FEATURED EMPLOYEE: CHRIS MARTINShare
Meet Chris Martin, Roofing Project Manager at Weaver Construction. Chris has eighteen years of experience with Weaver, including more than a decade of field experience installing and maintaining roofs.
Q: What is an average day like for you on the job?
My day starts bright and early at 5:00 or 5:30 dispatching the teams and working on scheduling. I talk with them about their duties and projects and where they’re going, then they’ll call me throughout the day if they have questions. I try to work through any difficulties with them to get the job done as efficiently as we can.
I also spend a good amount of time visiting job sites, checking in with the crews and answering any questions the foreman may have. I don’t get out to every site, but I definitely visit all of the major commercial jobs.
Q: Do you have a favorite project?
I don’t really have one. My favorite roof to install is probably rubber roofing. I also like standing seam metal. That’s more of a specialty item.
Q: What do you like most about your work?
I actually enjoy it all from a management standpoint. I like dealing with employees, working with the guys in the field. I also like getting out on the job sites, having the opportunity to work with my hands a little.
Q: What is your least favorite aspect of your job?
I actually like pretty much all aspects of my job. When I worked in the field, the part of the job I liked least was tearing off. It’s hard, dirty work. But it’s all part of roofing.
My least favorite aspect of my job now would probably be scheduling. It’s always a bit of a challenge. It’s not that I don’t like it, but if there is a least favorite, that would be it.
Q: What is it like to work at Weaver?
I joined Weaver right out of high school, so it’s the only company I know. But it’s a very family oriented, Christian-based company, and I have a lot of fun working with everyone here. They do a lot of events for the employees where we get to go out and hang out with everybody as a company. It’s a great place to work.
Q: What do you like to do when you’re not managing the next roofing project?
I like the outdoors, hunting and four-wheeling, and I often go to the mountains with my wife and two children. We have a cabin up in Potter County and we all enjoy spending time together up there.