Featured Employee: Construction Service Foreman Wilmer AllgyerShare
Construction Service Foreman Wilmer “Wil” Allgyer has honed his elite skills over a construction career spanning more than 50 years! While Wil splits his time between residential and commercial construction, he almost always focuses on the fine details that make a finished Weaver project exactly what the client envisioned. Read on to learn how Wil tackles job site challenges and how he describes the unique taste of bear meat.
What is an average day like for you on the job?
I mostly do finishing and trim work — like hanging doors. I also do repair work for remodels and I do a lot of punch lists.
Professional lingo: punch lists are a list of contract specifications that must be completed before the job can be considered done.
Do you prefer the commercial side or the residential side?
I don’t have too much of a preference, although I do enjoy commercial.
What do you like most about your work?
The company’s been very good to work for. I appreciate them.
What do you like least about your work?
More than anything, I have a problem with heavy demolition work. I’m 71, so the heavy work can be tough.
Do you have a favorite project?
I did a man cave in a barn. I really liked that one.
How does your job inspire you?
My work is fulfilling. It gives me great pleasure to be able to do really unique work.
I have 50 years’ of experience and I’ve been in almost every situation. Usually you look at the problem and try to find the best plan of attack.
We’ve had some tough ones, but we always get around it. Stuff happens and things don’t go right, but you keep plugging on to get it done.
What is it like to work at Weaver?
I would say everybody is appreciative. Everybody is treated fairly and paid well. There is very little complaining because we’re all grateful.
What’s your family like?
We’re Christian people. My wife and I have 4 children, 11 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren!
Where’s your favorite place to go on vacation?
Through the years we’ve gone to Vermont together. We usually camp out together up in Pine Creek Valley.
What are your hobbies?
Hunting and traveling.
Where do you like to hunt?
I hunt in Bradford County where my one daughter lives. They have a farm there.
What do you like to hunt?
Deer, turkey, and bear.
How do you describe the taste of bear meat?
Bear is a little bit like pork, but it varies. There are two different kinds of bears in Pennsylvania. There’s one that’s roly-poly, they’re pretty good eating.
There are others that are thin and skinny, and they usually don’t taste too good.