Leadership Team

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Rhonda Dowdy

Owner 

Rhonda entered the plumbing industry in 1980. Her experience comes from the startup of a joint business venture with her husband many years ago. She worked on the finance side of the business while her husband worked with their customers. She learned the in's and out's of running a small business while raising her four children from home.

Rhonda invested in the startup of COPPERA, LLC in 2007 when she hired Sam Dowdy Jr. to run and manage the new company. Rhonda oversees all aspects of the company through her managers on a monthly basis. As president, Rhondal focuses on the comapny's continued growth and stable financial structure. Rhonda is dedicated to her faith, family, and her businesses. 

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Sam Dowdy Jr.

General Manager & Business Development Manager

Sam’s career began in his early teens and earned his master plumbing 
license at the age of 21. Sam started in a small office with 2 personnel in 
Giddings, TX. In 2006, Sam estimated and worked on his first commercial
project. After a successful first commercial project, Sam decided the commercial plumbing industry was where he wanted to make his living.

Sam has made it a point to continue to  educate himself and his staff through class courses, books, and on-the-job training. Sam has attended the Advanced Project Manager training  course, Essentials of Project Management, and Manager to CEO through PHCC (Plumbing and Heating Cooling Contractors Association). He also 
focused on continued growth and training through Cogent Analytics and PHCC. 

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Mark Weaver

Operations Manager

Mark is an Operations Manager with over 15  years of project experience in the U.S. Army.  He joined the COPPERA team in 2017 while transitioning from the Army, and currently provides the liaison between management, general contractors, vendors, and the feld teams to ensure we remain on schedule and under budget.

Mark has a B.S in Engineering Management from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and a M.S. in Defense Analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey.  Additionally, Mark has attended the Project Manager Professional (PMP) training course to better provide oversight of planned and ongoing projects.  

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Liz Dowdy

Accounting & Administration Manager

As Finanace Manager, Liz is responsible for overseeing all aspects of COPPERA, LLCs financial operations. This inlcues but is not limited to accounts payable, accounts receivable, cashflow management, budgeting, and appropriate utilization of capital. Liz works closely with the CPA to ensure all financial functions and reporting's are processed and accurate. 

Liz is a native Texan that has worked with COPPERA since 2014. She received a BA in Psychology with a minor in Communications from Texas State University. Liz deveopled her finance and management skills while working in the banking industry for 9+ years prior to joining COPPERA. She is driven to build great teams and company culture within COPPERA while manageing accounting functions.