(712) 243-1535 714 West 7th PO Box 520 Atlantic, IA 50022



Camblin’s very own, Matt Thomsen won by taking 1st place at the Iowa Annual State Craft Championship, which represents Iowa’s continuing commitment to foster growth and excellence in training among Iowa’s future workforce.

Meet Our State Champion.

After a couple years at college Matt returned home to Atlantic, unsure of his next steps.  He looked into the job opportunities at Camblin and decided to pursue the Plumbing Apprenticeship Program. He enjoys the challenge of taking an idea, creating and seeing it fulfilled at the end of the project.

In order to qualify for the Iowa State Craft Championship applicants must be a year 3 or 4 apprentice, complete a 100 question test before the competition and reach a high enough score to be eligible for participating in the state craft championships in Des Moines. Plumbing apprentices are required to complete a hands on practical exam which changes from year to year, but includes various plumbing scenarios while also adhering to safety regulations during the competition.

Those finishing in first place for each discipline move forward to the national competition. Winners of the state competition get a free trip to the National Craft Championships in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, as well as various other prizes.


I had just moved home from college and was looking for a job. I didn’t know much about plumbing then but I got hired, saw the opportunities, and haven’t looked back since.

Everyday is a new challenge and turning an idea or drawing into something real can be very fulfilling.

Matt Thomsen

Learn From the Best

The philosophy at Camblin Mechanical is to provide each employee the tools and training they need to achieve their personal goals. The sky’s the limit and we encourage all employees to aim for the stars, work safely, apply their skills and be the craftsmen we know they can be! Our mentoring program offers one-on-one discussions for those who choose to excel in their career as they move up the ladder.

Our mission statement is to be the preferred plumbing, heating and geothermal contractor in Southwest Iowa, which will be achieved by providing outstanding customer service to our commercial, geothermal and service customers.

We have been a family run business since 1918 with small town values and the mentality of doing things right the first time.

We have been an annual winner of the Best Loss Free Award from Midwest Builders Casualty since 2013, which represents our commitment to safety!

Apprenticeship Program & Benefits

The four-year apprenticeship is a great way to earn a living while completing a four-year education with no debt,
as Camblin Mechanical covers the cost to earn your license.

Paid Tuition

Tuition paid by Camblin while you earn a living through on the job training.


Vacation, sick, holiday pay, health, life, disability insurance, medical flex spending, dependent care reimbursement, 401k, AFLAC and continuing education.


Mentors provided for one on one meetings to help staff grow their career and develop further professionally.

Award Winning Mechanical Skills

At Camblin Mechanical, Inc. we strive to provide the best service, while maintaining a high quality of work, as well as top safety standards. Serving customers with these priorities has led our craftsmen to earn some of the top awards in our industry. Our award winning skills are evidence of our commitment to being the preferred plumbing, heating and geothermal contractor in Southwest Iowa.

Much more than just a job.

The employment at Camblin has been very fair and honest and it’s a good company to work for and I believe for what they stand for.

Camblin Employee

Now I have a sense of purpose and I feel like I’m gonna do something with my life instead of hop around from job to job without learning anything.

Camblin Employee

Are you ready to apply?

We hope you like what you’ve heard and are excited to apply. We look forward to hearing from you!