Featured Employee: Ryan ZimmermanShare
Working in drafting and estimating, Ryan Zimmerman handles several crucial aspects of a Weaver project. Although he has contributed his talents to many styles of construction projects, he primarily works in residential renovation. Read on to learn about what makes Ryan unique in the office and his personal life.
What is an average day like for you on the job?
I do estimating, drafting, and permitting. So I juggle those schedules. I do the estimating in the pre-construction portion. Once the project sells, I am involved in the drafting. Estimating is the biggest part of what I do. I work on everything from door and window replacements to million dollar additions and renovations.
What do you like most about your work?
I like the variety. It’s not an assembly line. Nothing is the same or mundane, it’s a unique project every day you come into work. That’s the biggest thing that I enjoy.
Do you have a favorite project?
The 2,900 sq ft. finished basement renovation in Chester Springs, Pa. The new basement included a large Wet Bar, Theater Room, Fitness Room and also a Walk-in Closet with a new stairway to the 1st floor Master Bedroom.
What is it like to work at Weaver?
I’ve been here a long time. I like the people — both the employees and the bosses. The bosses are level-headed and know you’ll get your work done. But if you need help, they’re there to help you.
What makes Weaver different from other places you’ve worked?
We have great employees. Everyone does their part, and everyone gets along. We have good team spirit around here. The bosses care about each employee and their families and create a great environment to grow and advance.
What’s your family like?
I’m married and I have four kids: three daughters and a son. The girls are seven, five, and three. My son will be one in June. They keep us busy, that’s for sure.
What’s your favorite vacation spot?
Every summer we go to Angola by the Bay near Rehoboth Beach. It’s a place the kids remember now, and they can look forward to going to. We’ll go for a week over the summer. We like to swim in the pool, ride our bikes, go to the beach then to the boardwalk to play games and ride on the rides.
Do you have any Hobbies?
I enjoy sports. I play on the church softball team. I play outfield or wherever they need me. I also enjoy getting together with friends and playing basketball, golf or a variety of other sports.
What do you like to do when you’re not at work?
I enjoy spending time with my wife and kids. I also enjoy doing home projects. Last year I completed a custom, built-in bunk bed for my two oldest daughters.
Are you a fan of the Washington Nationals All-Star infielder Ryan Zimmerman?
He’s got a good name, but I wouldn’t say he’s the best player. If you would have told me 15 years ago that in 15 years there will be a 31 year old baseball player named Ryan Zimmerman, I’m pretty sure I would have thought that was going to be me!