We exist, with traditional goodwill and high-quality standards, to get your job done. Each job is treated with customized care and completed promptly with accuracy and efficiency.
Our Core Values
From a high-quality product to a high-quality experience,
everything we do is based on our core values. Our high-standards
get your job done well and on time.
Integrity is not only a highly-valued trait in leadership but also in all employees at Big Sky Plumbing. When Big Sky Plumbing says something, they stay true to their word. This principle brings companies business they can trust.
Time is vital in a construction project. Big Sky Plumbing lives and dies by their schedule so you can get the job done swiftly and smoothly.
We are committed to getting the job done right and done well. In doing so, we take care of customers through dedication, hard work, and high standards.
How it all Began
In 1997, while serving a mission for his church in Billings MT, Big Sky Plumbing owner, Gaven Johnson’s mission companion clogged the “P” trap of their apartment sink. Gaven was able to fix the drain and get the sink working again. It was at that moment he decided he wanted to become a plumber. 10 years later, Gaven started Big Sky Plumbing, and the company has continued to grow ever since. Big Sky Plumbing is known as the superior expert in new construction and medical gas installation for hospitals, dental offices, surgical centers, churches, and new construction projects along the Wasatch Front.
Gaven has over 23 years of experience in the plumbing and medical gas industry. His knowledge of the plumbing industry began in 1999 while working at a plumbing supply house. He received his formal education from Utah Valley University as a Master Plumber. Gaven is also a certified Medical Gas ASSE 6010 Installer and ASME IX Brazer. Gaven established Big Sky Plumbing on principles of fairness, doing the right thing, and providing unmatched quality service. He believes in the Golden Rule of treating people right. He believes in the cowboy way where a handshake is your word. From the moment you meet him, you will feel like he is one of your best friends. He has a huge heart and is very involved in the local communities. Gaven is married to Kristi and together they have five children. Gaven loves spending time with his family and his many animals. He also enjoys participating in the sport of team roping.
Chief Financial Officer
Clint began his experience in operations management in 1999. At Utah Valley University, Clint received a bachelor’s degree in finance. With his knowledge and position over operations and finance, he has big-picture perspective. The focus of his day is geared towards analyzing and making big decisions to improve the company. His favorite part about the job is showing up each day to find creative, productive, and innovative solutions to better Big Sky Plumbing. Clint is married to his wife Rachael and they have six children.
Collin began working for Big Sky Plumbing in 2008 and has over 12 years of experience in the industry. He received his education from Mountainland Technical College as a Commercial and Residential Journeyman Plumber. He is also certified as a Medical Gas ASSE 6010 Installer and ASME IX Brazer. His ability to oversee a project from start to finish, foreseeing any unknown obstacles to keep it running on time and within budget, has helped him excel in his position. Collin’s favorite part about his job is seeing the team come together to provide the highest quality service for our customers. Collin is married to his wife Emily and has four children.
Russell (Russ) Ellsworth
Assistant Foreman/ Warranty Manager
Russ joined the Big Sky family in 2013 and has been working in the field for 9 years. He graduated from Utah Valley University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. He also attended Mountainland Technical College where he received his Commercial and Residential Journeyman’s license. Russ has a great understanding of project management and the importance of providing good customer service. He frequently receives compliments on providing service above and beyond expectations. He loves working with his hands, learning new skills, and a sense of accomplishment from a good day’s work. He loves working with the awesome Big Sky Plumbing crew that makes every day exciting. Russ is happily married to Briana, and they have two girls.
Projects accomplished on time
Work completed with expertise
Fulfillment with efficiency
Integrity and commitment at every step