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Apr 24, 2020 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Foreman Focus Friday

For Sheet Metal Foreman, Shawn Coman, interacting with customers and ensuring they are happy with a project’s outcome is the best part of his job. Shawn’s attention to customer service makes him an ideal Foreman to be working with the Tenant Improvement Group (TIG) where he is regularly in contact with owners, owner’s reps and general contractors.  “I know if the subs are not successful, I’m not successful. The better they perform the better I look,” recalls Skanska Superintendent Jason Anderson who worked with Shawn at the iStream project, “Shawn has a great attitude [and] when a worker’s attitude is good it... Read More


Feb 28, 2020 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Foreman Focus Friday

“I am naturally creative, detailed oriented, work well with my hands, and excel at problem solving, so following in my father’s footsteps to become a pipefitter was an easy career choice,” recalls Hermanson Fitting Foreman Ken Flores.  However, Ken’s skills as a pipefitter are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg for this Renaissance man.  Ken grew up in Chicago, in a multi-ethnic neighborhood filled with authentic cuisine and colorful cultures.  Through this background, he developed an appreciation for cultural diversity, different languages, and flavors.  A self-described “foodie”, Ken and his wife/soulmate/life partner of fifteen years enjoy the flavor offerings close... Read More


Nov 22, 2019 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Foreman Focus Friday

Being courageous enough to lead and humble enough to admit mistakes is the attitude that has earned Hermanson’s Service Foreman, Jimmy Hoettel, the respect of his peers.Jimmy was introduced to the trades by an uncle who worked as a building engineer. After taking a tour of the HVAC system at a downtown Seattle high-rise, Jimmy signed up with Local 66. He began his apprenticeship in 2006 and has been involved in the service sector ever since.After being together ten years, Jimmy married his high school sweetheart, Sadie, in 2014. They have two children Tucker (2) and newborn Taryn arrived in... Read More


Nov 1, 2019 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Foreman Focus Friday

Hermanson Fitting Foreman, Kevin Mireles, believes the most important part of his job is making sure his crew is safe and everyone makes it home safely to their families at the end of the day.After ten years in the Army and three combat deployments in Iraq, Kevin appreciates a safe working environment. He is grateful for the commitment that Hermanson makes to prepare, train and equip their workers and knows that he would be supported in stopping work if conditions were unsafe.When Kevin returned from his last deployment, a friend introduced him to the pipefitting trade. He went to the... Read More