“I’ve known Dave since we started working together 33 years ago in 1990. In that time, we have worked on projects together too numerous to count, many hours and endless days working shoulder to shoulder. I know Dave to be a close friend, an excellent craftsman, a skillful builder, and a problem-solver with decades of experience managing and completing projects. Dave plans carefully and executes skillfully. His work ethic and commitment to his projects are unsurpassed in this industry, and you know we are an industry of workaholics.
Working alongside Dave, his enthusiasm is contagious. His years of experience as both a journeyman and a manager allow him to blur the lines between project management and superintendent responsibilities, and to have realistic expectations with his team, building cohesion and comradery. Dave not only demonstrates proficiency in every aspect of our work, from construction to accounting to management software, he is an expert who is willing and able to train others.
Dave is committed to embracing change and new processes. His curiosity drives him to constantly look for new solutions. He is never satisfied with what we have achieved in the past, always blazing forward to gain a little more, achieve a little better, and find the inefficiencies and make effective change.
Dave has a strong reputation for honesty and integrity all over the western United States, the kind of reputation which takes years to develop. Without reservation I can say that his word is his bond. Dave doesn’t pull any punches—he is honest and straight forward with his team and with our clients, and willing to do whatever is necessary to support the efforts in the field.
It is perhaps Dave’s greatest strength that he is a careful listener who follows up on what the client’s needs are. Dave’s ability to listen is a quality I have long admired and is a quality that allows him to gain the confidence of our clients like few in the industry can. The trust given to him is not wasted on him as his diligence and follow through create clients who request him when they are return customers.
Dave is a natural leader and I believe he will continue to engage each challenge with his servant’s heart to support his teams (and any within the company who reach out to him). He holds fast to the wheel and keeps a weather eye as he sets course for success within our projects, building our apprenticeship programs, and as we work to achieve our goals together.