Artisan Plumbing Senior Leadership Biography
David Adams is a Master Plumber with nearly twenty years of experience in residential and commercial plumbing. Born in Cleveland, OH and raised in Sylva, NC, David apprenticed in plumbing through a family friend and mentor who trained him to be a knowledgeable and responsible tradesman.
David attended East Carolina University, where he majored in criminal justice and spent time as a scuba instructor in the Florida Keys during the summers. During his college days, David met his future wife, Lisa Wilburn.
Lisa was born in Phoenix, AZ into a US Marine Corps family. She and her three siblings moved frequently all over the country, attending multiple schools and gaining exposure to many people and places. Lisa joined the Marines as a young adult and had a great experience. After her time in the Marines, Lisa moved to Greenville, NC where she worked as a waitress and snuck into lectures at East Carolina University. She eventually met David and their relationship took off from there.
When David entered the workforce, he started in law enforcement but did not enjoy police work as much as he’d anticipated. He consulted with his father to help him find his path. “Go back to your trade,” his father told him. “Those years you spent working with Manuel helped you more than you know.” So, David spent a few years working for diverse plumbing companies to enhance his knowledge and hone his skills.
Following the birth of their first child, David and Lisa moved to Stephens City, VA, where Artisan Plumbing Inc. was formed. With the growing success of the company in Northern Virginia, David and his much larger family moved to Purcellville, VA where the company and family continues to thrive today. The Adams family today includes Patty, a marketing consultant in the Washington, D.C. region; Jake, a senior at James Madison University; Ivan, a junior at Woodgrove High School; and Dane, a brilliant second grader at Mountain View Elementary.
David, Lisa and the Artisan Plumbing team approach each and every plumbing project with the same genuine respect for, and commitment to, customer service that has made them a regional leader in commercial and residential plumbing. Contact us for more information.