Title: Project Manager
Joined STRITE design + remodel: 1997
“I like the freedom of being accountable for your own job, your own schedule, and the schedules of the trades you work with. I couldn’t imagine spending my life in a cubicle.”
Long before he picked up a hammer as a Certified Lead Carpenter (CLC), Ed already had two experiences that shaped his future with Strite: those of college decathlete and defense contractor. The first taught him the value of time management; the second the value of scheduling and planning. As a Project Manager, both these disciplines — as well as construction skills — are essential to overseeing our residential remodeling projects.
Raised in Benson, Arizona, not far from the legendary Western town of Tombstone, Ed played football and ran track at Phoenix College, where his event of choice was the decathlon. Moving to Boise in 1985, he ran track for Boise State University and worked part time at Micron Technology. He later returned to Arizona and then Southern California as a defense industry worker. Returning to Boise a decade later, Ed came to Strite’s attention through a concrete subcontractor he was working for at the time. Within six years of joining Strite, Ed had become a project manager. Along the way, he earned the Certified Lead Carpenter (CLC) designation from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.
Why my job matters
“First and foremost, my job is making our clients happy — and the best way to accomplish this is by keeping a project on schedule and stress free. The hard decisions should all have been made up front, so the actual process of building should be fun for our clients.”
When not working
“I’d still be doing this kind of work, even as a handy man. I just like building stuff — we’re all kids at heart in that respect.”