Articles in Foreman Focus Friday

Mar 31, 2023 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Foreman Focus Friday

Brady Stocking: A Plumbing Foreman with a Family History in the Trade Hermanson Plumbing Foreman Brady Stocking's family history in the plumbing trade dates back to his great-grandfather, and he is proud to be a fourth-generation plumber.  Brady grew up in Auburn, Washington, and graduated from Auburn High School in 2004. Growing up, he enjoyed spending time at his family cabin on the south fork of the Skykomish river in Index, Washington. His great-grandfather purchased the cabin, who worked for a plumbing company in the 1950s, which used it as a plumbing material and tool yard. Brady has fond memories of spending... Read More

Mar 10, 2023 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Foreman Focus Friday

“I enjoy being strong and being a skilled tradesperson. I was the kid that would fight to carry the milk in from the car because I wanted to do the strong part of the work. I love being a teacher and an eternal student. There is always something new to learn.” – Allison Adams, Hermanson RTS-Trimble Foreman    Allison Adams runs Hermanson’s Trimble Robotic Total Station (RTS) department. She does the layout for all the trades (plumbers, fitters, and sheet metal) with the help of a robot, lasers, triangulation, and sometimes GPS.  “It’s really great to be on the edge of where construction is... Read More

Jan 27, 2023 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Foreman Focus Friday

With more than 35 years of experience, Oregon-based Fitting Foreman Steve Carton is a consummate problem-solver, always making sure projects are moving forward and humming along.   Steve grew up in Grants Pass, OR, about 30 miles northwest of Medford. After high school, he moved to California, where he landed his first job. Steve started installing passive solar energy systems before becoming interested in pipefitting and what the career could offer.  One of Steve’s favorite aspects of working in the mechanical construction industry is that it’s constantly changing and always challenging. When it comes to working, he especially likes taking on Design-Build projects,... Read More

Sep 30, 2022 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Foreman Focus Friday

For Special Projects Sheet Metal Foreman Tracey Henderson, it’s been fascinating to watch how the construction industry has evolved over the years. Companies have whole teams and departments that simply didn’t exist when he started in the industry back in 1997, and that’s a good thing. “I came to Hermanson because I was looking for a home. I had good friends that had been working at Hermanson and they were over the moon about how the workers were treated and the direction Hermanson was going as a company,” says Tracey. “And as odd as it sounds, I was looking for... Read More

Sep 2, 2022 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Foreman Focus Friday

  For Bill Wilkinson, every service call is an opportunity. The experienced Service Foreman likes the challenge of finding solutions to whatever problems our clients are facing, and there’s always something different every day.   After 37 years in the HVAC industry, Bill Wilkinson has seen just about everything. In 1985, he needed a job and found someone willing to train him in residential work. After about five years, Bill transitioned to commercial HVAC and hasn't looked back. He found his way to Hermanson in 2015, where he liked the friendly work environment. “In Service, we are constantly stressing doing things the ‘Hermy Way,’”... Read More