What is your position at Solomon Colors?
Sales Manager for Solomon Colors and Brickform covering Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alberta, British Columbia, and Alaska.
When did you start at Solomon Colors?
Heck, I don't know.
What did you do before that?
Prior to Solomon and Brickform, I was a concrete contractor/manual laborer in the concrete industry, dating back to about 1983, with a focus on decorative concrete.
What is your role regarding training and demos?
The training department puts up with me mainly because I believe, as they do, that training and education is critical to the decorative concrete industry. I provide support when and where needed within the company and sometimes where it's not. In my area, I promote training events and classes that support today's decorative contractor, help grow their business, and identify products and processes they may not be familiar with.
What is the best project you've worked on?
Best how? The ones that I got paid? The ones that didn't get walked through or rained on? Seriously though, Elitches in Denver where I stamped a little plastic spider all over the them park. My son Zach gave it to me to keep safe for him on a road trip. Or Steadman's driveway in Spraddle Creek, Vail, Colorado that won an ACI award. Or, the one that I joke about is the highest altitude decorative concrete in the US, around 11,570' above sea level. No, the jobs my three sons work on with me. Those were the best!
What was your first project?
No fair. My memory of that is long gone.
What was the biggest mistake or blunder you've made on a project?
The ones I tried to be smarter than the weatherman, the ones that weren't 100% ready, the ones that I decided to wheel barrow rather than pump, or maybe It was the driveway I was trying to seal in 10 degree weather that somehow caught on fire.
What are your specialties/areas of expertise?
Delegating. Delegate - verb, entrust (as task or responsibility) to another person, typically one who is less senior (younger) than oneself... Besides that, slab on grade concrete construction.
What was your first job/career of any kind?
Box boy at a grocery store
What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Definitly Rocky Road... the name says it all!