Employee Spotlight: Santiago Perez

For February’s Employee Spotlight, we paid a visit to One D&C carpenter Santiago Perez (aka “Santi”), who was busy at work hanging drywall in a room at the Westfield Boys and Girls Club.

Q: How long have you been at One D&C?

A: I’ve been a carpenter at One Development & Construction for five years now.

Q: What do you enjoy most about your job here?

A: One D&C is a nice place to work. It keeps me busy all the time, which is good! I get to work with a lot of great people who know what they’re doing and that makes these jobs a lot easier. They keep us safe all the time, which is obviously the goal.

Q: What would you say most of your job entails?

A: We’ve been doing a lot of side jobs lately, with a lot of nice guys. Derek Heile and Brad Miller have been excellent to me. We get together to do the job, have fun and get after it.

Q: Tell me a little about what it’s like to see a job develop from start to finish.

A: You know, I do a lot of the work behind the scenes bouncing around from job to job, so there’s a lot of variety, which I like. Because of that, I don’t always get to see the finished projects. I get them set up for the guys to come in and finish.

Q: What are you doing when you’re not at work?

A: When I’m not working, I like to get home to see my wife. We really like to go out.

Q: Do you have any hobbies you can tell me about?

A: I love to swim and play basketball, although I haven’t been playing too much lately. I also like going to different places, like checking out parks with my wife. She’s the boss!