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Old 11-05-2007, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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Hello,
I would like to hear from any journeymen plumbers working in the Charlotte area, particulary commercial new construction work.
What salaries are you getting? benefits? Which Plumbing companies best to work for.
I see Cam-Ful Industries in Pineville is hiring. Any info on them?
I am a plumber moving to the area in the near future coming from Long Island and would greatly appreciate any info you can give me.
Thanks
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Old 11-05-2007, 11:29 AM
 
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Well, first off, bear in mind that there's very little union presence in NC, so hopefully you're not coming from the union in LI (or you'll be in for a rude awakening....lol). I can't help with actual salaries and benefits plans, but I can tell you that the hourly rates we see here in Atlanta for open shop commercial journeymen plumbers are slightly less that 1/2 of what a union journeyman plumber in NJ would be billed at. Charlotte's rates are very similar.

I'd say you're probably going to be in the $20/hour range, give or take a few $$, and benefits will likely only come from the largest companies.
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Old 11-05-2007, 11:47 AM
 
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Well, first off, bear in mind that there's very little union presence in NC, so hopefully you're not coming from the union in LI (or you'll be in for a rude awakening....lol). I can't help with actual salaries and benefits plans, but I can tell you that the hourly rates we see here in Atlanta for open shop commercial journeymen plumbers are slightly less that 1/2 of what a union journeyman plumber in NJ would be billed at. Charlotte's rates are very similar.

I'd say you're probably going to be in the $20/hour range, give or take a few $$, and benefits will likely only come from the largest companies.

Agreed. Commercial will obviously get you more money also.
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Old 05-12-2008, 04:14 PM
 
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Default I Worked For Cfi (cam-ful Industries)

Hey LI Blues,

In reply to your questions about Charlotte NC and even more Cam-Ful Industries, I think I might be able to answer that better than anybody. I moved down to Charlotte last May with my job already lined up with CFI. I am born and raised in Long Island (Yaphank) and have worked commercial plumbing since I was 18. Cam-Ful Industries is originally from Syracusse NY and in almost every sense is probably the best company ever created. They are huge and do primarily the largest construction projects in the Charlotte metro region. I was hired on as a Foreman and enjoyed the hands off aproach in which they conduct business. They are huge on safety and have a program with Redwing boots where you can get a pair every year for $25 dollars. The pay scale is sorry if you are used to union wages in NY. I was hired @ $20per hour and was told that it was one of the highest salaries (journeyman between 17-20per hour) Cam-Ful is one of the highest down there and benefits are awesome and cheap. Here is the downside and one of the reasons why I moved my family back to Long Island....They want you to work 6 days a week around the clock. Its great if your used to working overtime already but I believe in workers rights and I have a young family which I like to be home for. All in all the salary isnt bad at all when you factor in the OT and if you run work youll get a nice Ford F-350 pick up to take home gas paid. I didnt like how different it was in the south and found that while the majority of southerners didnt mind northerners, there was enough of them who didnt like us....especially New Yorkers. I am well manored and dont have a strong NY accent and still got comments. There are a lot of people from different parts of the U.S. and they all have one thing in common...they dont like arrogant New Yorkers. My only advice is just to rent first so you can come back if you change your mind. I bought and lucky for me my house sold quick but the housing market is iffy and Id test the water before diving in. IT IS THE BELT BUCKLE OF THE BIBLE BELT...BE WARE. Let me know if you need employment in Long Island, I work for a very well reputable company that has never had anyone miss a day of work. Good luck with whatever you choose, most people dont come back but it was just too different for me
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