Rob has held a position at Plumb Signs for 20+ years. He has experienced three recessions with the company and contributed his experience to getting the company through each one. He started his journey at Plumb in Operations, moved into a General Manager role, and has since held the company's CEO/President role for over eight years.
Favorite Local Restaurant: Asado, downtown Tacoma
Favorite Quote: "Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow."
Mike started working at Plumb Signs 20 years ago as a Stockroom and Shop cleaner during the weekends in his senior year in high school. After graduating in May of 1995, he began working full-time as an apprentice for Installation. His role moved him into the shop as an apprentice in Fabrication. As of the summer of 1999, he took over as Operations Manager.
Favorite Local Restaurant: Asado, downtown Tacoma
Favorite Quote: "Why have one favorite quote when you can enjoy them all?"
Carin started work for Plumb Signs in 2010 as a temporary employee and moved into a permanent role as Rob's Executive Assistant in May 2011. She also helped manage some projects in that role. In 2012, she became the Project Manager, then her official role turned into Senior Project Manager. Her next role will be Operations Manager.
Favorite Local Restaurant: Peanut Sauce Thai, Tacoma
Favorite Quote: "Never look down on anybody unless you're helping them up."
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Bandit was introduced to the Plumb Team in the summer of 2014. He's a full-bred Frenchie that hangs out in the office, chews on bones, and claims his throne in Rob's office.
Favorite Local Restaurant: Everyone's desk at lunch!
Favorite Quote: "… work can wait another 30 minutes. There are more important things to do. Like throwing sticks!"
Michelle has worked with Plumb Signs for over eight years. She started in Accounts Receivable, moved her way into Purchasing, and is now holding the Account Executive position in the Sales Department.
Favorite Local Restaurant: Pho King, Tacoma
Favorite Quote: "Work hard, stay humble."
Danielle started at Plumb Signs in 1996 as a designer. After three short years, she switched into the Sales Department. Her knowledge base with Plumb is extensive and her role can be viewed more as a consultant rather than salesperson. She has helped manage small to large businesses and all those in-between.
Favorite Local Restaurant: Bistro Satsuma (Sushi), Gig Harbor
Favorite Quote: "A negative thinker sees difficulty in every opportunity. A positive thinker sees opportunity in every difficulty"
Connie started work with Plumb Signs in our Accounts Receivable Department in July of 1989. Connie eventually took on the role of Permit Specialist and now has over 25 years of experience doing code research, communicating with planners in various cities and counties, completing permit applications and plans and submitting to the appropriate city or county for review. She also runs our service department.
Favorite Local Restaurant: Anthony's at Point Defiance, Tacoma
Favorite Quote: "Forgive, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace."
Todd has been designing with Plumb Signs since 2001. His primary responsibility is to create branding and informational solutions for our clients within regulatory and engineering parameters while effectively blending the architectural aesthetics of the install environment. Todd holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Visual Communication from Western Washington University.
Favorite Local Restaurant: The Spaghetti Factory, Tacoma
Favorite Quote: "We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win..."John F. Kennedy
Tanner joined our team in 2015 from the distant land of Maine, which makes him our first and only remote employee. He comes to us after spending 5+ years working at a marketing agency. In his role as Marketing Manager, he primarily works to evolve Plumb Signs' overall digital presence. When he’s not tweeting out signage content he enjoys brewing beer and taking in the great outdoors!
Favorite Local Restaurant: Salvage BBQ, Portland ME
Favorite Quote: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop & look around once in a while, you could miss it.”Ferris Bueller
Sunnie comes to Plumb with a 15 year history coordinating clinical research trials, having partnered with the nation's top healthcare and pharmaceutical companies such as Merck, Pfizer, Novartis, CHI Franciscan Health, and University of Washington.
Favorite Local Restaurant: Swiftwater Cellars, Cle Elum, WA
Favorite Quote: “I generally avoid temptation unless I can’t resist it.”Mary Jane "Mae" West
Chris has been in the sign industry for over 20 years and joined Plumb Signs in 2004. Chris was hired as an installer and service tech before moving into fabrication in 2012. In 2015, Chris earned the role of production manager and has been in that role since. Chris recently received his CEU instructor cert so we now have in house CEU credits for our electricians and electrical apprentices.
Favorite Local Restaurant: Black Angus Steakhouse, Lakewood, WA
Favorite Quote: “Life is what happens while people are making plans” John Lennon
Jacob has been working in the sign industry for over 3 years. He started as a PE and quickly moved into his role as a PM. Prior to working within the sign industry, Jacob ran his own small residential construction business. Jacob has a degree in business. Outside of work, he enjoys the outdoors (hunting, finishing, camping) and spending time with his family.
Favorite Local Restaurant: Red House, Renton, WA
Favorite Quote: “You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land, there is no other life but this.” Henry David Thoreau
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