When I was offered a position as an intern with Derrick Building Solutions I was ready to embark on a new journey. Even though I had no experience in the commercial building process I was eager to get started. During the first few weeks I was able to meet and get to know the team from the Project managers to the field Superintendents. During the time in the office and in the field, I was introduced to the vastness of the commercial construction industry. The fact that the Project managers and Superintendents alike took me under their wing and offered guidance and mentorship show that the company not only cares about being a contender in the market but that training, and guidance is of greatest importance to the building of the team. The leadership team ensured that I was involved in the bid process as well as the day to day operations of the team. Being able to attend the leadership meetings was a great experience in the development of my own leadership style and gave a good understanding of the planning and scheduling process to ensure that the worked continued as smooth and fast as possible. The fact that I was treated like a new employee and not just an intern was a wonderful experience in its own regard. The leadership team also challenged me with work in areas of unfamiliar systems and computer programs. It was a great experience to say the least and anyone looking for a high quality and well diversified summer internship in the construction field should look no further than Derrick Companies.
Aaron Sundeen, Director of Business Development added, “Thank you to Neil and Matthew for their hard work this summer! They were great additions to our team and we wish them the best in the upcoming school year.”