The five years Jerry spent as a tradesman in his early 20s will always influence the leadership of Suntec Concrete. Whether dreaming up forming schemes, pulling on the boots to verify a slab flatness or checking the rebar placement on a shear wall, the relationship to tradesmen is foremost.
Jerry's attitude of looking for the most challenging work showed up early when the company was only five years young and the subcontractors of the three high rises at Phoenix Plaza. Opportunities continued toward such landmark buildings in Phoenix as the Arizona Center, America West headquarters, Phoenix City Courts Building and the last phase of the Esplanade.
That interest in complex work evolved into the technology and innovation that have been key to Suntec's long-term success in the industry. The first in the Southwest with a lasercreed and superflat floors changed the standard of floor quality in Phoenix. Jerry's involvement with design concept lead to the efficiencies of tilt-up shear walls in parking garages and concrete frames in the office building designs.
As much as he enjoys challenging design and the action of the big projects, he has not lost focus on the talents and attitudes of great tradesmen are what make the product quality.