I remember loading trucks with my Dad and my brother when I was a kid. My brother hated it and swore he’d never do it again, but for me it was the opposite. I knew right away what I’d be doing for the rest of my life. I love my work. If they made an asphalt cologne, I’d wear it.
It was one of our largest concrete pours. At the time, we usually did smaller jobs like parking lots, but this was for a power company and it was huge. We’d come in at midnight, pour through the night, and then we’d be back starting that morning. Normally I supervised 12 employees, but on this job I was orchestrating 30 to 40. I was absolutely scared to death, but we pulled it off.
Regular maintenance is vital for my business. A new construction site is brutal with all the dust, so my equipment and trucks take a beating. But everything has been running perfectly ever since we switched to Mobil Delvac last year. It helps protect the engine in every one of my trucks. What advice would you give to someone just starting out in construction? Start small, but shoot for the stars. And don’t be afraid to grow. You’d be surprised at what you can do when you have to get it done.