What is your role at A.F. Smith?
I am the Shop Superintendent, which consists of several responsibilities. I take care of the manpower on our jobs, and also oversee the foreman on the job who in turn works with other superintendents. I help with the project itself, and assist the project manager. I’m basically the go-between for the shop, the field and the contractors in the field.
How long have you worked at A.F. Smith?
I’ve been at A.F. Smith for about twelve years. I began as a Field Foreman in 2010, which I did for 10 years, and I’ve been the Superintendent now for two years.
What does your average day look like?
I spend about half my time in the office, and half in the field. My day consists of meetings, reviewing jobs, ensuring manpower and overseeing the scope of work. I also answer emails and any questions that arise. I generally work the same time as the folks in the field because I’m with them the most. Basically, my day looks like the Three Stooges, and I’m Curly just spinning around!
What led you to your career at A.F. Smith?
They called me and asked if I wanted to work for them, and I thought it was a great job opportunity.
What does being on the A.F. Smith team mean to you?
They’ve been around a long time and are family-owned. It has been a great opportunity to pursue my career in an established company.
What do you wish people knew about A.F. Smith?
They have been around for about 100 years, and are family-owned. This means they are invested and have a strong footing in the community. Their goal is to provide great service to their customers and the community.
Why should customers choose A.F. Smith?
They are experienced, knowledgeable, family-owned, and have a reputation for doing good work. These are the same things I look for when hiring someone myself.
Who have been your strongest influences in life?
My mom. She was a single mother who took care of three kids, and I wasn’t always a very good child.
What are you most proud of accomplishing, personally and/or professionally?
Personally, my family, and I have one son, who I’m very proud of. Professionally, I'm doing something I enjoy. I love electrical work, and I love seeing the accomplishment after designing and completing a job. I also get to work with people who share the same passion.
What is your favorite memory of working at A.F. Smith?
The work we did with Costco when their South State location was built was very satisfying. The project itself was very well-run with a lot of different entities involved. Costco is very specific about their needs, and it was a completely different design structure we had to work around. We received several accolades for the project.
Describe A.F. Smith Electric in a few words.
Family owned, well-established company, who works to serve.