Ryan Kimball

Ryan Kimball was born in Massachusetts and moved to Kauai’s north shore for a short time as a kid. Eventually relocating to Washington state with his family, he completed a high-school education and served his plumbing apprenticeship.

Growing up with a supportive family and a practical educational environment based on hard work and a love for God and family, he nurtured a love for fixing things at a young age. Thanks to a hard-working dad and many an influential person,  he was equipped with the necessary entrepreneurial skills and learned how to venture out at a young age into the world of small business ownership. 

The lure of the Garden Island called him back home nearly ten years ago, where he first established Readyman Services, Inc. He now resides on the east side with his beautiful wife Kristen and growing family!

Like father, like son
Like father, like son

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When did your interest in plumbing begin? 

Ever since I was 15, I knew I wanted to be a plumber. For generations my family has worked with their hands, so I knew as a kid that I’d probably end up doing the same. I wanted to make sure it was something I loved doing. My dad came home one day when I was a teenager and said he knew a plumber who needed an apprentice, and asked if I was interested. I started working under him, with the goal of working for myself someday, and I haven’t looked back since!

What do you like best about plumbing?

I really enjoy the variety. It’s the little details about plumbing that are fascinating to me. When I was young, I loved playing with Legos and Erector Sets, taking all the small separate pieces and constructing something that worked and looked good as the final product. Today, I still love fixing things. I get a high level of personal satisfaction in leaving something in better shape than when I started.

What’s the most important thing people should know about plumbing that they usually don’t?

Plumbing is really about waste and water management. Our job is to ensure the health and safety of our community while contributing to clean and comfortable living practices, all the while doing our part to educate and promote water conservation and energy efficiency.

What are your personal hobbies?

I love spending time with my wife and son. I enjoy traveling and exploring. I’m a big fan of my wife’s cooking. I like trying new things, and teaching my little son how to do something new. I’m always up for watching a movie or taking a nap. My wife and I both love having people over to “talk story”.

What’s your favorite book?

It’s been awhile since I read it, but I really liked Frankenstein. That story conjured up a whole host of emotions in me.

What’s your favorite movie?

It’s a toss up between a good epic and a laugh-out-loud comedy.  Legends of the Fall vs. Tommy Boy…I know, not two movies you would see going toe-to-toe at the Academy Awards!

What’s your favorite food?

 I’d have to go with pizza…or anything Italian.

What’s the best piece of advice you could give somebody?

Work hard, but always take time to invest in relationships. Consciously think about being a good steward of the resources around you. The reason we should be so concerned about being eco-friendly is because it’s our responsibility as individuals to take care of the resources God gave us. We live in a fast-growing world. The planet is getting smaller and more accessible. It’s going to take a collective effort to protect what we have so we can pass it on to the next generation.

In one paragraph, describe yourself.

I know it sounds a little cliche, but that Pottery Barn painting that so many have on their walls that says “Life, Laughter, and Love” pretty much sums it up for me. Live life to the fullest in every moment of every day. Find the humor in it and dwell on it for just a little bit, but not too much (okay, a little bit more than average, but less than excessive). While you’re at it, love! Love the Life and the Laughter that the people living the life bring.

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