Q: How long have you been with HCG? When did you start?
Scott: My start date is May 20th 2017 so I've been with HCG roughly 18 months. In that short time frame we have been able to open two brand new hotels and start two more that are slated to open at the beginning of 2019 and middle of 2019.
Q: What titles have you held throughout your time at HCG and when did you have those titles?
Scott: I was hired by Scott Trueblood as a Project Manager and I have been a Lead Project Manager and now I am a Senior Project Manager.
Q: What is your background in the construction industry (i.e. education, experience, previous employers)?
Scott: I started in the construction industry in 1999 just after high school. I was hired by a small GC to work as a carpenter apprentice. In 2001, I landed a job with another small GC working exclusively remodeling kitchens and bathrooms. From 2003 to 2008, I worked with a builder as a carpenter/lead carpenter working on multi-family and single-family projects. During the later part of 2007, I decided to go back to school for construction management and I worked more than 30 hours a week while taking no less than 15 credit hours. I graduated from Purdue North Central in December 2010 with a Bachelors in Building Construction Management (BCM) and that year I was hired by a small GC as a project engineer to manage large residential and light commercial projects. In 2012, I join a commercial GC Powers and Sons Construction as a project engineer to assist 2 project managers on very large commercial projects. After 6 short months, I was promoted to PM. From 2012 to 2017, I was managing projects from 200K to 15 million and I roughly completed over 50 million dollars’ worth of projects with Powers and Sons. Then, in 2017 Scott Trueblood hired me as a PM and, after 18 months, I’m still excited to be working with HCG.
Q: What is the best thing about your job?
Scott: Waking up everyday ready to work with a team of great professionals to build projects together.
Q: What is the worst thing about your job?
Scott: Doing things twice. “If you have enough time to tear it apart and put it back together, you had enough time to install it correctly the first time”.
Q: If you could nominate anyone at HCG for “Employee of the Month”, who would it be and why?
Scott: Scott Trueblood – he is a guy you can really lean on to assist you with something small to something very scary. I have a tremendous amount of respect for Scott. It was almost automatic, which I think he has with a lot of people. Just another reason I would nominate him.
Q: Family life details:
Scott: I am recently married as of September, and I have a 10 year daughter who has a Gecko called Strike.
Q: How do you spend your free time, away from work?
Scptt: I enjoy working out a few days a week to keep up with my daughter and I try to take 2 or 3 trips to the mountains to hit the slopes on my board.
Q: Are you involved in any community groups?
Scott: I’ve recently volunteered for Junior Achievement, but that's it for now.
Q: Can you share a fun fact about you, something interesting that others may not know?
Scott: My grandmother would host Miss Indiana beauty pageant contestants every year. One year when I was around 13, I was asked to be part of a stage performance with one of the beauty pageant contestants. We sang and did a short little dance as a big group. I think it was televised, but either way it was really cool experience for a 13 year old.