Jesse Fulmore, Estimator/Project Manager
What is the most exciting thing about working in this business?
In the 20 plus years of working in the commercial field, the most exciting aspect would be receiving the Certificate of Occupancy, knowing that I helped an owner reach their vision or goal of modernizing an existing facility is exciting.
What is your philosophy about giving back to the community?
I believe giving is more important the receiving. I learned a long time ago that giving back has more value than money. Giving back touches the heart of a person which will always produce a smile, and a smile is an emotional reaction from inside. Knowing that I can turn a frown into a loving smile again is worth millions.
Name a technology innovation that has made an impact in construction or an area where there are opportunities for innovation.
When I started working in the Construction field, we did not have the following items: Smart Phones, I pads, Internet, digital takeoff software, portable jump drives, digital email systems. This was only 27 years ago. When it was time to send a set of plans, it was by way of UPS. When submitting information over the net, it was utilizing a Fax Machine with a phone connection. As an Estimator back then we used the “Blue Books” system which was a set of books for each state that provided a list of Subcontractors. A typical day consisted of selecting a State, choosing a book for that state, selecting the division and calling by phone every Subcontractor until one was committed. We are now moving into a 3D / 4D world of imagery and artificial intelligence. To be competitive companies must make the proper adjustments or get left behind. Here at The Crowther Group we are making the appropriate adjustments and is one of the reasons I love my job.
Tell us an awesome fact about yourself or the role you have in the company.
Owning 5 rental homes free and clear would be an awesome fact. My wife and I of 29 plus years enjoy rehabbing homes with the goal of helping lower income families live a dream of owning and or renting homes at a lower cost that fits their budget. We pride ourselves in locking a rent cost that does not increase each year which always cause hardship on families. When it comes to my role here at The Crowther Group, having the opportunity to help others reach their dreams is so fulfilling.