The founder of Raymond Plumbing, Mark Raymond, had a very early start in the plumbing industry. Born in South Australia in 1971, Mark attended the Goodwood Technical High School – a trade school – at age 12. The trade experience he gained every day at this school kick-started his love of plumbing and gasfitting.
Mark joined the military at age 17 and during his service, he completed a plumbing and gasfitting apprenticeship. He also helped build the RAAF base in Scherger, worked on the Range control building in Singleton and also completed Facilities Management in Canberra for the Chief Engineer Office at Duntroon Army Barracks.
After leaving the military, Mark moved to Cairns and began working as a maintenance plumber. 12 years ago, he decided to start his own plumbing business. Ever since, Raymond Plumbing has flourished and Mark is thrilled to be doing what he loves to do, every single day!
On his days off, Mark enjoys bushwalking, running, bird watching, astronomy and rock collecting. He has a deep love of learning, so continuously pursues activities like learning new languages (he speaks Arabic and Spanish), acting classes and he is also involved in his local Rotary club.
With fifteen years’ experience, natural problem-solving abilities and a calm and helpful attitude, Tom is the perfect person to be in the role of the Plumbing Supervisor Assistant with Raymond Plumbing. His colleagues admire his vast and unsurpassed knowledge of general plumbing, and this knowledge is backed by an extremely good work ethic. If you have a tricky plumbing problem that other plumbers have had trouble solving, Tom is the man you will want to fix it. Outside of work, Tom spends his time enjoying the company of his much-loved family and is also a keen cyclist.
Alex completed his plumbing apprenticeship on the tablelands before moving to Cairns and joining the Raymond Plumbing team. Since joining our team, Alex has proven he has a high level of plumbing knowledge, and his friendly nature makes him a great plumber to work with and learn from. Outside of work, Alex enjoys spending as much time as possible playing golf and spending time with his family.
Having mostly maintenance plumbing experience, Jess quickly proved that she was a valuable part of the Raymond Plumbing team. Jess thrives on constantly learning new things and expanding her plumbing knowledge, which has led her to now be fully qualified in TMV and backflow testing and training to become one of our Zip technicians. Jess loves AFL, camping and exploring the local region.
Josh is a local Cairns resident with years of experience being a plumber in the Cairns region. Josh has an inquisitive nature, leading him to be open to continuous learning, which has resulted in him becoming a TMV and backflow tester as well as one of our Zip technicians. Josh loves all sports but loves the Broncos the most.