AGE: 27

How long have you been in the PHCP-PVF industry?
Five and a half years.

What drew you into the industry?
I was looking for a career while in college and my dad said that one of his manufacturer’s representatives was hiring!

What is the most rewarding aspect of working in the industry?
TR: Relationships and product knowledge. There is a never-ending flow of products, systems, and processes to learn about. And the fact you are able to grow/do this with your customers every single day.

What is one thing you wish more people knew/understood about the PHCP-PVF industry?
The relationships you are able to form and the events! You are constantly growing with wholesalers, contractors, representatives, and manufacturers. There are also countless events & outings that make the whole industry worthwhile.

What has been the proudest moment in your career so far?
Moving to Minneapolis from St. Louis to work in a different market, yet the same industry. And then coming back to St. Louis. Working in a completely different market 8 hours away really changes your mindset on the industry and helps you grow a ton.

What is one thing most people don’t know about you?
I have a whole LEGO Star Wars collection — it is my pride and joy.

Why he was chosen as a Next Gen All Star Top 20 Under 40 winner:
“Tyler has such wonderful energy and passion for the plumbing industry as a young man in his 20s.  Tyler's product knowledge is impressive and his drive to make focused sales calls and educate the contractors are his major strengths. He's an industry rock star that's for sure,” says Todd Morgan, P-M Associates.