What can you tell me about your background?
I have grown up working in and around construction my entire life. I worked in my family’s construction company where I strived to advance within the company. I went from helper to lead carpenter to supervisor to estimator.
Are you originally from the Virginia Beach area?
I grew up in Virginia Beach and graduated from Tallwood High School. After graduating, I attended Bluefield College on a baseball scholarship. When I returned home, I jumped back into the family business continuing to estimate at Lighthouse Construction and Development LLC.
What are some of your hobbies/Interest?
I’ve been the lead singer for the Cody Austin Band for eight years. We’ve played in a lot of local concerts and we’ve even opened up for some country stars like Jason Aldean and Randy Houser. I also enjoy hunting, fishing, boating, and surfing in my free time.
What made you want to work at Pella?
What originally drew me into a career at Pella was the pride in ownership that the Pella customers have. I wanted to see what that was all about. Now that I have had the chance to see the quality and craftsmanship that goes into each window and door, I completely understand.
What do you consider your top 3 strengths at work?
My top 3 strengths are my honesty, diligence and being able to connect with my customers on a personal level, no matter what the situation is.
What goals to you hope to accomplish while working at Pella?
My goals at Pella are being able to take care of my customers' wants and needs while ensuring that each one receives the same great service. I’d also like to provide stability for myself and my family while establishing a lifelong career.