At McFarland Construction, collaboration is one of our core values. We know that collaboration begins internally by building the right team and workplace culture. Our employees are the building blocks of our team and every one of them has a story to tell. Up next under our Employee Spotlight is Josh, one of our Senior Project Managers. Josh, one of McFarland’s longest-standing employees, is an avid golfer and devoted husband and father. Learn more about Josh from our recent interview with him:
How long have you been in the construction industry?
Since I could wheel a wheelbarrow of concrete, so a little over 30 years. My father and grandfather were both in construction, so I’m third generation. My family owned a concrete and construction company growing up and my parents told me I was going to be a civil engineer ever since I was in grade school. I also knew that there would always be a need for buildings and roads.
How long have you been at McFarland?
It will be ten years this coming February. I came on board in 2012 and, at the time, it was just a startup. All the opportunities for growth were exciting and appealing.
What do you like most about the industry?
I really enjoy seeing projects through to completion. It feels great to drive by past projects, like the NASCAR Plaza, since it brings back old memories. Creating something so permanent is satisfying. Construction is like a puzzle, and I really enjoy puzzles.
What brought you to Charlotte?
The booming construction market brought me back to Charlotte. After growing up in Nebraska and Wyoming, I went to college at Purdue University in Indiana and took an internship during college in Charlotte in the late 90s. I moved back in 2007 with my family.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I like to golf and spend time with my family. When it comes to spending time with my family, we could be traveling, watching a movie, cooking out, or just hanging and playing games. It doesn’t matter as long as we’re together.
What’s something that most people don’t know about you?
I’m not originally from the South. I went to Purdue University in Indiana and have lived and worked in several different places since college.
What do you like most about working at McFarland?
Definitely the people. We spend more time at work than we do with our families, so liking the people you work with is important. I also like how diverse our client base is. We aren’t just working in healthcare or higher education or finance. It’s never boring.