Empowering Women in Plumbing: Overcoming Challenges and Breaking the Mold w/ Kim Gill

In this episode of Service Business Mastery, hosts Josh and Tersh talk with Kim Gill. We put the spotlight on women in the plumbing industry, discussing the challenges they face and delving into what can be done to attract more female talent into this field. We have an insightful conversation with our guest, Kim Gill, who not only has extensive experience in association management for various industries, including plumbing, heating, and cooling contractors in Colorado but is also the founder of Women in Plumbing and Piping.



  • Introduction to the episode and guest Kim Gill [0:30]
  • Kim explains how she started Women in Plumbing and Piping. [02:00] 
  • Kim’s background in association management and experience with plumbing, heating, and cooling contractors in Colorado [05:30] 
  • The low percentage of women in trades and the opportunities available to them through initiatives like Women in Plumbing and Piping.[07:00]
  • The issues women face in plumbing include harassment and unequal pay [10:00]
  • How men and women perceive words differently, and how communication is key [10:41]
  • Educating women about opportunities in the plumbing industry [12:36]
  • The four pillars for the future of women in plumbing: education, non-technical education, empowerment, and access to tools and techniques [13:20]
  • Women in Trades [14:42]
  • Closing thoughts [17:05]


Resources And People Mentioned:

  •  pHCC of Colorado: A professional trade association that provides representation, networking opportunities, and education for plumbing, heating, and cooling contractors in Colorado.
  •  AGC: A professional trade organization for general contractors and specialty trade contractors, offering networking opportunities, education, and advocacy.
  • Women in Plumbing and Piping: An organization founded by Kim Gill to attract more women to the plumbing industry by offering resources, support, and networking opportunities.
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Meet the Hosts:

Tersh host of Service Business Mastery PodcastTersh Blissett is a serial entrepreneur who has created and scaled multiple profitable home service businesses in his small-town market. He’s dedicated to giving back to the industry that has provided so much for him and his family. Connect with him on LinkedIn.


Josh Crouch host of Service Business Mastery podcastJoshua Crouch has been in the home services industry, specifically HVAC, for 8+ years as an Operations Manager, Branch Manager, Territory Sales Manager, and Director of Marketing. He’s also the Founder of Relentless Digital, where the focus is dominating your local market online. Connect with him on LinkedIn.


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