CELEBRATING OUR BEST AT HPE'S APPRENTCESHIP BANQUET!

May 15, 2018

Last Saturday, #HPEInc celebrated our apprentices and their hard work all year at our annual Apprenticeship banquet at Jackson's in Denver! This year, Team HPE had *seven* 4th year apprentices who graduated -- these new Journeymen Plumbers have been with HPE since their very first year!

Here are our apprentices who were recognized at the event, by year:

1ST YEAR APPRENTICES

Instructor: JP Kennel, Director of Production and Apprenticeship

Jared Abila, Samuel Flores, Matthew Hammer, Chris Houle, Remington Kirkpatrick, Daniel Lombardo, Cody Marquardt, Stone Sorenson, Andrew Tippetts, Miguel Trujillo, Genesis Wynn

2ND YEAR APPRENTICES

Instructor: Jim Kennel, HPE Plumbing & Piping Code Consultant

Class: Jake Anderson, Josh Anderson, Greg Appleton, Brandon Cox, Colton Fisher, Nicholas Jacquez, Frank Nowak, Josh Port, Jim Roies, Tim Rossow, LaKisha Sheppard, Ryan Underhill, Michael Vondra

3RD YEAR APPRENTICES

Instructor: Ryan Means, HPE Lead Journeyman Plumber

Class: Paul Cardoza, Ross Dunton, Justin Gauld, Jae Ko Perez, Cole Martin, Adrian Martinez, William Moses, Andrew Ashton, Jilverto Flores Herrera, Alberto Lopez Reyes, Pieter Veen III

4TH YEAR APPRENTICES

Instructor: Kent Schooley, HPE Plumbing/Piping Project Superintendent

Class Plumbing/Piping: Adam Ayala, Josh Conlew, Quade Doty, Blake Gorden, Darren Hart, Ben Thompson, Joe VasquezClass SM w/ Local #9: Eric Bauma, Andrew Rickerl, Kyle Morris, Clay Larson

At the event, HPE's Jim Kennel, former long-time HPE employee and head of the apprenticeship program — now a 2nd year instructor — delivered his annual speech on on 'Priming the Pump,' and our celebration also included networking, food/drinks and a graduation cake, and prizes for each apprentice.

We are so honored to have the opportunity to celebrate our new Journeymen Plumbers and all of our amazing apprentices at this event - we're proud of you and look forward to your bright future at HPE!