Sundt Construction, Inc. is pleased to announce that Joe Donahue has joined us as a field engineer based out of our Tempe office. He will be working at the Pima County Joint Courts project in Tucson, where he will be responsible for providing technical information to the team, documenting changes and coordinating materials to help ensure the project remains on schedule. (Learn more here).
Here are a few things we learned about Joe in a recent conversation:
What is it about Sundt that has led you to make your career here?
Sundt has a very good reputation in our industry. Through my last year of school I made a lot of industry contacts and I referenced them for advice once I had narrowed down who I really wanted to work with. Every single person I spoke with had nothing but positive things to say about Sundt. That’s something very rare, and I wanted to be part of that.
Who has inspired you most?
Perhaps cliché, but my parents are my greatest inspiration in my life. They support my decisions and have always given me the opportunity to learn on my own, and those experiences are invaluable.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
My high school track coach told me that hard work and determination will always overcome talent and complacency. When you aren’t the smartest or the strongest you have to out-work your competition mentally and physically – eventually it will pay off.
What is your proudest professional achievement to date?
Being the first in my immediate family to graduate college is honestly my proudest achievement in life, overall. Professionally it would be coming and working with the best general contractor in the Southwest. It’s been a dream and I’m very happy it became a reality.
What’s your favorite place to dine in the city where you’re from?
In Smyrna, Tenn., there is a place called Cheddar’s and it’s one of my all-time favorite restaurants. They have the best Monte Cristo sandwich and banana sweet tea!
Where in the world would you most like to visit?
I’ve always wanted to go to Europe. I have family in Wales and I’d love to eventually get over there to visit them and experience their lifestyle for a few weeks.
If you weren’t in construction, what would you be doing?
I’d be coaching track and field, and maybe football. I ran all four years in high school and played football for three years. I learned a lot more than just how to hurdle or run cover two defenses. Sports help shape young people and keep them on good paths.
What’s your goal for your new position?
I want to be an asset to Sundt. I’m blessed to have this opportunity and hope that 30 years from now I will have made a name for myself and left my mark on this company.