"The reason I decided to leave the role of superintendent and take on a role as our safety manager was pretty simple. To make an impact on our company and our industry. I have always wanted to be in construction for as long as I can remember. Some of my earliest memories were Christmas with my family and receiving construction toys as early as 3 years old. I knew I was going to be in the industry, I just was unsure of the role I would play.
Being in field operations was a way for me to learn the ins and outs of construction, while at the same time, being a part of the success of the project. This was the reason I chose the route to become a superintendent. However, the way I viewed success on a project shifted instantly when I lost my father to an accident on a construction project. I ultimately learned the success of the project is most importantly about sending everyone home at the end of the day. Projects come and projects go. Some projects finish early, and some projects finish late. Some projects make a lot of money for the company, and some don’t.
At the end of the day, I want to help be a part of the reason there will always be another job to go to. I want to help educate our workers and those that work in the industry on how to work safely. I want to help be a part of the reason there is someone smiling at the door as our men and women go home after a long workday." - Joe Teixeira.