PARSIPPANY — Parsippany’s plumbing inspector, David Bishop, has been selected 2015 Plumbing Inspector of the Year by the N.J. Plumbing Inspector’s Association. Bishop has been acknowledged for his out-standing contributions in the areas of code enforcement and plumbing inspection.
He was honored at an awards luncheon during the Building Safety Conference of New Jersey on May 7 in Atlantic City.
Bishop became a master plumber in 1986 and was self-employed from 1993 to 2006. He obtained his plumbing inspector’s license in 1996 and began his career in Parsippany in 1999 as a part-time employee with the township. He became full time in 2001.
Bishop is very gracious in expressing his gratitude to the administration in Parsippany for supporting his involvement with the N.J. Plumbing Inspectors Association for more than 15 years and permitting him to attend meetings and seminars. He was an active member who served as Sgt. of Arms for two years and financial secretary for six years. With concern about continuing education, Bishop started their first scholarship program.
He also served as the past president of Triboro Master Plumbers, the local association of State League of Master Plumbers and has been an instructor at Passaic County Technical Institute for the past seven years.
“I am so proud of Dave Bishop and all that he has achieved,” stated Mayor James Barberio. “The township is so fortunate to have an inspector who not only is a master plumber, but is trained, certified and experienced in every aspect of the plumbing industry. Dave is a very astute inspector who is proficient in detecting code violations. I sincerely trust Dave’s judgment and know that when he makes an important decision, he is doing so to ensure code compliance.”