Parker joined our team in September 2016, and he is a general superintendent. He brings a decade of construction experience to Moss Utilities. Parker loves solving problems to help us build great projects, and he says that what makes Moss special is how we build “true partnerships with our customers.”
Parker has been married since 2017. He has two daughters, with another one on the way. He likes to spend his free time hanging out with his family, and he also enjoys CrossFit and hockey.
Q: What is your job title at Moss, and what type of work do you do on a daily basis?
A: I’m the general superintendent here at Moss. I started in September 2016 as a foreman — I was actually the first employee here. I go around and check on our job sites, keep everything organized, and make sure things are running smoothly. Basically, I help everybody out.
Q: What are some challenges that you encounter on a regular basis?
A: Communicating with general contractors and superintendents can be a challenge, just making sure everyone’s on the same page. Scheduling is always a nightmare, just trying to get the right crews in the right sites and meet our production needs.
Q: What were you doing in your career before you came to Moss?
A: I started doing construction with my dad. He owns a pool company, so I started doing stonework with him. I worked there for a year and a half, and then I got my start as a laborer with a construction company. I stuck with that company for four or five years before coming to Moss. My whole career has been in one form of construction or another.
Q: What excites you about your job? What do you enjoy about it?
A: I really enjoy the problem-solving aspects of my role. I also like working with everyone out at the job sites. I’m proud to have played a part in helping Moss get started and grow into the company it is today.
Q: Compared to previous jobs you’ve held in this industry, what makes Moss special?
A: I feel like everyone in our leadership team truly cares about the employees. They’re so much more than just numbers here. Moss will go above and beyond what other companies will do to get a project completed the right way. We care about every project, no matter if it’s big or small. Not saying that we’re perfect, but we try as hard as we can every day, and we put our best foot forward for every one of our clients.
Q: Are there any individual projects that stick out in your mind as ones you were especially proud of?
A: The Medical City Plano and Medical City McKinney jobs are two that I was really proud of. I thought we did a great job on those projects. Those hospital jobs have a lot of moving parts, so they’re always interesting. It’s always tricky to work around all the utility lines coming into the hospital because one mistake could shut the whole facility down and put lives at risk.
Q: Do you have any ideas for how our industry could attract more young people?
A: I honestly think that bringing people out to the field to experience it could really help. Just giving people the opportunity to walk around on a job site and see what we do every day would make a big difference. I think that would generate a lot of interest for young people.
Q: Is there anyone in your life that you look up to, or that you consider to be a mentor?
A: I was fortunate to grow up around a lot of hard workers, so I would say that I look up to my parents and my grandparents. They really laid the groundwork for how work should take place, and taught me how to give my best effort every day.
Q: How do you like to spend your free time when you’re not at work?
A: I got married in 2018. I have two girls and another one on the way. I love to spend time with my family, and I also enjoy hockey and working out. I played hockey for 15 years. When the Stars won the Stanley Cup in 1999, hockey got really popular here, and I’ve been a big fan ever since.