Meet the Team

Doug Hughes

Born and raised in Las Vegas, he has been married to his beautiful wife Jennifer for over 25 years and has 2 great children: Doug, his son, is an active apprentice and a 4th generation plumber, and Ally who is currently a school teacher.

Doug is a master plumber and been in the business for 25 years. He served a 5-year apprenticeship program where he received both classroom and on-the-job training. Doug has worked and managed many commercial and residential projects throughout the years such as:

  • Nellis AFB Battle Command Center
  • Multiple school district projects
  • UMC Hospital expansion
  • Medical centers
  • Dental offices
  • UNLV Science and Engineering building
  • Fashion show
  • Mall remodel
  • City Center Project
  • Several home remodels throughout the valley
  • Day-to-day service and repair calls throughout the valley
  • Water heaters
  • Sewer line replacement
  • Water main replacement and repairs

He has worked in all aspects of the plumbing field from service to construction. The projects he has managed have ranged from a thousand dollars to billions of dollars. Doug is a firm believer that today’s plumbers are not just plumbers: they are protectors of the heath of our community and our nation.

Doug and his family started Mach 1 Plumbing in January of 2014. We are always educating ourselves and our team to keep up with the most current items and trends in the plumbing trades. Mach 1 Plumbing is a member of the local PHCC of Nevada chapter where he and other contractors work together to provide outstanding education to new apprentices and work with local jurisdictions to maintain quality and excellent standards in the plumbing industry. Doug also sits on the board of directors that oversee the association.

Mach 1 Plumbing is also a member of the local IAPMO chapter, Henderson Chamber of Commerce, and the local BNI chapter. Doug enjoys spending quality time with his family, working on his Mustang, collecting vintage toys, traveling, camping with Jennifer, and going to dinner with friends and family.

Doug takes pride in getting to know his clients on a personal level.

Jennifer Hughes

Jenn was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. She comes from a family of plumbers. Her father, grandfather, and uncles are all retired plumbers, so it was no surprise when she got engaged to a plumber. She has been married to her husband and best friend for 25 years and together they have raised 2 wonderful children, Doug III and Ally. She spent 18 years in the dental field as a chairside, surgical assistant and lab technician.

She left the dental field to become a stay-at-home mom in 2009. She was the Girl Scout leader, room mother, swim coach, and volunteered in the theater department at her children’s school. Her youngest child graduated high school in 2019 and that’s when she started volunteering part time as a secretary and marketing assistant here at Mach 1 Plumbing.

She is a lover of all animals especially dogs, of which she has 5; Sammi, Tweak, Anna-Bama, Phoebe and the newest fur baby, Pike, all of which were rescues. In her free time she loves to swim, decorate for Christmas, have coffee every morning with her parents, and cheer on her favorite college football team, the University of Alabama (ROLL TIDE!). She loves to travel, and has been to every US state, Canada, England, and all over Europe. Her favorite thing to do, however, is just get in the RV and go on adventures with her husband Doug and the fur babies.

Douglas E Hughes III

Douglas was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. He graduated from Arbor View High School in 2017 where he was a theater technician and was involved in building some of the most advanced and technical sets the theater has ever used. He started with plumbing right out of high school. After serving a 4-year apprenticeship, Doug has officially turned out and gained the title of a journeyman plumber and the lead service tech here at Mach 1 Plumbing. He has plans to get a degree in business management and his contractor’s license. Douglas is currently engaged to his high school sweetheart Casey, and they have two dogs; Zeus is a 9-year-old English bulldog and Delilah is a 1-year-old Fox Hound. Douglas enjoys spending much of his time outdoors: fishing, hunting, and competitive target shooting.

Cathy Mulkern

Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, she has been married to Kevin Mulkern for 47 years, and currently has two new fur babies named Shadow and Spooky. She has many loving nieces and nephews and their children in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Florida and Nevada.

Cathy started her accounting career right out of high school at Little, Brown & Co., a well known book publisher in Boston. She worked for the cofounder of the Paperback Booksmith and Videosmith retail chains in Massachusetts when the video rental industry was in its infancy. She has also worked as an assistant controller in the insurance & medical fields and worked her way up to controller and office manager, also in the insurance industry and the convention exhibit industry. Cathy is very grateful for all the supervisors and managers over the years who helped her excel in accounting, human resources and office management.

Cathy now enjoys her part time work at Mach 1 Plumbing as office manager and her semi-retirement. She enjoys travel, hiking, exploring ghost towns and mining areas, rockhounding, playing word games and spending time with her family and her new fur babies. 

Adrian Valdez

Adrian was born and raised in Las Vegas Nevada. He attended the magnet program at Desert Pines high school where he was in the culinary arts and automotive tech classes and graduated in 2018. After graduating he was introduced to the plumbing field by his uncle. He joined the Mach 1 plumbing family in early 2023 and instantly fit right in. In his free time, Adrian enjoys spending time with his little daughter and beautiful wife traveling to several national parks, Yosemite being his favorite.

Nick McGuire

Nick was born in Chico, California and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. He graduated from Arbor View High School in 2019. He spent much of his time there in theatre and in competitive archery. Nick went into the food service industry after graduating high school and has worked in various kitchens since then. Nick has been working at Mach 1 as a pre-apprentice and is looking forward to starting his 4-year apprenticeship in 2024 with plans to pursue a career in plumbing.

Tom Marshall

Tom has been a plumber since 1980. He learned the trade in the Air Force while proudly serving his country. He and his wife enjoy volunteering to help rescue Pitbull’s and have 3 of their own. He is an avid gun enthusiast and collector. He has many hobbies and friends/family and spend most of his weekends being social. He has recently become interested in his wife’s hobby of going to renaissance festivals, and they enjoy dressing for the part.
He has worked for Mach 1 Plumbing for a couple years now and has found a new passion for his craft. Doug expects a lot from his team but he and Jennifer give so much back in return.

Chase DeBeers

Chase DeBeer is 23 years old and graduated from Arbor View High School in 2019. He began working as a car mechanic, but quickly found himself working as a line technician at Atlantic Aviation Airport.

Chase joined our team in 2024, and is expected to be entering the apprenticeship by 2025 He plans to come out as a journeyman and grow from there.

Chase enjoys being with his friends and family, and spending time with his girlfriend Ally. He loves to hike, camp, and explore new places but his favorite thing is coming home to his dog Murphy.

Chase has been looking for a trade to start his career in and very is excited for this new opportunity to learn and grow.

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