JR Dickson, Superintendent and Project Manager
What is the most exciting thing about working in this business?
The environment in the construction industry is always changing. We work directly at the point where all 11 major market sectors intersect so when there is new a technology to be incorporated into the way we run our businesses, educate our children and live our lives, we are right there in the middle of the action. We play a pivotal role insuring that changes are successfully implemented in a way that enhances our lives and improves the way business is done.
What is your philosophy about giving back to the community?
We can change the world by what we do on our very own block. The improvements we make within our community impact the lives of generations, allowing them to live better lives and expand their abilities to create, earn, and return the investment made back into the community.
Name a technology innovation that has made an impact in construction or an area where there are opportunities for innovation.
The most important innovation I believe happens to also be one of the oldest — concrete. There will always be new methods and mixtures of various materials utilized in different ways to build better and faster, but I believe those that build upon the basic fundamentals of the building process are most impactful. There have been many changes made to concrete since its first implementation. These innovations are the ones that make the most beneficial and long-lasting impact on our industry. The basic elements of construction are the tools that make it possible for architects to conceive, engineers to design and general contractors to build spectacular works!
Tell us an awesome fact about yourself or the role you have in the company.
I grew up spending most of my childhood with a radio and no television. I learned to love reading and I enjoy travel. Also, the centenarian gene runs in my family. I spend what vacation time I have visiting and enjoying time with those well-aged relatives that I am blessed to still have in my life.
When we did finally get a TV in my teens it was always on PBS’s Bob Vila and Norm Abram. I have always had a love and a passion for construction. My role in the company is a combination of superintendent and project manager. I love taking apart, analyzing and putting back together the mechanicals of scheduling, process management and job/task execution on site projects. One of the best benefits of being a part of The Crowther Group family is having those talents and skills that I have spent years acquiring appreciated, considered and exercised in ways that I see implemented in the daily processes of the way we conduct business in the field.