & D Plumbing and grew it into a shining beacon in Central Texas. S & D Plumbing currently employs more than 40 talented men and women who deliver exceptional residential service with a specialization in leak detection and repair. Sam has won numerous awards for his work at S & D Plumbing including “Employer of Excellence” by the Texas Workforce Commission and “Plumber of the Year” from Plumbing & Mechanical Magazine.
CHIEF CULTURE OFFICER
Amanda is a graduate of Texas Tech University and the daughter of founders Sam and Rhonda. She recently joined the family business after a successful career as a professional volleyball player. Amanda appreciates the essential nature of plumbing and enjoys expanding her network while learning the ins and outs of the trade. When she’s not helping grow the family business, Amanda can be found running volleyball clinics, speaking to young athletes, adventuring in the great outdoors, spending time with loved ones, and learning more about health and wellness.
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING
Brad is a retired professional volleyball player and national champion from Stanford University. After volleyball, he discovered a passion in marketing, audio, and graphic design. Brad likes working in the plumbing industry because it’s a hands-on business where trust and honesty are critical. He enjoys the family atmosphere at S & D Plumbing and appreciates that the team looks out for one another. When Brad isn’t at work, he loves to spend his free time outside. Living in Central Texas gives him access to plenty of lakes and rivers, which he loves to explore and enjoy after work and on the weekends. Brad grew up in Hawaii and his childhood was spent hiking, surfing, skateboarding, and riding bikes. Now that he lives in Texas, Brad loves to do those things as much as he can. He also enjoys singing and listening to music, something there’s no shortage of here in Central Texas!
Angel has been working at S & D Plumbing for many years. He enjoys the work he does here in his role as warehouse manager and thrives as the company’s unofficial building manager and maintenance expert. Angel is always willing to work on anything that needs to get done and he makes lots of S & D employees smile with his carpentry skills. Angel’s favorite part of his job is the endless opportunities he gets to apply his skills to new and exciting projects. When Angel is not at work, he can be found working on his own projects. He is currently in the process of remodeling his own home and finds joy in the results of doing most of the cosmetic work himself.
As our service manager, Brian gets to lead our team of technicians and works daily with our customers to provide the best customer service experience available in the Austin area. Brian enjoys the family atmosphere at S & D Plumbing and is dedicated to ensuring every one of our customers gets an exceptional impression of our company from the very first interaction. When Brian isn’t at work, he can be found attending his kids’ sporting events, hunting, fishing, and enjoying time with his family.
DISPATCHER & CUSTOMER SERVICE MANAGER
Desiree enjoys working at S & D Plumbing because of the company core values and how they apply not only to work, but to her everyday life as well. Desiree has a passion for helping people and making them smile and working at S & D Plumbing allows her to do just that! When she is not working, she enjoys making new memories with her friends and family while watching her kids grow and learn new things daily.
Jason brings a warm and outgoing personality to S & D Plumbing and thrives on turning difficult situations into great experiences for his customers. Jason’s favorite aspect of plumbing is helping people and he is excited by the endless leadership opportunities at S & D. When he’s not working hard out in the field, Jason can be found camping, fishing, and spending time with family and friends.
BUDA BRANCH MANAGER
Jess is one of S & D Plumbing’s long-tenured leak detection specialists. He enjoys working at S & D because of the family atmosphere. He enjoys the challenges he gets to tackle and is always happy to help a customer with their plumbing need. When Jess is not working, he focuses his time on his family and friends. He finds happiness in the outdoors and in bettering his craft.
Nick loves the comradery of the plumbing trade as well as the pride that plumbers take in their work. He is excited about joining the team at S & D Plumbing because of the culture, the importance of family, and the emphasis on community involvement. Nick counts his dad as his role model because he was such a great father, even though he was not afforded the same luxuries that his kids now enjoy. In his free time, Nick likes to hang out with his daughter and his girlfriend. One interesting fact about Nick is that he has played music for over 15 years and began learning the guitar when he was 9 years old. Nick’s best advice for customers is, “The cheap fix is not always the best fix.”
Scott enjoys working in the plumbing industry because of his solution-oriented mentality and passion for taking a challenging issue and finding the best solution to resolve it. He strives to not only fix a customer’s issue, but also leave it better than he found it. Scott can take any plumbing issue, big or small, and figure out multiple options for repair. He then pursues the best plan of attack and delivers the joy and relief that only come with a resolved plumbing problem. When Scott is not helping manage operations at S & D Plumbing, he is working on drones and remote-controlled cars. Scott can also be found at the lake fishing in his free time.
INSURANCE SPECIALIST & ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE
Karla enjoys working at S & D Plumbing because she gets to focus on customer needs. She also receives ongoing training that allows her to remain the best in her field. Karla loves to take customer and employee feedback and learn from it in weekly meetings. When Karla is not in the office, she enjoys making new memories by traveling, camping, and spending time playing games with her friends & family. One thing to know about Karla is that she is a whiz with mind games—specifically puzzles and crosswords.
HUMAN RESOURCES & ACCOUNTS PAYABLE
Kathleen has been with S & D Plumbing for many years and enjoys how working here feels like working amongst family. She appreciates the way Sam and Rhonda take care of their employees and customers in a more personal way than many of their competitors. When Kathleen isn’t handling the company accounts or employee needs, she is spending time with her family and attending her son’s sporting events. Kathleen also enjoys shopping and spending time outdoors.
CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE
Krysten is looking forward to learning more about the plumbing trade and S & D Plumbing as a whole. She is excited by the emphasis on teamwork, professional development, family values, and being an all-around quality team member. Krysten’s role model is her husband, Nathan, because he is hard working and determined. Krysten likes to spend her free time hanging with her beautiful family and watching her baby girl, Hadlee, grow into her own unique self. Her best advice to customers is to never settle for less than you deserve.
Lauryn enjoys working at S & D Plumbing because of the family atmosphere and the way employees apply company core values to their lives inside and outside of work. Lauryn is dedicated to coordinating the numerous multi-day projects that are always underway at S & D. Lauryn loves to approach her work with a positive attitude and a passion for learning new things. She enjoys spending free time with family, making memories, and visiting the many lakes that Central Texas has to offer.
CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE
Myriah grew up in Taylor and after moving around during her high school years, she settled back in her hometown. Myriah loves the essential nature of plumbing and is most excited about the growth potential at S & D. She counts both of her mothers as her main sources of inspiration and when she’s not working, Myriah spends her free time playing with her son. One interesting fact about Myriah is that she loves to sing! Her best advice to customers is, “Let S & D take care of all your plumbing needs, you won’t regret it!”
CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE & DISPATCHER
Zoe is passionate about guiding our customers through any plumbing problem, big or small. She has learned more about the plumbing trade than she ever thought she would and cherishes the relationships she has built with her team members and her family of customers. Zoe is a hard worker with great attention to detail and has a fun personality. She loves working at S & D Plumbing because of the family atmosphere, company values, and the opportunity to grow through training and community involvement. When she is not busy at work, Zoe loves traveling and spending time with her family.
Alex hails from Brownsville and currently resides in Elgin with his wife and two children. He loves the plumbing trade and has years of experience on various plumbing projects including many tunnels. Alex is excited to learn new technology, work with new people, and attend company events. His wife is his role model and they have been married over 30 years! In his free time, Alex enjoys fishing with his kids and barbecuing. His best advice to customers is, “Don’t try to fix your plumbing yourself!”
Angel grew up in Taylor and joins S & D Plumbing after four years as a certified welder. His favorite thing about plumbing is that he gets to do something different every day and help solve problems for customers. Angel is excited about working at S & D because everyone gets along well and treats each other like family. His role models are Chris and Kyle because they are talented plumbers, great salesmen, and always willing to share their knowledge. When he’s not working, Angel loves to hunt and fish. An interesting fact about Angel is that he once caught an 11-foot alligator. His best advice to customers is, “Don’t try to do it yourself and make the situation worse.”
Aurelio is a Taylor native with experience in security, concrete, and locomotive engineering. He loves learning new things and is excited about the willingness of everyone at S & D to help each other. In his free time, Aurelio enjoys barbecuing, fishing, spending time with family, and going to the shooting range. An interesting fact about Aurelio is that he used to drive trains for a living. His best advice for customers is, “Ask questions!”
Carson hails from Leander where he graduated from Rouse High School. Carson is excited to become a plumber because he enjoys hands-on work and plumbing has always piqued his interest. He is excited to join the team at S & D because of the company culture and the emphasis on teamwork. He loves that S & D is a family environment and that everyone looks out for each other. Carson’s role model is his older brother because he always set a good example growing up. In his free time, Carson likes to hang out with friends and family and play with his dog, Molly. One interesting fact about Carson is that he loves to build cornhole boards! His best advice to customers is to trust the professionals.
Chris enjoys working at S & D Plumbing because of the variety of people he has the chance to meet and the social interactions he gets to experience every day. He also enjoys the challenge of mastering the trade to become the best plumber he can be. He believes S & D Plumbing is an excellent company that cares about its customers and employees. When Chris is not at work, he is spending time with his family or working out at the gym.
Clarence knows he has landed a great job because he has never worked under any employer that cares as much as S & D Plumbing does. Through his 13+ years at S & D Plumbing, he has come to feel like a valued member of the family. Clarence believes that Sam and Rhonda run a great company because of the way they look out for everyone. When Clarence is not at work, he enjoys watching his favorite shows on television.
Cole is a native of Thorndale and has experience across a variety of trades including electrical, welding, plumbing, well service, and HVAC. What he enjoys specifically about plumbing is being hands-on with customers and always learning something new on the job. He is excited about working at S & D because of the team-first culture and the company’s solid reputation. Cole’s role model is his father because he taught Cole just about everything he knows. When Cole isn’t working, he likes to spend his time fishing, floating rivers, and hanging out with family. An interesting fact about Cole is that he’s an identical twin! His best advice to customers is, “Don’t try to do it yourself.”
Esteban is new to the plumbing industry and is looking forward to learning new skills and fixing customer’s problems with integrity. He is also very excited about the company culture that is cultivated at S & D Plumbing and finds great value in the family-first atmosphere that the company creates. A fun fact about Esteban is that he’s very competitive and enjoys playing soccer and doing his best at everything he does. Esteban enjoys helping others, spending time in nature, and spreading positivity.
Hunter grew up in Granger where he graduated from Granger High School. His favorite thing about the plumbing trade is the hands-on nature of the work and that he gets to learn new things every day. Hunter is excited to join the team at S & D Plumbing because he will benefit from regular training and valuable on-the-job experience. He doesn’t have any role models but in his free time, he enjoys fishing, hunting, and spending time outdoors. His best advice to customers is to trust the professionals.
Jorge joins the S & D Plumbing family after a career in the banking industry. He is excited about the opportunities and the hands-on work that the plumbing trade has to offer and is looking forward to new experiences with S & D. When Jorge isn’t helping customers with their plumbing problems, he can be found spending time with family, being outside, playing sports, fishing, hunting, and golfing. He recently became a father for the first time and is very excited about raising a family of his own.
Juan enjoys working at S & D Plumbing because he gets to mentor young plumbers and help them better their craft. Juan goes by Juan-John at work and spreads positivity everywhere he goes. When Juan-John is not at work he is spending time with his family watching major league soccer.
Juan is happy working at S & D Plumbing because it is a company that dedicates so much time to its customers and staff. He enjoys plumbing because it provides him with an opportunity to challenge himself by finding new ways to better himself. When Juan is not at work, he is tending to his family farm.
Kyle enjoys the plumbing trade because of the opportunity he is given to turn someone’s day around. When he arrives at a customer’s home, they are usually experiencing an urgent problem with their plumbing and when he leaves, their problem is typically resolved. Kyle enjoys working at S & D Plumbing because he feels that he has room to grow and become not only the best plumber he can be, but also the best person he can be. Outside of work Kyle enjoys anything outdoors with a focus on hunting and fishing. Kyle spends every spare moment with family and friends.
Lorenzo is excited about joining the team at S & D Plumbing because of the emphasis on excellence and family values. He looks forward to mastering his craft at S & D and is excited to hone his skills alongside other talented plumbers. When Lorenzo isn’t helping ward off a major plumbing crisis, he enjoys cooking, barbecuing, traveling to new places, and spending time with his family. Lorenzo is the proud father of two children and cites fatherhood as his most rewarding endeavor.
Mark grew up in Austin and he loves plumbing because he gets to learn new things and meet new people. Mark is excited about working at S & D because he gets to be around a family of people who all share his love for the plumbing trade. Mark’s role model is Bruce Lee because of his unique outlook on life. Mark spends his free time with his family. An interesting fact about Mark is that he grew up competing in mixed martial arts. His best advice to customers is to hire a professional so the job gets done right the first time.
Matt hails from Seguin and his favorite thing about the plumbing trade is fixing people’s plumbing problems and getting to help someone in their time of need. Matt is excited to work at S & D because he will receive weekly training and get to better himself in the trade. His role model is his grandmother because no matter how hard life gets, she keeps going and doing the best she can. When Matt isn’t repiping homes, he likes to spend his free time with friends and family. One interesting thing about Matt is that he loves sweet tea. His best advice to customers is to always check your house and keep up with maintenance so you can be prepared and stay ahead of the game.
Melvin has been with S & D Plumbing for over 25 years and in that time, he has applied himself to the trade and become one of the premier leak detection specialists in the country. Melvin enjoys being a part of the S & D team because of the family values applied to each task. When Melvin isn’t out detecting slab leaks, he can be found spending time with his family and friends. Melvin dedicates most of his free time to his wife and beautiful granddaughter.
Nick likes working at S & D Plumbing because he gets to step in and save the day during a customer’s time of need. Nick enjoys warding off major damage in customers’ homes by performing critical plumbing repairs alongside other experienced technicians. Nick spends his free time with family and friends and participates in a wide range of outdoor activities.
Noah hails from Smithville and his favorite thing about plumbing is that he gets to help people in their time of need. He enjoys the hands-on nature of his work and that he gets to learn something new every day. Noah’s favorite thing about working at S & D Plumbing is the family atmosphere and that everyone gets along well. Noah’s role model is his grandfather because he learned a lot from him growing up. When Noah isn’t working out in the field, he likes to play with his two dogs and hang out with his girlfriend. A fun fact about Noah is that he was a volunteer firefighter for a few years and was even EMT certified. His best advice to customers is to call a professional and get it taken care of the right way.
Ryan is excited about a successful career in the plumbing industry. He enjoys building connections with his team members and customers and is passionate about making people happy. He works hard to be the best he can be in all aspects of his life and wants to continue improving his plumbing skills while working at S & D. He loves the opportunities his job provides and finds it very satisfying to repair a customer’s plumbing and know that they appreciate his hard work. Ryan has many interests outside of plumbing including spending time outdoors, playing football, and hunting. He looks forward to going to work every day with a team that treats him like family.
Travis grew up in Taylor playing football and baseball. Prior to joining the team at S & D Plumbing, he worked as a surveyor on the Aspen pipeline. His favorite type of plumbing job to assist on is a reroute or a repipe. He is excited about working at S & D because he gets to learn new things every day and never works on the same thing twice. His role model is Melvin because he is such a great plumber and teacher. When he’s not working, Travis likes to hunt and fish. An interesting fact about Travis is that his twin brother, Ryan, also works at S & D Plumbing. Travis’ best advice to customers is to not take their plumbing for granted.
Travis is a native of Dripping Springs and attended Texas A&M University. He loves the challenge of finding solutions to problems that he encounters on the job and enjoys being able to step back and appreciate the fruits of his labor. Travis counts his father as his greatest inspiration and loves to spend his free time with his wife and daughter (with one more on the way!). Travis also likes to fish, hunt, and play sports. An interesting fact about Travis is that he was a starting quarterback for 3 years in high school! His best advice for customers is that the cheapest product is not always the best solution.
Nate was born in Colorado but has lived in Texas since he was 9. Prior to joining the team at S & D Plumbing, Nate was working as a cashier and sales associate. He is excited about plumbing because he will get to learn a trade and start a bona fide career. His role model is his dad because he’s always provided Nate with guidance and a firm foundation. Nate spends his free time riding bulls and hanging out with his family and his church’s youth group. An interesting fact about Nate is that he has 5 siblings. His best advice to customers is to trust the plumber and don’t be afraid to ask questions.