What did you do before your time at EDA?
Before I worked with EDA, I went to trade school on a full scholarship in the electrical program. After going through apprenticeships, I found that things were not working out at the time. I decided to go to college, but didn't really know what I wanted to do. Finding EDA was the best situation I could ask for.
What brought you to the construction industry?
At the time I was desperate for work. I started to get anxious and panicked. My mother, Helene Zinelli (who also works for EDA), mentioned that they were looking for a truck driver. I started with EDA in July of 2018 and have never looked back.
What was your reaction to seeing EDA’s emphasis on culture?
I immediately felt that I was cared about in all aspects. It doesn’t matter which end of the totem pole you are at. This is a company where every opinion matters, all voices will be heard. Despite the company's size, you’re not just a number. That is something I really do appreciate.
How is EDA's culture compared to that of your previous workplaces?
Plain and simple, you’re not going to find another company with the culture EDA embraces... especially in this industry.
What has been the best part about your experience working with EDA?
My favorite part about working at EDA is the relationships and friendships that you can build over time. Everyone at EDA is so friendly and helpful. Being someone that’s constantly on the road, jobsite to jobsite, I meet new people every day and get closer to them.
What is your favorite EDA value, and why?
Smile, Laugh, Enjoy Life. This value speaks to me personally. I’ve been known to be a very positive person. Even if it’s not my best of days, I try not to let that affect the others around me. Being happy makes you a better worker, and in my opinion helps you strive for even higher greatness in everyday life! It’s crazy to think we never really know when our last time on Earth is. Live every moment like it’s your last.