Jacob Dusinberre
H.L. Stoneberger Plumbing & Htg.

What made you choose the trade you are learning?
I started in general construction with Lobar Associates. I was with them for 5 years until 2011 when I thought more of the trades. It was actually my father who told me I should look into it.

What is one thing that surprised you about the trade you are learning?
One thing that surprised me about learning a trade is the many opportunities that are available to you.

What is your favorite thing you have learned in your apprenticeship program so far?
My favorite thing I’ve learned would be the theory and all of the aspects within HVAC.

What motivates you to work hard?  
What motivates me to work hard is myself. I have always been a hard worker. I don’t have a spouse, so if I fail, it only falls back on me. To me, failure is not an option.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In 5 years, I see myself working my way up through the ranks of the HVAC industry.

How did you learn about ABC Keystone?
A former employer told me about ABC Keystone and the many opportunities that they provide with their apprenticeship program.

What do you like to do in your free time?
In my free time, I play guitar, and I’m also a Civil War re-enactor. I re-enact with the 22nd North Carolina company of Longstreet’s Corps. I’m also a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans McNeil’s Rangers Camp, and an officer in the Sons of the Union Camp J.P. Brindle camp.

Are you a morning or night person?
I would say I’m definitely a morning person!

Anything else you would like to add?
All trades in the construction industry are important. We are the back bone that keeps the world moving.