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Brian Hamner 
Robert Riestenberg 

Brian Hamner is a Plumbing Inspector for the City of Des Moines, Iowa’s capital, a post he’s held since 2007.

Born and raised in Winterset, Iowa, Hamner has 20 years of experience in the plumbing trade. He began his career as a sprinkler fitter with a small company for several years before switching to plumbing after some encouragement from his then future wife, Shannon. In 1996, he started with Cook Plumbing Corp., obtaining his Journeyman and his Master Plumbing licenses during his tenure. In 2005, he went to work for Golden Rule Plumbing and Heating before moving onto his current position with the city.

He is a certified IAPMO Plumbing Inspector, and as an IAPMO member since 2013 he has been serving on the UPC Answers and Analysis committee since joining the association. He has served as the Chairman of the Plumbing, Mechanical, and Fuel Gas Committee for the Central Iowa Code Consortium, a group of 15communities that have joined together to adopt codes for the Central Iowa metro area. He also serves as the Vice Chairman/Treasurer for the Iowa Chapter of IAPMO.

“I am truly honored to serve on the Board of Directors,” Hamner says, “it is an opportunity I will never take for granted. IAPMO is a great organization to be a part of. It is a world leader in plumbing and mechanical codes. I look forward to helping the association move forward in providing safe plumbing and mechanical systems, along with other services IAPMO has to offer.”

He and Shannon have been married 19 years and have two children, Tobias and Olivia. Hamner’s father worked for 33 years as a journeyman gas serviceman with the union. He enjoys riding motorcycles, bow hunting, cooking, and spending time with his family.