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#Duckumentary - Jon DeFrangesco

Today we speak with Carpenter, Jon DeFrangesco!

What brought you to the construction industry?

Before I joined the construction industry, I was working for a kitchen and bath remodeling company. I liked what I was doing at the time, but I wanted to take it further and do more. My dad is also a Carpenter which had a big influence on my decision.

Is there anything you are looking forward to the most for 2023 with your career?

I mostly look forward to working my first full year as a Journeyman.

What are some things that most people do not know about you?

I’m a universal blood donor. I love learning about history and ancient civilizations, playing video games, exploring abandoned and historical sites, and going fishing.

What motivates you to come to work every day?

My family and loved ones motivate me every day. Sometimes It’s hard to separate work from your personal life and having the love, care, and support from those people push me forward.

Are there any challenges you are currently facing? If so, how do you plan to overcome them?

My only challenge I would say is currently transitioning from an apprentice to a journeyman. Trying to keep up and maintain everything I’ve learned while also applying it out in the field.

In your first Duckumentary back in July 2021, you said that one lesson you have learned during your apprenticeship was to, “Be on time, it shows you have respect and then they’ll want to bring you back to jobs”. Do you still think this is true?

Absolutely. And it’s not just about showing up early or expecting any praise for it but being prepared and ready. Giving yourself time to take on the day. I believe hard work, determination, and respect take you a long way.

Any news you would like to update us on since last time we did the Duckumentary?

Besides becoming a Journeyman this year, I also moved out, bought a new car, and celebrated my 30th birthday.