Alston Construction Company, Inc. (17 years in NV)
“Life is too short to do something that you don’t like.”
Type of Business: General Contractor | Hails from: Spokane, WA | 14 years with company in Nevada | Based in: Las Vegas and Reno
How did you first get into your profession?
My dad was in the construction industry and I followed in his footsteps.
What is your pet peeve?
I am used to working at a very fast pace so I would say [my pet peeve is] when there are obstacles that slow progress on any given task.
What do you want your legacy to be?
To know that I made a difference in everything I did: family, friendships, work and giving back to the community I love.
When you were a kid, what did you want to be?
I wanted to be a professional football player and carpenter. I was fortunate to play football for Nevada in college and it was a great experience.
What business advice would you give someone just starting in your industry?
Find something that you are passionate about and pour yourself into it. Life is too short to do something that you don’t like.
What is a little known fact about you?
I am a huge Frank Sinatra guy and I love big band era music.
If you could be any fictional character, who would you be?
Donald Duck – He’s scrappy and persistent. I would also get to live in Disneyland and when I got mad it would be funny to others.
If you could have coined a single phrase of wisdom, what would it be?
“The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.” -Vince Lombardi
If you could take back one sentence you’ve ever spoken what would it be?
“I’m not sure I can do that.”
What do you wish you would have learned at the beginning of your career?
I wish that I had learned more patience early in my career. Obstacles are a part of life and something you choose how to cope with.
What is the best moment of your career?
Being hired by Alston as it has lead to so many opportunities in life. It has determined so much of my path and has led to wonderful things.
What is your favorite thing about living in Nevada?
I love the open spaces that we have and the ability to ski, mountain bike, golf and boat; literally from my front door.