Spotlighting Bob Tierney
Getting to know Bob Tierney, General Superintendent.
What do you love about the construction industry? Every day presents a new challenge which is very exciting and rewarding. I have never had a boring day at work and continue to come across new situations all the time even though I have been doing it for over 20 years. I actually went to school for Civil Engineering but did not really know what I wanted to do, and when I graduated my father told me to get a job in construction.
Why do you stay in the industry? It is a very exciting business and no two days are the same. I leave the house every morning and do not really know exactly how my day is going to end. You never have enough time to get everything done that you have planned, but you get as much done as possible and then you just have to leave.
Why did you join the Tocci team? The company I worked for before Tocci was building schools and work was getting slow so I went in search of a new job and found Tocci. It is a great place to work although I do not have much to compare it to since I have only been with two companies since getting out of college. I never had any reason to look somewhere else; nobody at Tocci has ever given me reason to want to look somewhere else.
What gets you out of bed in the morning? Wife, Kids, House, nobody is going to pay my bills for me. After all these years I cannot sleep past 6 AM anymore, and I enjoy my job, so getting up and out is easy.
What are your thoughts on the state of the industry? Hopefully the economy gets better and we keep getting work. Technology is making the industry better; when I started in the business we did not have cell phones or computers, now we can see everything in 3D.