Harold Green - owner
“In October 1989, as a young twenty year-old man, I went to work for National Welders in Charlotte, North Carolina. I was privileged to work under men much older than myself (most at that time were in there 70’s and even 80’s). That work environment, surrounded by years of wisdom, instilled in me a work ethic and character unlike any that could be taught in school. I served basically an apprenticeship for two years, in just starting to learn the trade of the cryogenic and gas industry. Twelve years in, I saw opportunities that stretched outside the realm of National Welders yet went hand in hand with the industry. I was constantly being asked by our customers about piping work and other opportunities that would tie into our systems. Thus, the light bulb went off in becoming an entrepreneur in this industry. I remembered the words of the late Dick Lake (president of National Welders at that time) when I approached him with the idea of going out on my own he said, “Son your crazy… This is a Feast or Famine business, but we’ll back you all we can.” That was all I needed to pursue my dream of becoming a business owner. As the owner of Carolina Piping Services, Inc, it has been my passion since May 26, 2006 to become the best at what everyone else seemed to be lacking in. I wanted to be different from the rest. I didn’t ever want money or greed to drive our business. I desperately wanted to be different than Corporate America. With instilled Christian values in mind, I made a very conscious decision that I would always do my best to put the needs of our employees and our customers first. I would always do my very best to treat them both as I would want to be treated. Things always have a way of coming full circle both good and bad. I have seen both. I have been married now for 30 years to Michele Green and we have 4 beautiful daughters. Our eldest, Alexis, is married to her husband Cameron who is a firefighter in Charlotte, NC, and they have our only grandchild (for now,) Anna Kate. Alexis is the head of sales here at Carolina Piping and has worked here since she was sixteen years old. Caitlyn has been married to her husband Cody for two years and is a registered nurse. She graduated from Gardner Webb University in 2016. Cody works here at Carolina Piping as our floor manager. Abby has been married to her husband Travis (who is a truck driver for South Eastern) for a year and is an elementary school teacher. She graduated from UNC Charlotte in 2016. Lastly, Miranda, our youngest, is engaged to be married to Sawyer in November of 2019. She is a small business owner of two businesses and she works here for us as the head of our Marketing department. Sawyer also works for us in the O2 department. The accomplishments my daughters have made makes for a very proud father as I never graduated from High School with my classmates. I did however receive my High School diploma in the summer of 1986. In closing this quick BIO of myself, it is my goal to not impress, but to thank all those that have made my dream become a reality. To thank God for the magnificent grace that he has shown to me and my family. To God be the Glory for all He has done.
From left to right: Cameron, Anna Kate, Alexis, Sawyer, Miranda, Travis, Abby, Michele, myself, Caitlyn, and Cody.