What makes Lycos so special? Our people. Each month, we like to highlight our employees, giving you an inside look of the hardworking individuals who make us who we are. This month, we want you to meet Matt.
We sat Matt down and asked him a few questions about the work he does, his life outside of Lycos, and his favorite thing about working in construction.
Q: What is your role at Lycos and what are some of your job responsibilities?
I'm a carpenter so I spend a lot of my time installing doors, cabinets, shower panels, bathroom accessories, wood paneling, basically all finish work on a job. I also lead the crew when our Foreman is not on the job.
Q: What do you think are the best skills you bring to your job?
I'm hard working, dedicated, and a great problem solver.
Plus, my knowledge and experience too.
Q: What do you enjoy most about working at Lycos?
It challenges me. We're never doing the same thing every week and it helps us expand our knowledge in different areas of construction. I also really enjoy the camaraderie between the crew.
Q: What has been your favorite job you worked on and why?
Meskwaki Casino, Raising Cane's, and all the school jobs. Honestly, I like every job we do because I genuinely enjoy the work that comes along with it.
Q: How long have you been in construction?
9 years. I spent 5 years working for myself doing residential work, but I've been with Lycos for the last year.
Q: What's your favorite thing about working in construction?
I always feel proud when I see the finished product. I don't think I'd want to work every day if I didn't get to see our finished work.
Q: If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?
That's a hard one. I'd say, a monkey. Because they're very smart, they look like they have fun, they're loving, and they take care of their family. And... they're really cool!
Q:What do you like to do when you're not at work?
I'm almost always working. I work on the weekends remodeling and building homes for various people I know. But when I'm not doing that, I like to spend time with my wife and kids.
Q:What's one thing you couldn't live without?
Jesus Christ. And my family.
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