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#Duckumentary - Anthony Mamontov

Today we speak with EDA Carpenter, Anthony Mamontov!

What did you do before your time at EDA?

I used to be a stockbroker. I had a Series 7 license and Series 63 license, sold stocks and made money… but I wasn’t happy with life.

What brought you to the construction industry?

After the big financial dip in 2008-2009, I wanted a change in my life. I wasn’t happy with what I was doing, so I decided to change my life around.

Can you briefly explain what you do at EDA?

I’m a Carpenter: plumb, level, and square is what I do.

What are some things that most people don't know about you?

Some things that most people don’t know about me is that I have a B.A. in Finance, I ride motorcycles, and “I Want it That Way” by Backstreet Boys is my jam.

If you weren’t in the construction industry, where would you be today?

If I wasn’t in the construction industry, I’d probably be doing something that’s boring.

If you could work in any other trade or department here at EDA, where would you be?

If I could work in any other trade or department here at EDA, I would try my hand in Safety. I feel like I’ve seen a bunch of things during my experience in the field that would help me see things in a different way if I was in the Safety Department.

What is the biggest challenge you've faced in work? How did you overcome it?

The biggest challenge I’ve faced in work is weather, weather, and weather. Better to have it and not need it, then to need it and not have it: always have an extra sweater, shirt, hat, or whatever on hand.

What has been the best part about your experience working with EDA?

The best part about my experience working with EDA is the culture. The fact that EDA brings everyone from the field, office, and fabrication shop together… in most companies out there, nobody knows each other, yet they are all supposed to work together.

What is your favorite EDA value, and why?

My favorite EDA value is Strive to Improve. Minor improvements lead to great results.