Employee Spotlight: Jodie Bastarache

In this month’s employee spotlight, we caught up with Jodie Bastarache from the Elm East office in Marlborough, MA.

Q: How long have you been working at Elm?

A: I started with Elm in October of 2022.

Q: What brought you to Elm/how did you get your start here?

A: I was working at the neighboring company here in Marlborough, and was always chatting with the Elm guys when I could. After months of talking and hearing about how awesome the company is to its employees, I took a chance and applied with the support of the Elm East crew. And here I am, happier than I have been in YEARS!

Q: Can you tell us a little about your role at Elm?

A: I run the warehouse here in Marlborough. I keep track of all the tools the crews need, take in and deliver job materials to the job sites when needed. Recently, I have been getting into helping schedule inspections with the towns, which is super interesting. Basically, if you need me for whatever reason, I’m there to assist! All while keeping the shop orderly, of course.

Q: What are some of the things you enjoy most about working at Elm?

A: I love that the company genuinely CARES about its employees. I’ve worked for some major companies and have never been treated with such respect. You can tell everyone actually likes who they work for/with. You are valued, and there is so much to learn from each person you encounter. The amount of knowledge you can gain from your co-workers is immeasurable. I learn something new every day.

Q: What has been one of your most rewarding experiences at Elm?

A: Aside from being hired as someone with no ties to Elm previously… to be honest, it’s this employee spotlight! It makes you feel seen and that you are making some sort of impact. I can’t wait to see what the future brings here at Elm!

Q: What do you like to do when you’re not working?

A: I love watching my sports. I am a huge Boston fan — Celtics, Bruins, Patriots and Red Sox. I’ll watch/listen as often as possible. I also adore hanging out with my 19-month-old niece, sister and brother in-law.

Q: Do you have a particular hobby or talent that co-workers may not know about?

A: I wouldn’t say it’s at ‘talent’ at all, but I do like getting out to the golf course once a month or more when possible. I’m not good by any stretch of the imagination, but it’s somewhat relaxing and gets the mind off of any worries.