Behind the Desk
Company name: East Side Concrete Supply Co. Inc.
Address: 114 Old Mill Run Road, Altoona
Telephone number: 944-8175
Position: Vice president
Years with company: 14
Family: Wife, Melissa, and two daughters
What products or services does your company provide?
Ready mix concrete, landscape and building supplies, and custom concrete counter tops.
Who are your customers?
We service commercial and residential customers, both local and out of town.
What is your business day like?
In the peak of our season, I start about 5 a.m. by organizing the dispatch of our trucks. The majority of my day is spent trying to keep to our schedule and servicing walk-in customers in our retail store. My day ends when the work is done, between 5 and 7 p.m.
What is the best business advice you have received?
The best advice given to me was to not stop, put your fires out and keep pushing forward. You never stop learning and diversifying. Every day is a brand new one.
What is the most important thing you’ve learned on the job?
Be safe and anticipate potential problems. Be ready for what might happen.
What does the future hold?
As far as the future, my glass is always half full. Keep your head up and give 110 percent every day.
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