Here at Harman we are privileged to have such a great team of people working for our clients. Once a month we will be highlighting one of our team members so that you can get to know them a little bit better.
This month the spotlight falls on David Hughes – Staff Estimator at Harman Construction. David has been with Harman Construction for the past 11 years.
What is your role at Harman?
I am one the staff estimators and work in the pre-construction department here at Harman. As part of my job I get to work with a great team of designers, estimators and sales associates. We work together on the overall project, proposal and pricing for the client.
How did you become an estimator with Harman?
I attended West Virginia University and originally wanted to work with wildlife and fisheries. But it’s a crowded profession. After college I started working at a building supply center and learned a lot about the construction industry during that time. I then came to Harman as a junior estimator and have slowly grown from there to now being a part of the main estimating team.
What has been one of your favorite projects with Harman? Why?
As an estimator I have the privilege of seeing a lot of the new cutting edge technology as it comes into the market. The Ice skating rink in Bridgewater, VA really embodied some different and innovative design and technology. I also enjoyed the challenge of seeing the Falls Church hotel in Downtown Falls Church take shape and come to a completed project. As well as the new cottages at the VA Retirement Community in Harrisonburg. There is always something different and unique about each project.
What have you come to appreciate and value about working with the team at Harman?
I really enjoy working with the design team and watching our clients vision come to a beautiful finished product. I also appreciate the values that Harman, as a company and it’s team members display. They really value their team members as well as the clients we work for. And I think it shows in the frequent repeat business we experience. Clients are treated well, respectfully and we truly help bring their vision for their project to life.
Outside your Harman work, what other things do you enjoy in your down-time?
I enjoy playing in the adult soccer league as well as watching my own two daughters play soccer and helping to coach their teams. I also really love history, particularly the Colonial Era & the French and Indian War period. I used to participate in Living History events with my Dad and then early in my marriage, my wife and I enjoyed participating in the living history events as well.
What other life experience have you had that helps you in your job today?
I really credit both of my grandfathers and my parents for helping to instill the value of hard work, treating people well and serving others. As a kid I loved being a part of the Boy Scouts as well as my church youth group. I believe that all those experiences help me in my job today.
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