FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT:Brad Tully & Oly Olsen
CPI Plumbing & Heating
1900 Railroad Ave
Mt Vernon, WA 98273
CPI Enhances Service Quality With Industry Pathway for Recruits
Mt Vernon, WA: Friday February 12, 2021 – A trusted plumbing and heating specialist is
offering a gateway to recruits searching for a career in the industry.
Brad Tully and Oly Olsen, CPI Plumbing & Heating owners, have conceived a 12-month
program that gives a real-time apprentice experience of every aspect of the job, and a
launchpad towards their Washington State Residential Specialty Plumbing License.
Based at their Mt Vernon training academy, apprentices will receive paid, benefited, full-time
employment at CPI as they learn the ins and outs of plumbing and HVAC.
CPI is a trusted name across the Whatcom, Skagit, Island and northern Snohomish
communities. It has gained an excellent reputation for quality service and fast problem-
solving of residential repairs, replacements, maintenance, and installation needs.
Tully and Olsen hit on the idea of promoting home-grown, trained talent into the industry in
2019. They created an academy at their Mt Vernon warehouse to provide plenty of hands-on
experience and address a wide range of situations a tech might face, including worst-case
The scheme includes virtual reality training, written quizzes and in-person assessments. Last
October, the first class was held with four students, and a second class occurred in January
2021. An HVAC-focused training session is planned for mid-2021.
The program is overseen by Steve Murray, CPI’s HVAC department manager. He has nearly
40 years’ industry experience, including 20 years as a certified vocation instructor. He is a
licensed 06A Specialty electrician, a member of the CITC Mechanical Trades Apprenticeship
Council and a CEU instructor for both online and live classes.
The academy’s ambition is to provide the indus