Brad Calhoun is our Wall of Famer for June. He’s been with Springer-Peterson on half of the 40-year ride we’ve been on! We love acknowledging what we call our “Wall of Famers” – they are the best of the best here at Springer-Peterson.
What are your main responsibilities in your role at Springer-Peterson?
Currently, I am working in the tool room and warehouse. I am responsible for assigning equipment and material to the crews each day prior to them heading out to jobs. At any point during the day that they might need equipment and material, I am also the person who will ensure they have what they need. In the past, I have operated the crane which involved loading materials up to roofs as high as six or seven stories.
When and why did you become involved in the roofing industry?
I started working here in 1998 as a driver and also worked in the metal shop as well as the fab shop. I became the crane operator when an ex-employee, Milton Lee, was retiring.
What is the most memorable roofing project that you have been on and why was it so memorable?
The most memorable thing to me about Springer-Peterson is seeing so many of the Publix jobs from start to completion. They are such a big operation and as a small organization, we are lucky to have them as a client.
How would you describe working with Springer-Peterson?
Working with Springer-Peterson is good! There is always a variety of different things happening each day which keeps it interesting and never boring! There are lots of good people here and lots of good people that have come and gone over the span of my tenure.
You have many years invested in Springer-Peterson, what has kept you with the company for so long?
I have been here for 20 years total. The Springers are good people to work for, even back when Don Springer ran the company. I always have felt like I am respected and treated well here.
What characteristics make you successful in your daily job?
I’m pretty dedicated. I come to work each day and on time. I feel like I get along with everyone. I honestly feel obligated to be here on time and early to help the crews get what they need to be productive and successful for the day.
Tell us your proudest moment.
I am proud to work for a smaller company that is celebrating its 40th year in business this year. I feel honored that I was also here to celebrate their 30th year, ten years ago.
What is your most rewarding experience?
I have always felt very good about being trusted to operate the crane, as it is an expensive piece of machinery and needed on many large projects.