Steve Seal has seen and built a lot of things in his 33 years in the industry. After starting in the field as a carpenter and then field superintendent, Steve went to University of Akron to earn his degree in construction technology. While attending college, Steve served as a co-op at Shook Construction. His technical expertise and laid back personality are a great fit with our team. We hired him upon graduation and have appreciated his contributions to our team ever since. He is currently working as a project manager within our healthcare business segment.
What inspired you to get into this career?
I love working with wood, tearing things apart and then putting them back together.
Do you have a specific approach or philosophy you use to tackle challenges as they arise on site?
If I don’t have the answer, I reach out to my network to help find solutions.
What is a specific skill-set or attribute you possess that you believe adds value to your projects?
Since I started working in the field first, it helped me learn how everything goes together on a construction project. This helps me today with planning, scheduling, knowledge of all the work/disciplines, troubleshooting problems and finding solutions.
What is the most important thing you do each day when prepping for your workday?
Having a plan a day or two ahead of time and then continually prioritizing the items as things change.
What are the most important qualities of a leader?
A leader takes ownership of the processes, delegates clear responsibilities, follows up with the team, and treats team members like they bring value to the project.