We asked Aaron about his journey to EDA, and what his thoughts are on our culture.
What did you do before your time at EDA?
I was the sole non-family employee at a wholesale Produce and Seafood company. I continued to work there on the weekends until I graduated from Roofing Apprenticeship.
What brought you to the construction industry?
The opportunity for a career and the money. I really wanted a yard for my dogs, and that wasn’t feasible with the pay from my previous job. I also come from a long line of Union Roofers.
What was your reaction to seeing EDA’s emphasis on culture?
I’ve been at EDA going on 12 years and I would say that EDA has always had a positive and growing culture.
My first experience with the culture of EDA as we know it now was at the Core Value rollout. During this, the leaders really defined what Culture meant to them and mapped out the direction they wanted the company to go in to achieve that culture.
Initially, I was skeptical, and thought to myself, “It is easy to focus on this when things are going well, but I want to see how it holds up when things are going poorly.” There may have been some rough times since then, but EDA’s commitment to its culture has continued to expand.
What has been the best part about your experience working with EDA?
I’ve met some incredible people over the years and have been able to watch the growth and evolution of EDA. It’s been an interesting ride.
What is your favorite EDA value, and why?
Strive to Improve. I think the foundation of being successful is to constantly try and improve yourself.