Where Are They Now? Meet 1987 Prairie Grad Dave Huston

Name: Dave Huston

What year did you graduate Prairie High School?
1987

What is your current position?
President/Owner

Where is your place of employment?
Pipe Pro Inc. Mechanical Contractor

What are your job responsibilities?
Work with customers and employees to install and maintain mechanical piping systems including, plumbing, HVAC, refrigeration and process piping of several food products.

Describe your career/educational path since graduating from Prairie High School.
Started at sweeping the floor and driving delivery truck for a local contractor. Gained access to an apprentice program for Plumbers and Pipefitters Local #125. Served a 5 year apprenticeship program and worked in the industry locally at several large manufacturing facilities. In 2003 I decided to open my own company and today employ roughly 60 people.

What advice would you give to today’s high school graduates?
Get up, dress up, show up and don’t let anyone tell you can’t do something! If you have the desire to succeed, surround yourself with people of the same likeness. You don’t need to know everything, just know where to find the answer.  Put trust and faith in good people and you will receive the same from them. Don’t be afraid to fail, just don’t do it twice. Find something you enjoy doing in life and then make that your job.

Dave and his wife Lisa and their two children Bailey and Holly