Q: What is your job title with Moss? What are your responsibilities on a typical day?
A: I’m a foreman right now, and I’ve been with Moss since August 2017. Mainly, I work as a team with my guys and make sure they’re working safely throughout the day. I also need to keep track of our production and keep us on track to complete the tasks we’re assigned for each day.
Q: What challenges do you encounter on a regular basis in your role?
A: The main challenges I face are making sure communication runs smoothly. I need to communicate with the workers on my team, and also with the superintendent. Basically, I need to ensure that everyone is on the same page. That helps us avoid conflicts and keeps us out of each other’s way.
Q: What were you up to in your career before you came to Moss?
A: I was working in a warehouse before coming to Moss. When I joined Moss, this was my first job in construction, so I started as a laborer. I worked in that role for six months, then I became a loader operator. After that, I became a punch group foreman for about 15 months. Not too long ago, I became a foreman.
Q: What would you say that you enjoy about being a foreman?
A: I like dealing with my crew, making the workload as smooth as possible, communicating with the guys, and making sure everyone has a good experience at work. I also like to help them out in any way I can. We all work together. I’m not just standing there watching. I’m also getting my hands dirty.
Q: Why do you appreciate working for Moss? What makes them a good company to work for?
A: Everyone in a leadership position is willing to help you with any problems you might have. It’s easy to get ahold of someone if you need anything. There’s always someone there to help. They also love to share their experience with you. They want to help you learn, as long as you’re putting the effort in.
Moss is a great company, and I will always appreciate the opportunities they’ve given me. They’ve always been there for me when I need advice or help with anything.
Q: Thinking back on your time with Moss so far, is there any specific project that stands out in your mind?
A: I enjoyed working on the Mill Valley subdivision in Mansfield. I like the big jobs, and Mill Valley was definitely a big job. I feel like I learn more on those jobs than on smaller ones because there are always new experiences.
Q: Is there anyone in your career that you look up to? Anyone that you consider to be a mentor?
A: When I started working as a punch group foreman at Moss, I really looked up to Parker Thane. He holds me accountable, and I always look to him when anything goes wrong, or if I face any unexpected challenges. He’s the one who has been teaching me the way he climbed the ladder, and I appreciate that.
Q: What do you enjoy doing in your free time? What are you up to when you’re not at work?
A: I’m married without children. I do chores around the house on Saturdays, and then Sundays are my time with my wife. I also like to go fishing, I play soccer, and I love going ATV riding.