Hi, my name is… Tamra Wyman
My company and title is… Owner at Wyman Plumbing & Mechanical LLC
A typical day in my life includes… My workweek is pretty routine. I start by getting up early and going for a 45 minute run (rain or shine), get cleaned up, drop the kids off at school, and then head to work. After a day at work, I end the day with a weight-lifting workout then find something to do with the family, whether it is swimming, dirt biking, playing a game, or watching a movie. The night ends with some light reading before bed.
My favorite thing about living/working in the North Valley is…It feels like a small community. We both grew up in a small town of 1,200 people in Southwest Colorado, and though we moved to one of the largest counties in the U.S.A., being in the North Valley feels more like a small, tight knit community. We have come to know our customers, fellow business owners and neighbors, and no matter whether we eat out or go grocery shopping, we run into friends.
My favorite movie I could never get tired of watching and why… For some reason, I’ve never had an all time favorite movie. My husband’s is the movie “Tombstone.” I enjoy many actors and genres. My favorites are action, comedy, and western. The Rambo saga, 3:10 to Yuma, The Magnificent Seven, Open Range, any John Wayne movie, and The Expendables, to name a few.
My family is… husband Doug, son Erik (19), daughter Jilli (15), son Henry (13), and daughter Allie (5). We all have a lot of fun together camping, tubing down the Salt River, paddle boarding on the lake, riding dirt bikes, swimming, and exploring in the Jeep.
The business lesson I learned the hard way is… All of them. But the important thing is to learn from them and find ways to make sure it doesn’t happen again. I think learning the hard way helps it stick in mind longer, too!
One thing I cannot live without is… My workouts and music! I absolutely love lifting weights and losing myself in my music. I’ve always loved country dancing, too, but have lived without that since kids. Maybe again in the future!
When I was younger, I wanted to be… a veterinarian.
The song I would sing at Karaoke night is…The Devil Went Down to Georgia by The Charlie Daniels Band.
The one person who motivates me is… my husband. He’s my rock and my beacon that shines in the dark. I love his work ethic, his morals, his empathy, how he can set goals then stick to them, and he has the patience of a saint. He sets so many examples that I try to follow.
The last thing that made me laugh out loud was…Definitely my youngest daughter. She says the most random things.
The perfect day would be… Enjoying my husband’s company exploring the deserts, lakes or the mountains.
My first job was… Working in my dad’s wood shop as a pre-teen, but outside family business it was actually working for a plumbing supply store. Little did I know I’d marry a plumber and own a plumbing company!
My life…is filled with family, running a business, raising kids, health/fitness routine, and still trying to make time for me. I’m currently working on staying positive, being the best version of myself, and completing the 75 Hard program.
The best gift I’ve ever received was… a new wedding ring that my husband gave me when he re-proposed to me on our last anniversary. It was the loving and tear-jerking introduction speech leading up to the gift that made it so special. I’m honestly not much of a “jewelry girl” but the story behind it was beautiful.
My dream vacation would be to… Try out one of those beach vacations at an exotic place or go escape to the mountains during the summer.
My words of wisdom to aspiring business owners… Take a leap of faith. Do not doubt yourself. If you think you can or you can’t – you’re probably right. Where there is a will, there is a way. You can’t build a business from the ground if you don’t have the “whatever it takes” mentality. Stay positive, build a business plan, work the hours and put in all the hard work. If it were easy, everyone would do it.