Jeremy Bryan began training for his career at an early age, plumbing his first project at 15 with his dad’s supervision. When Jeremy married Connie, a Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal member and Peltier descendant, they opened J Bryan Plumbing in Purcell in 2013 before relocating the business to Norman.
J Bryan Plumbing specializes in all general plumbing as well as water conditioning and testing, serving Oklahomans statewide. Due to the demand for the company’s offerings, it is hiring additional apprentices and journeymen.
“We need someone that can talk to customers, not just go out into the field and work. Someone who can provide quality customer service and represent us in a professional manner as well,” Connie said.
Connie’s customer service expertise helps set J Bryan Plumbing apart and also helps the company build a tradition of quality and professionalism.
“She’s a great asset to the company,” Jeremy said. “We were always focused on doing the best job possible, but she makes sure we pay attention to the small details. For example, creating as little mess and inconvenience for the customers while working in their homes as possible. She’s also excellent with client interaction, and she oversees daily operations.”
Just like his father before him, Jeremy prides himself on taking on apprentice plumbers who are eager to learn, Connie said.
“You don’t just wake up and decide to be a plumber. It’s a true trade,” Jeremy said. “An apprentice works under a plumber for three years, after which they can test to become a licensed journeyman.”
The mentorship provided while employed at J Bryan plumbing through Jeremy’s hands-on approach could assist someone with starting a successful contracting career.
“You’re going to learn all aspects of plumbing,” he said. “You’re not going to be locked into just doing sewer, just doing construction or just doing residential or commercial. It’s something that provides a path to becoming a more complete plumber.”
To the Bryans, employees are more than just a number.
Although experience is not required, they said excellent customer service, self-motivation and willingness to learn are essential for employment.
“We’re looking for people with a strong work ethic,” Jeremy said. “We want them to be part of our team representing us and taking pride in the work they do.
“What may seem like a simple job to us can make a difference in someone’s day. You’re a hero sometimes to people.”
J Bryan Plumbing works throughout Oklahoma, traveling more than 100 miles to do a job when the occasion arises. Additional employees would help the company assist more Oklahomans.
Those interested in applying, call 405-310-3143.
“We look forward to talking with you and building our expanding company,” Connie said.