Tell us about your role.
Being that I work in a smaller yard, I have a various array of responsibilities. I am our location’s dispatcher and inventory control for stock items. I am part of our location’s safety committee. I also handle all of the scheduling of truck maintenance and repair. I supervise approximately seven drivers and three yard personnel, and oversee any changes or upgrades done in our yard.
How did you get into the industry?
I was introduced into the industry back in 1998 when my uncle offered me a job hauling drywall with him. That is when I learned to operate a boom truck. That company closed, and in 2000 the company was advertising for a Boom Operator so I applied — and here I am, 19 years later!
What do you like most about your job?
What I like most about my job is the different aspects that I deal with every day. It’s not the same repetitive thing every day. I love to watch our location thrive in sales and customer satisfaction.
What growth have you experienced in your role?
I think the biggest growth I have made as a professional, is learning how to accommodate a diverse background of individuals, and learning to not only support my team, but grow with them. There are so many different things that come up as our company grows, you have to be willing to adjust and keep an open mind, in order to grow with the company.
How would you describe the culture of the company?
The culture of US LBM is very diverse, and very unique. We have many different divisions with different variations of practices, but yet we find a way to thrive under one common umbrella.
What is something you like most about US LBM?
The unique thing about US LBM is how LT (our CEO) and his leadership team have provided continuous training opportunities within the companies, to allow advancement opportunities. I remember 10 years ago when LT and Bill Imig joined together to save our division from closing [by founding US LBM and acquiring Wisconsin Building Supply]. Never would I have pictured over 250 locations under US LBM all coming together in this short amount of time. The technology and customer transparency that we have achieved speaks volumes to being an industry leader.