“Every one of us are owners. We are obligated to each other to execute safely and productively. Make the best of every opportunity available to us.”
Give a brief description of your career.
I graduated in 1993 from the University of Maine in Orono, ME with an Associate of Science in Civil Engineering Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management. In May 1993 I started with H.E. Sargent (now Sargent) as a Foreman, and two years later in May 1995 I accepted a Foreman/Junior Superintendent role in the new Bangor Division. 4 years later when Bangor Division ended, I started working on bigger projects as a Foreman and Junior Superintendent. In May 2005 I had Superintendent duties as Junior Superintendent and now I’m a Superintendent.
What do you like about your position?
I have always liked being in charge. I like my job best when it’s busy. I like having several items, planning, scheduling, and looking ahead.
Name a mentor & what you learned/received for wisdom.
Ray Thompson – 1994 Calais Walmart & Shop N Save. This was my second project for the company. I asked Ray about a discrepancy, an error I had found on the plumbing drawings. Ray did not answer my question, instead replied “This is why we hired you!” It is your job to know. At first, I thought he was mad because he did not know the answer, but it also taught me a lesson and confidence. Don’t take the easy route and ask for everything. Do your part, investigate, research, and take the lead. Get your own answers. I believe this made me who I am today. I learned a lot on my own. I didn’t ask for help or need to be shown. The lesson also gives my perspective on mentoring. It is okay to let some struggle and learn on their own but to also share your lessons learned with others. It is a way to share our goals of execution and strategies.
What does being an employee-owner mean to you?
Every one of us are owners. We are obligated to each other to execute safely and productively. Make the best of every opportunity available to us.
Quote from a co-worker:
Superintendent Troy Harvey says, “Peter and I have spent a lot of time around each other for many years and have worked together on multiple projects over our careers with the company. Pete has always been a strong person in the field, one of those guys that never stopped. One thing that has never changed with him over the years, he always was there – didn’t matter what you were doing especially in some tough spots. He would always have a grin on his face and stayed with you till the job was complete. I’ve known Peter for many years – he is a good friend and a solid leader in the company. The world could use a few more guys like him.”