Andrew has worn many hats at several other companies before joining the Shook family. Those experiences have equipped him to help expand our education market segment in Northeast Ohio.
What inspired you to get into this career?
My grandfather, who was a carpenter. I worked with him during the summers since middle school. Since I was good at school, he encouraged me to work with my brains and not my brawn. With the help of my high school counselor, I discovered the construction management program at The Ohio State University. The rest is history.
What is the most important thing you do each day when prepping for your workday?
Coffee… I drink coffee. Then I make an action plan for the day. I always carry a pocket notebook to write things down. It is easy to forget things. If I check my notebook, it reminds me of things I noted earlier. Then I will address those items before adding more notes.
What is a specific skill-set or attribute you possess that you believe adds value to your projects?
Determination and hard work. I grew up a wrestler and those attributes were developed over a lifetime of wrestling. Those same attributes seem to transfer over into everything I do.
What is the most important lesson you have learned in the last year?
Building relationships. Relationships ensure strong jobs and develop future/ongoing clients.
Who inspires you?
My son. I want to be the best person I can be for him. The more I develop and grow as a person, the better person I can shape my son to be.