Meet: Jake


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?

Financial freedom.

 

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