Meet The S & D Family
RHONDAFOUNDER & 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.
SAMFOUNDER & 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.
AMANDACHIEF 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.
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.
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!”
ANGEL F.PLUMBING EXPERT
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.”
BRADDIRECTOR 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!
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.
Barrett was born in San Diego and moved to Texas when he was 3 years old. He is a recent high school graduate and is new to the plumbing industry. He anticipates that plumbing will present an exciting new challenge and looks forward to all the variety that the trade has to offer. Barrett is excited to work at S & D Plumbing because it has a family feel and everyone is respectful. His role model is Jocko Willink and in his free time, Barrett likes to hang out with family and friends and enjoys hunting, fishing, and riding dirt bikes. One interesting fact about Barrett is that he can ride a unicycle. His best advice to customers is keep your head up and stay positive.
A Taylor native and proud alumnus of Taylor High School (go Ducks!), Cameron comes to us with an unbridled enthusiasm for plumbing. His journey into the trade was driven by his passion for solving problems and a sincere desire to assist people in their time of need. One thing that excites Cameron about joining forces with S & D is the accelerated learning pathways offered by the company. In his free time, Cameron enjoys playing the guitar and making music. One interesting fact about Cameron is that he played the trombone in high school. Cameron’s role model is his stepfather, Wayne, because he has a “get-it-done” approach to life. Cameron’s best advice to customers is, “Flushable wipes aren't flushable!"
Christian hails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and has four years of experience in plumbing. His favorite thing about the plumbing trade is getting to work with his hands and troubleshoot a wide variety of issues. He is excited to join the team at S & D because there is room to grow, and he will be learning a new facet of plumbing. Christian's role model is his mom because she grew up with very little and worked hard to advance herself all while raising two sons. In his free time, Christian enjoys golfing, snowboarding, playing video games, and hanging out with friends and family. One interesting fact about Christian is that he used to be an amateur boxer in high school. His best advice to customers is, "When in doubt, call a licensed plumber."
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.
Coy hails from Gonzales, TX, where he graduated from Gonzales High School and spent time as a welder. Now a native of Taylor, his favorite thing about the plumbing trade is being able to help those in need. He is excited about working at S & D because it is a family-oriented company with solid values. Coy's role model is his father and since his father's passing in 2015, Coy has asked himself what his father would think before all of his big life decisions. Coy likes to spend his free time with his family goofing off around the house. One interesting fact about Coy is that he grew up on a 4,000-acre ranch with over 400 head of cattle. His best advice to customers is, "Even when life gets you down, there's always another opportunity right around the corner.
Cobey hails from Taylor and attended Granger High School. He is a journeyman plumber and has 6 years of experience in the trade. His favorite thing about plumbing is he gets to tackle new challenges every day. He is excited about joining the team at S & D because everyone seems to treat each other very well. Cobey's role model is his father because he has been a master plumber for over 25 years. In his free time, Cobey enjoys working on cars, playing golf, and building guns. One interesting fact about Cobey is that he's quite good at drifting (he even used to own his own drift car). His best advice to customers is to stay informed!
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.
DESIREEDISPATCH & 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.
Diego hails from Taylor, TX, and comes to S & D Plumbing with previous experience as an auto mechanic. His dexterity and passion for hands-on work made his transition to the plumbing trade both natural and logical. Diego is excited to join the team at S & D because of the strong family atmosphere and the emphasis on building relationships. When he’s not at work, Diego is likely at the gym or at home working on vehicles. A fun fact about Diego is that he owns a vintage square body Chevy truck which he is quite proud of! His pro tip for customers is, “Get it done right the first time,” which speaks to his commitment to quality work and outstanding customer service.
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.
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.
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 R.PLUMBING EXPERT
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.
KARLAINSURANCE SPECIALIST & AR
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.
KATHLEENHUMAN RESOURCES & AP
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.
KRYSTENCUSTOMER 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.
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.
LAURYNPRO DEPARTMENT COORDINATOR
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.
LISACUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE
Lisa hails from Rockdale and has experience in retail and retail management. Her favorite thing about plumbing is the opportunity to build trusting relationships with customers as she assists them in their time of need. She is excited to join the team at S & D because it has been a welcoming environment since the day she applied. Lisa's role model is her mother because she raised her kids to be strong and independent and has overcome many obstacles to be where she is today. In her free time, Lisa enjoys hanging out with her kiddos, going to the park, cooling off at splash pads, and doing just about anything outdoors. One interesting fact about Lisa is that she enjoys crafting and has a small side hustle where she creates door signs. One thing she always loves to tell customers is, "Thank you and I hope you have the best day ever!
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.
Mariano joins S & D Plumbing with years of management experience and over a decade spent in commercial HVAC. His favorite thing about the plumbing trade is the opportunity to be the first responder that helps restore the regular rhythm of life for valued customers. Mariano is excited about working at S & D because he believes every day is a new opportunity to serve customers with excellence and grace. His role model is Simon Sinek because he is an inspirational author, speaker, and leader. In his free time, Mariano enjoys serving at church, boating, and spending time with family. One interesting fact about Mariano is that he loves to cook extravagant meals...you will never go hungry at his house! His best advice to customers is, "Because excellence is one of our core values, we will always take pride in fixing your concerns right the first time!"
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.
NICK S.PLUMBING EXPERT
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.
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.
Shane hails from nearby Hutto and brings with him an Associate of Arts degree in Psychology. Although he has devoted a significant portion of his career to the plumbing industry, he is also a Navy veteran. Shane is thrilled about joining the S & D Plumbing team, driven by his passion for assisting individuals in their times of crisis. His deep faith plays a crucial role in his life, with Jesus serving as his ultimate role model. When Shane isn't attending to the plumbing needs of others, you can likely find him playing with his faithful canine companion or enjoying quality time with his girlfriend, Sarah. An intriguing tidbit about Shane is his ownership of an antique truck. His top piece of advice for customers? "Don't hesitate to call S & D!"
SHELLI C.MARKETING & PR SPECIALIST
Shelli is a Dalhart, TX, native and a proud alumnus of Texas Tech University where she earned her bachelor's degree in exercise science. For the past 31 years, Shelli has dedicated herself to the field of education, serving in various roles such as teacher, coach, and athletic director. She is particularly thrilled to transition into her new role because S & D prides itself on being family-oriented and delivering quality service to all. In her free time, Shelli enjoys running and spending time with her two sons, Clayton and Conner, as well as other friends and family. She also has some unique interests; she was a twirler in high school and enjoys watching scary movies and true crime TV shows. Just don't offer her any onions—she can't stand them! Shelli's best advice for customers is, "Invest in us because we are invested in you!"
TRAVIS G.PLUMBING EXPERT
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.
WESTON L.PLUMBING EXPERT
Weston hails from College Station and joins S & D Plumbing with over 9 years of experience in the trade. He discovered residential plumbing right out of high school and got his journeyman license when he was 23 years old. His favorite thing about plumbing is helping people in need and educating them about the trade. He is excited to join the team at S & D because he loves meeting new people and developing new skills. His role model is Jocko Willink because Jocko carries himself like a true professional and is always steady. In his free time, Weston enjoys working out at the gym. An interesting fact about Weston is that he loves to compete and is an avid chess player. His best advice to customers is, "You get what you pay for."