We are proud to announce that our USWHPRO family has expanded, with the addition of a new service technician, Curtis. He will be our primary service technician in the Peoria area, bringing an impressive mechanical background to the table, while continuing to grow his skills at an upcoming A.O. Smith University training seminar for Commercial Water Heater Installation Certification. Curtis has been diligently training with our technicians over the last several weeks, as well as impressing our U.S. Facilities staff with his skill level and adaptability.

Mechanical training and work has made an immense impact of Curtis’s life. Everyone in his family has been involved in the union trades: “so my whole life we have worked on our own stuff. I have worked as a landscaper running heavy equipment. I have worked as a licensed train conductor, building trains. [I was a machinist at Caterpillar, too]. I was accepted into [my] local 353 Steam Fitter Union and got a lot of training and knowledge from my time as an apprentice.” Curtis came across USWHPRO while laid off, hoping to find a career that would allow him to utilize his skills and to provide for his growing family. We are so thankful that Curtis happened upon our Indeed job listing, and has since become a rapidly advancing tech.


More Than Water Heater Repair in Peoria

In addition to his mechanical inclination, Curtis also strives to shed a positive life on his hometown, accompanied by hardworking and kind character: “there are lots of good people [there and] it has that small Midwestern town feel, where everyone is willing to lend a helping hand, and I truly enjoy helping others.” Aside from growing the company in the Peoria area, Curtis’s goal is to “be the guy who helps out the Peoria area and delivers good service while helping to restore hot water because there’s nothing worse than a cold shower. It’s sad nowadays; I have seen people getting ripped off by contractors who did not install their water heaters correctly, to the point where it’s dangerous to the homeowners’ health. I want people to know I provide good service and reliable/trustworthy work, ensuring that they feel safe once I have installed or repaired their water heater(s).” Through his one-on-one training with other techs, Curtis has been learning about the various safety features and special sensors which is knowledge that he hopes to pass along to customers.


Curtis likes to support the economy in Peoria as many of his family members, friends, and mechanical connections live in the area. He regularly shops and dines at local businesses and some of favorite spots include Blue Duck Barbecue Tavern and Alwans and Sons.


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A few photos from Curtis’s trip back down to Peoria:

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