In honor of Darren, we asked him a few questions about his time here at EB:
What’s your favorite thing about being on the EB team?
D: Being part of a team-driven company that treats each other like family, and who is always working together to make sure we give the client a quality project.
What do you think sets EB apart from other construction companies?
D: EB strives to ensure we turn over a detailed and quality project to our clients. Our commitment to excellence is always top priority, whether it be a small TI or a 195,000 square-foot building.
What has been your favorite project to work on and why?
D: Over the past 30 years there have been many projects that I enjoyed being a part of. But if I have to narrow it down to one, I would have to say it was the last project I constructed before becoming General Superintendent, Presbyterian Rev. Hugh Cooper Administrative Center Phase Two. This project entailed some challenges, being that we were constructing a 195,000SF building which tied into an existing occupied building, but I had a great team that assisted in making this project a success. I enjoyed all aspects of the challenges we faced. In the end we handed over a beautiful building to a happy client.
What makes you want to be part of the construction industry?
D: It’s all I know! But on a serious note, I love being a part of something that started as someone’s idea or dream, which was transferred to paper by an architect and built from scratch with many hands that worked hard both mentally and physically to bring that idea or dream to life.
Tell us something about you we don’t know.
D: I’m sure everyone knows I enjoy hunting, fishing and the outdoors. But not that I met the love of my life at EB and we will be celebrating our 22nd wedding anniversary this month. I have been blessed with 3 great sons, 2 of which are a part of the construction industry, with the other making his life in Seattle. I have a wonderful daughter-in-law and 3 beautiful grandchildren! We are surrounded at home with 3 crazy dogs and an old cat.
I consider my family and the life I was blessed to build, my greatest accomplishments!
Oh, and my twin grandsons think I am the greatest Papa that can fix anything!