#Duckumentary - Kodi Nixon

Today we speak with Carpenter Foreman, Kodi Nixon!

What did you do before your time at EDA?

Before I joined EDA, I worked for an interior framing and drywall contractor.

What brought you to the construction industry?

I wanted to learn how to flip houses and how to professionally do the work. I didn’t have any prior experience in construction at all.

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 am a diehard Jeopardy watcher.

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

Probably dead or in jail.

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

I would probably try Estimating. After learning a little bit about what they have to do in order to win a bid, it seems extremely challenging.

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

The biggest challenge for me was not tapping into my leadership qualities earlier on. I feel as though I didn’t speak up or act on my goals and ambitions to do more. I didn’t ask for more opportunities. I think when I started attending the leadership and personal development that EDA offered, my mindset switched.

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

The best part about working here at EDA is working with some great talented men and women who share similar values. Also, the opportunity to grow professionally and personally.

What is your favorite EDA value, and why?

My favorite EDA value is Demonstrate Humility. I believe it’s important to be humble and grateful for everything in life, the ups and the downs, for tomorrow is not promised to anyone.