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#Duckumentary - Bob Graff Jr.

Today we speak with CAD Fabrication Designer, Bob Graff Jr.!

What did you do before your time at EDA?

Before EDA, I went to college, worked as a server at an Italian restaurant, and helped friends remodel houses down the shore.

What brought you to the construction industry?

My father is a carpenter. He has worked with EDA for a while now. I always had an interest in construction like him. During my last year of college, my dad was able to help me start an internship with EDA in the office. I lucked out and found a great place in the industry.

Can you briefly explain what you do at EDA?

Verified measurements are given from our employees in the field, and from that, I draw the panels that we make here in the fabrication shop. The shop drawings, communication, and precision play key parts in my department.

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

One thing that most people don’t know about me is that I can sing! I sound more like Nickelback than Nickelback themselves sound like Nickelback. I also know a little bit about everything when it comes to history.

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

Growing up I was always fascinated with military stuff or being a policeman, so I would get job in the Army or Airforce.

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’d be a Carpenter or a Project Manager, both of those are really interesting.

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

The biggest challenge at first was the detail on how these panels are made. Our work here is unique, but when you have it down its usually smooth sailing.

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

There have been a lot of great experiences, but one part specifically is the people that work here. From my intern days, and now to a full-time employee here, it’s been a great experience. There is a lot to learn about what we do, and it’s a privilege to be placed around some of the smartest people I know. It’s nice to learn and laugh at the same time.

What is your favorite EDA value, and why?

My favorite value is Work Proud. When you drive by something you contributed to it feels good that you helped produce something great. I can take pride in that.