Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work at Building & Earth? It’s important to us that we place a focus on empowering the members of our team through technology and knowledge. Our leadership team encourages continued education and professional development, because we are nothing without the knowledge and expertise of our team members.
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It’s truly the people who are hard at work in the office, on the jobsite, and connecting with our clients every day who make our company culture great. That’s why, over the next few months, we will be catching up with several of our employees at some of our 16 locations across the South and Midwest. First up, learn what daily work life looks like for Joe McFalls, who works out of our Raleigh-Durham location.
Joe has been a part of the Building & Earth team for 7 years. He is currently the CMT Department Manager for the company’s Raleigh-Durham branch in North Carolina. This role includes working in and managing satellite offices in Jacksonville, North Carolina; Virginia Beach, Virginia; and NS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
“My goal is to provide our clients with professional and valuable service,” McFalls said. “The path to this is quite simply having well-trained individuals providing industry-leading service to our clients.”
Joe has been married for 22 years to his wife, Michele. They have three boys—a freshman in college, a senior in high school, and a freshman in high school. He previously served in the United States Navy Submarine force.
Learn more about Joe, his role at Building & Earth, and why he loves going to work every day below.
Why do you love what you currently do?
I love my current position because it affords me the opportunity to be involved in the professional growth of the great group I work with every day. It is very satisfying to see our team provide top-level testing and inspections to our clients.
What does your day look like at Building & Earth?
My day typically starts with a list of priority items to accomplish. Inevitably, though, the phone starts ringing, and I go into multitask mode, making every effort to resolve emergent issues in addition to completing my scheduled tasks. I love the fast-paced work environment and ever-changing landscape.
What makes an optimal working environment? How does Building & Earth help facilitate that?
I believe that a work environment that fosters continued growth and a genuine care for one another is what most individuals desire from their work. Building & Earth strives to meet the need for growth through training and certification opportunities, as well as providing professional development tools to aid leaders to this end. I genuinely feel that Building & Earth cares for each individual that works with it. I consider the team I work with to be my family, and I want to see each and every person in my work family succeed in his/her career and life.
What has been one of the biggest achievements—or wins—you or your team has had in your time at Building & Earth?
The team’s biggest win is the fact that we continually work to grow our bonds with one another. This creates a team environment, where no one is left to do it alone. That is the military in me—never watch your teammate (family) struggle.
What makes you proud to work at Building & Earth?
I am very proud of our commitment to be the best in our industry and continuing to explore new market sectors. Building & Earth does not just make empty statements; they back it up with support and training.
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