Sam Moody - Certifying Plumber
MEET MOODS PLUMBING OWNER / DIRECTOR – SAM MOODY
Sam Moody (aka Moods) is a Canterbury lad with a committed work ethic. He prioritises getting the results desired by his customers. Sam loves the ocean and mountains, so if he’s not on the tools you might catch him at the beach chasing waves on his surfboard or up the hill looking for fresh powder on his snowboard. He is a man who maintains an open mind while putting himself in situations for growth and forward thinking.
Sam started his plumbing apprenticeship with Cashmere company AP Plumbing in 2004. Since then he has had great exposure to a variety of plumbing work including new housing outfits, retrofits/alterations, commercial construction, rural plumbing and the most important and most continual aspect of plumbing – residential maintenance.
Sam learned his trade from AP Plumbings’ Petherbridge boys – some of the best in the industry – who have had plumbing in their blood for three generations. The boys exposed Sam to their positive job site environment which encouraged getting the job done while not losing sight of the bigger things in life.
After finishing his time and passing the registration exam, Sam took off and moved to California to work for Davis Plumbing based out of Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles. Surfing and plumbing in a new environment was a valuable life experience for Sam which he embraced with open arms. After his visa expired, Sam dropped the tools, picked up his surfboard and backpacked his way down to Central America where he lived and worked at a surf camp giving surf lessons and enjoying the tropics.
The travel bug that lies in most Kiwis was biting Sam, so his next four years were spent working, saving, traveling, surfing and snowboarding. During this time, Sam worked on a yacht involved in a sailing expedition from New Zealand to Tahiti and then back to New Zealand. The expedition took Sam around many Pacific Islands as he crewed on a support boat to a fleet of traditionally designed sailing Vakas.
Sam’s most recent adventure to Canada and the USA saw Sam and two close mates moving to the Northern Ontario bush to plant trees for a silviculture company. Living hours from civilisation for five months and out of tents in a camp with 60 other dudes and chicks was unforgettable. The work was very challenging and the living conditions were hard, but the experience left Sam with enough stories to last a lifetime!
After a winter snowboarding in British Colombia, Canada, Sam was offered a management position for the second summer season with Heritage Reforestation Inc. doing tree deliveries and camp maintenance. There he used his plumbing and construction skills to set up camp facilities and run the water to the kitchen trailer at every relocation.
Returning home Sam now moves forward with Christchurch in its rise from the rubble. Sam passed his Certifying Plumbing exam in late 2013 which gives Moods Plumbing Ltd. the power to employ new staff, sign off new builds and sign producer statements which comply with local council standards.
In building his business, Sam wants to emphasise the importance of future proofing new construction and installing quality New Zealand made products.