Steve Fisher is the Kiwanis Club of Tacoma’s January Everyday Hero. He completed his plumber’s apprenticeship at an early age and obtained a plumber’s license. He later acquired a boilermaker’s license and also became a licensed electrician.
Steve has used his skills in his employment with Sound Starter Rebuild, Goodwill, the University of Puget Sound and Mitchell Plumbing before working for the City of Tacoma for 20 years at the Tacoma Dome and Tacoma Convention Center.
With his rich background of skills and experience, Steve has been a superstar for Mason United Methodist Church. His friend George Hoivik asked him to help with a recurring boiler problem that vexed the maintenance staff. Boilers are Steve’s specialty and he quickly solved and fixed the problem.
That was the beginning of Steve’s volunteer hours since that he has given to fix more broken or malfunctioning things around the church. He has saved them thousands of dollars in labor costs. One example is the new boiler he installed for $12,000 savings.
Just recently, Steve went to the Tacoma/Pierce Co. Habitat for Humanity store (a corporate member of our club) and purchased light fixtures that he installed outside a poorly lit area on the side of the church. The lighting negated the use of the area for nefarious purposes. Mason United Methodist Church also considers Steve a hero.