Mike Grabowski is a Chicago native with 19 years of construction experience in masonry, carpentry, electric, plumbing, and landscaping. In addition to being a contractor, Mike has worked in the steel Industry for 13 years, the plastics industry for 12, and the chemical field for 8. He is highly certified in all of these fields, and has most recently been working in the Research and Development Department for Weld-On, focusing on bonding agents for irrigation products both in the US and Europe. His favorite expression is, “Experience is the best education,” and he has lived his life accordingly.
In addition to his active professional career, Mike has been a public speaker for many forums in many venues, including the recent AALSO show for the nation’s aquarium operators. He also teaches others in the industry to become qualified solvent cement bonders of PVC/CPVC pipe and fitting according to the ASME B31.3 and the ATSM D-2855 standards.