Q: What do you do here at Moss? What kinds of responsibilities do you handle?
A: I am a superintendent, and I’ve been with Moss since January 2017. I make sure jobs run effectively, and I try to keep everything running on schedule. I also order materials for the guys and line up any subcontractors that we need on a job site.
Q: What challenges do you have to work through on a regular basis in your role?
A: It’s a real balancing act. We’re so busy that my biggest challenge is usually just figuring out how to assign the right crews to the right jobs. When you’re as busy as we are, manpower becomes a challenge. Also, it can be tricky to line up contractors sometimes and keep everybody on the same page.
Q: What were you up to in your career before joining Moss?
A: I was more on the residential side of construction for most of my career. I’ve built lots of houses, and flipped quite a few of them too.
Q: What do you like about your job? What excites you to come into work every day?
A: I love dealing with the guys on our team, and I also enjoy building relationships with our clients and customers.
Q: Why do you enjoy working for Moss? What sets them apart from their competitors?
A: I think everybody’s on the same page here. We have very strong working relationships. Things tend to run more smoothly when everybody works together instead of against each other, and that’s definitely how we do things around here.
Q: Are there any specific jobs that you feel especially proud to work on?
A: I always enjoy working on hospitals. They’re complicated and difficult to plan. We have to coordinate our work with other trades, and there’s always a lot of problem-solving. We need to be very careful working around the existing utilities because we risk shutting down the entire hospital if we make a mistake. Those complex jobs are rewarding to me.
Q: How do you think construction companies could do a better job of attracting young people?
A: I think a lot of these construction companies should probably join forces and go do presentations at schools. Try to get kids interested in our industry when they’re young, and show them that the trades are a great option for a career. There’s more knowledge in this world than a degree can give you. Colleges don’t have classes on underground utilities, for example.
Q: Is there anyone you look up to in life, or anyone who you view as a mentor?
A: All of my superiors at Moss have built great relationships with me. They’ve helped me develop along my career path, and helped me learn something from every job. Garrett, Case, and Parker have all been excellent teachers, and I’ve developed friendships with them as well.
Q: What do you do in your free time?
A: I’m married, and we don’t have any kids. We have horses, and we love to go riding. During the summertime, we’ll usually just hang out at the lake.