River City Six – Adam Steinspring
Adam Steinspring is an apprentice plumber at Big Birge Plumbing.
Tell us a little about your business. –
Big Birge Plumbing is a full-service company doing everything from new commercial to residential service. It began in 2012 with Brad and Lallenia Birge opening the business out of their garage with just one plumbing truck. Since then, they’ve grown to a commercial space in Elkhorn with a licensed and highly trained crew. Each member of our team is dedicated to handle any and every plumbing need our clients may have; whether it’s a kitchen or bathroom remodel, water heater repair, gas or water piping, or drain cleaning and clogged toilets, we will be there to get the job done.
How did you get started in the business? –
I grew up in the construction industry and knew that I always wanted to be a licensed tradesman. A friend of mine told me about his company that was hiring entry level apprentices and I never looked back.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally? –
One of the first things that my first journeyman taught me was that plumbing is 10% physical ability and 90% mental strength. Having the mental strength and right attitude to see the job through has been one of the biggest hurdles I have faced.
What has been your most important achievement professionally? –
I am finishing school and am currently testing for my journeyman’s license.
Tell us a little about your family. –
My girlfriend and I bought a house together almost four years ago and together we have two dogs.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life? –
Joining my local volunteer fire department.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off? –
I volunteer my time as an assistant chief on my local volunteer fire department.
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know? –
I used to play the double bass.
Who inspires you? –
My mom. Watching her work ethic while raising three children and being a single mom has truly inspired me to achieve every goal I strive for.
What is your favorite quote or the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – “On to the next one.” –
If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be? –
If you had a theme song, what would it be? –
“Eyes To The Sky” by Walt Gabbard.
Which talent would you most like to have? –
If you could choose any other profession to be successful in, what would it be? –
Career fireman or a diesel mechanic.
What is your favorite book or the last good book you read? –
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls.
What is your favorite movie? –
What is your favorite TV show? –
How I Met Your Mother.
What is your favorite local Omaha restaurant? –
Junior’s Forgot Store Bar & Grill.
If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be? –
Johnny Bench, the former catcher for the Cincinnati Reds.