Featured Employee: Construction Superintendent Dan FisherShare
Construction Superintendent Dan Fisher manages the large-scale commercial construction projects for Weaver and couldn’t be happier doing anything else. Dan feels at home on a jobsite, coordinating schedules, directing workflow, and making sure everything falls into place. Read on to learn about Dan’s favorite Weaver projects, his family, and his average score for a round of golf.
What is an average day like for you on the job?
My days are very unpredictable. I primarily manage the different sub-contractors we have on a given site. Typically, it’s very busy in the morning when I arrive on site. I spend the morning answering questions and getting crews started.
How do you describe your management style?
I like to lead by example. In terms of managing a jobsite, my style has always been aggressive in terms of doing what we have to do to get the job done. Through a project, there are a number of challenges that come along—I get them resolved as soon as possible and keep moving.
What do you like most about your work?
Problem solving is something I enjoy. I like the challenge of a complicated project. I love the challenge that each day—and each project– can bring. No two projects are alike and no two days are alike. I also tend to enjoy larger scale projects where I’m working with a lot of people.
What do you like least about your work?
The last four years I’ve been working in downtown Philadelphia, in the Rittenhouse area. We’ve been doing a lot of condo and apartment renovations. I like the area, but what I like least is the proximity to my family. If issues arise, I’m an hour and a half away. That issue is more personal than job related.
Does your job inspire you?
I’m always learning—for sure. I’m always trying to get better. I strive to stay firm with the project schedule and make sure that I’m communicating as best as possible with my subcontractors.
How do you feel about being on the commercial side vs. the residential side?
I love commercial. I wouldn’t want to be any other place. I’ve had many opportunities to be in different positions in the company. I really enjoy what I do on the commercial side — it’s typically larger scale projects where I thrive.
I’ve touched residential. Specifically, where I am now. Its residential project in a commercial building. I do enjoy the high end finishes of residences. But I’ll always prefer the large-scale, commercial projects.
Where did you receive your education?
I went to HACC. I did a program there in construction management.
Do you have a favorite project?
I have two favorite projects. The Rittenhouse Square Penthouse and the Hyatt Place Hotel in Valley Forge. I really enjoyed both of those projects.
What is it like to work at Weaver?
It’s always been great. There is so much I appreciate about Weaver. I really like that Weaver is a family run business. I like the family atmosphere we have at Weaver – we all work together to achieve our goals. I also like the young energetic group we have at Weaver. There are no limits to our future and what we can do.
What’s your family like?
My wife Claudia and I have been married for close to 18 years. We have a 5 year old daughter and an almost one year old son. My daughter is entering kindergarten this year.
What are you hobbies?
First of all, I’m an avid golfer. That’s my biggest hobby. I get out at least once a week. I also play men’s league ice hockey. A as family, we enjoy going to the beach. We have a small condo down in Ocean City Maryland—we love that.
Where do you like to golf and what is your average score?
Locally, I like to mix it up with a lot of different courses. Pilgrim’s Oak is one of my favorites. We do Overlook a lot because it’s close, and we play Crossgates in Millersville.
My average score for 18 holes is 87.