This month’s employee spotlight features Jake McNary. Jake works in Nello’s “war room” as an estimator and bids each project with a Goonies-like mentality because “Goonies never say die.” While his background includes project budgeting and being a union carpenter (L.U. 84), Jake’s primary responsibilities include vendor relations and keeping Nello’s field operations team busy.
Some interesting things about Jake…
Where did you grow up/where do you currently reside?
I grew up in Eighty Four, Pennsylvania, and recently built a house there.
When you were a toddler, what did you want to be when you grew up?
In pre-school, I can remember my father picking me up from school and taking me to his company’s construction site at Washington Hospital. Wearing a hard hat and boots has always been the dream!
What was your first car?
1967 Mercury Cougar.
What’s the first thing you would save in a fire?
My wife… then my insurance policy.
If you had a theme song, what would it be?
19 somethin’ by mark wills.
Describe your ideal Saturday?
Wake up early, visit the local greasy spoon for breakfast with my father-in-law and then go test drive cars.
Proudest moment so far?
Building a new house (from layout to trim-out) by myself.
Goal yet to be achieved?