Education, Training & Career Development

Education, training and career development at Shapiro & Duncan are a win-win-win:

  • Clients benefit from educated and experienced professionals, and skilled and experienced craftspeople who do the job right the first time and deliver on-time and on-budget.
  • Shapiro & Duncan benefits from more productive employees who are current on best practices, yielding repeat business and referrals.
  • At the same time, employees advance in their careers and earn more as they continue career development.


We offer a variety of training courses in-house, through external sources and online:

  • In House
    • Introduction to HVAC, Pipefitting, Basic Electricity, Basic Refrigeration, Blueprint Reading, Hydronics, Torch Cutting, Backflow Certification and more.
  • External
    • Plumbing, HVAC and HVAC Controls through Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) of Metro Washington and ABC Virginia, Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Adult Education, D.C. Apprenticeship Council and more.
  • Online
    • Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Visio, Project and more.



"Shapiro & Duncan exposes me to a variety of jobs, big and small, ranging from schools, to government buildings, and private institutions while working hand- in- hand with Project Managers. The company continues to support my education and growth not only through job experience, but also through my MBA program. They actively register me for training seminars and programs. The best part of the company is that the big world experience comes with traditional family values and a family atmosphere."
Thomas Breslin
Shapiro & Duncan