We are NOT an Association, we are the organizers of the Rally. Our goal is to empower the plumber to stand up for themselves. This website is to convey the most accurate information and the 71KPLUMBSTRONG platform is to allow plumbers as individuals to be able to connect with others, work together, and make their own decisions.
Now that the Governor has signed an Executive Order extending our Board two more years, we are prioritizing items on our agenda to address as a group and gathering information so everyone may participate. It is vital that we have an outline for our action plan so that everyone can stay on the same page and be effective.
Immediate Items Being Addressed:
1. Board Meeting Attendance
(MEET US THERE!)
2. Get Qualified Board Members Appointed
(Do YOU want to apply?)
3. Contact Your Representative
(Start building a relationship now.)
The upcoming Board meeting is open to anyone who wants to attend. We need everyone who is able to join with us to attend future meetings as well!
MEET US THERE!
WE WILL HAVE AN EARLY TAILGATE BREAKFAST MEETING AT 8AM (LOCATION TO BE RELEASED SOON, STAY TUNED)!
Date/Time: July 15th, 2019 9am
Location: TSBPE Headquarters
929 E 41st Street Austin, TX 78751
(Arrive early enough to sign in, the meeting starts at 9am sharp.)
We need Board Members appointed!
The Governor appoints Board Members with advice and consent of the senate and will be making appointments by 09/01/19.
GET YOUR APPLICATION IN ASAP IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE CONSIDERED.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT A PAID POSITION, ONLY TRAVEL EXPENSES & PER DIEM ARE PAID TO MEMBERS OF THE BOARD. WE NEED QUALIFIED MEMBERS WHO CAN INVEST THE TIME NECESSARY, AND MAKE DECISIONS BASED ON WHAT IS BEST FOR OUR INDUSTRY.
Encourage others you believe that would be good for these positions to apply as well!
Over the coming months we will be preparing to have bills drafted for law changes in the next legislative session in 2021. We need everyone to start contacting their representatives now. At this juncture, we just want to let them know:
You can call, email, or go in person. To find your representative & their contact info, use the link provided. We will all be working as a Team to continually update and ask for the help of our representatives between now and the next session.
WE NEED YOU TO DO THIS WITH US TO SHOW THEM WE ARE SERIOUS. IT WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
(AFTER THE UPCOMING BOARD MEETING)
We have all been online discussing the different things we feel need solutions and it has been very constructive. DO NOT BE DISCOURAGED! Stay united - it takes time and we are all committed to seeing these things come to pass.
After the upcoming Board meeting will be engaging an open forum to collect everyone's ideas and opinions on the changes they would like to see. Once we have a list to work off of together as a group, we will post the information on what processes are required to implement new changes on that agenda list so we can all be informed on how to make those changes happen and get involved.
NOTE: Rule & law changes must be done according to the proper legal process required. These changes don't happen overnight but we WILL be starting this very soon.
Join our list to receive important email updates.
We ACCOMPLISHED what we set out to do! The Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners has been extended another two years thanks to and Executive Order signed by Governor Abbott! Our Rally was a huge success and everyone of us that joined together ACCOMPLISHED THIS AS A TEAM!
OUR MISSION going forward is to address the many issues our industry is facing by working with our Board and our State Representatives so we will be successful in the next legislative session to continue on.
We are NOT a big corporation, nor are we motivated by politics. We are a small group of individuals in the plumbing trade just like most of you. We are trying to do everything we can to protect what we believe in and are here standing along with you to see these important changes come to pass!
We felt the need to put our names here for the public so that others joining us know who we are and can see that we are just local plumbers and not an entity with any other motivation or hidden agenda. SO MANY of you have been also helping a great deal behind the scenes and we are VERY grateful for your support in helping all of us stand for what we believe is necessary!
Robert Renfro (Founder)
William Heuberger (Founder)
Mary Prime Conger (Founder)
Jeremy Allen Page
We are so proud of all of our fellow plumbers and how you all have come together with this movement. It has grown rapidly and as mentioned, we are a small group of individuals. Due to this, the best way to contact us is through email or on our Facebook group. If you need to reach out to us, please email:
OR JOIN US ON FACEBOOK:
We are open to all news media interested in educating the public about what our group is standing for. Please use our email to contact us.