Owner, Austin Plumbery
By Lauren Jones, Photo by Courtney Runn
As the creator and owner of Austin Plumbery, Deborah Whitby is paving the way in the residential and commercial plumbing-services industry. In a traditionally male-dominated space, she is redefining what it means to be a plumber for today’s homeowners and businesses. Born and raised in Austin, she is an accomplished teacher, entrepreneur and mom, and has built her family-first, Austin-first and woman-owned approach on her family’s commitment to serve. In addition to owning her own business, she is a member of the National Association of Women in Construction, holds a Women-owned Business Enterprise certification from the City of Austin and has her very own plumber’s apprentice license. As part of the rich community of Austin-based business owners, she spends time speaking and mentoring up-and-coming generations.