Mr. Hunter started his Plumbing Career in April 1977 working for Donald Q. Billings at Billings Plumbing in Martinez, CA. After joining U.A. Local 159 as a Material Tradesman and then a Service and Repair Technician, he worked for Billings Plumbing until 1981.
In 1981 Mr. Hunter started working for Benicia Plumbing, Inc. as a Service and Repair Technician. He worked on numerous projects including an active Solar Energy community and performed Plumbing Repair hot work at the nearby Exxon Refinery. His experience was expanded in areas of hydronic heating and underground piping along with plumbing in commercial and residential work, both in tract and custom home construction and repair.
Mr. Hunter obtained his California Contractors License for Plumbing, # 473589 in March 1985. He then was offered a position with Presley Homes of Northern California as a Warranty Manager and was soon promoted to Project Manager. His experience was greatly expanded in the areas of mass grading, soils and site improvements. He worked on large residential multi and single family projects in all aspects of the construction of numerous product lines.
After 2 years with Presley Homes, Mr. Hunter was offered a position as Project Manager with Dalton Construction Co., a large Private and Municipal Pipeline Construction company. Mr. Hunter gained more experience with large underground pipeline projects, working on the 92" Storm Drain project for Stanford University Hospital and subsequently installed the sewer system in the Town of Woodside.
In 1988 Mr. Hunter returned to Benicia Plumbing and began managing the Service and Repair Department. He was later promoted to Operations Manager, overseeing all aspects of Shipping, Receiving, Power Tools, Pre-Fabrication and Fleet Management operations.
Mr. Hunter was involved in the "Blue Water" litigation involving EBMUD and numerous Developers. He built and operated a laboratory built inside one of the subject homes that was under the direction of Mr. William Ellis, Corrosion Engineer.
Because of his hands-on experience with this litigation, in 1994 local attorneys sought out Mr. Hunter to work as a Plumbing Expert for Construction Defect Litigation Lawsuits. This business grew until it was full-time operation in 1999. Later in 2003, Mr. Hunter amicably left Benicia Plumbing, Inc. and re-opened Hunter Plumbing as a Forensic Investigation and Consulting Services company.
Mr. Hunter grew up in Walnut Creek, CA. He was married in 1981 and he and his wife had two children, Lyndsay and Nolan. Mr Hunter was divorced in 1993 and was married again in 1997 to his current wife Kris. Both Mark and Kris, work full time for Hunter Plumbing Consulting, Inc.