The most visible of our team are our fifteen sales people who ride the roads year-round, stopping in lumberyards throughout the Midwest. While important, they are but a fraction of the people that make up our family here at Bayer Built. It takes hundreds of individuals, working in teams to get every order off the line and onto our trucks every day. In fact, we’ve been told it looks a lot like that 2007 animated film, Bee Movie, by Dreamworks. To give our readers an inside look at who we are, we thought it would be fun to interview a Team Leader from each department within our, well… “beehive.”
This week we’re introducing you to the Team Leader of our Exterior department; Terry Gruber. We didn’t get a lot of words out of Terry, but during this time of year his department is a frenetic place to conduct an interview. Here’s what we did get:
BBW: How long have you worked at Bayer Built?
TG: Since March of 1997.
BBW: Whom do you laugh with most often at Bayer Built?
TG: My teammates.
BBW: When the weekend arrives, what do you most look forward to doing in the summer and/or winter?
TG: Spending quality family time and participating in outdoor activities.
BBW: If you could only watch one movie for the rest of your life, what would it be?
TG: The Sandlot.
BBW: What was the last live concert you attended?
TG: I have not attend one.
BBW: (what? how is that possible?! ) What is your favorite memory while working at Bayer Built?
TG: Receiving the President’s Choice Award.
BBW: (well deserved.) If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it consist of?
TG: Steak, hashbrowns and fresh bread.
BBW: Describe yourself in five words or less…ready? Go!
TG: Reliable, trustworthy and caring.
BBW: If you could travel anywhere in the world for free, where would it be and why?
TG: Europe, just to go see where most of the history that I learned in school happened and to see where my ancestors came from.
BBW: If you won the lottery, what would be the first purchase you would make over $ 10,000.00?
TG: I’d purchase farmland.
BBW: When you were about ten years old, what did you want to be when you grew up?
TG: I wanted to be just like my dad.
BBW: Do you have any advice for future Bayer Built employees?
TG: Work hard, show initiative and you will not go unnoticed.
BBW: Thanks Terry, for your participation in our interview and your many positive contributions to the Bayer Built Team!