Joined STRITE design + remodel: 2019
“I’m not going to leave a client wishing they’d hired someone else — if I wouldn’t accept something for my house, I won’t accept it for our clients.”
At STRITE, a craftsperson is truly a “jack-of-all-trades” — a construction problem solver with a broad range of skills to draw on when it comes to the daily challenges of executing a remodel plan. As such, Eric doesn’t have what one might call a “typical” day. He could be repairing a chimney, hanging sheetrock in a laundry room, moving a wall out to accommodate larger than anticipated pipes, or framing a new door. And Eric wouldn’t have it any other way.
Raised in San Diego, Eric’s family ran a heating & air conditioning business. Through this business Eric was first exposed to remodeling and general construction. Following high school he was hired by a manufacturing company specializing in tubing for nuclear and medical applications. He eventually served as a tool & die machinist (developing a new process for grinding carbide dies). His career path eventually led to five years working as a civilian contractor for the U.S. Navy’s Marine Mammal Program, during which time he constructed floating walkways, repaired docks, created pens for marine animals and facilities for veterinarians. After his marriage in 2008, Eric turned his attention to church ministry — where he served alongside a ministry in the treasure valley. Although the position did not materialize, Eric and his family remained in Idaho rather than return to California. He was introduced to STRITE by a former employee who attended his church, and after taking Matt Mundy up on a “ride along” invitation, he was quickly offered a job.
Why my job matters
“I think STRITE hired me because they saw my potential for growth — and STRITE is an organization that likes to grow people. STRITE is such a solid company, and I love what I do. I think it shows in our desire to hold ourselves to a high standard that benefits the customer through the quality of the work we deliver.”
When not working
As the father of three daughters, Eric doesn’t have a problem staying busy outside of his job. He and his family love exploring their new home state and engaging in church activities. And if all that wasn’t enough, Eric is in the midst of his own home remodel — giving a new meaning to the phase, “bringing your work home with you.”