VINNY DEROSA · Project Executive
What motivated you to get into this industry?
This industry requires you to pull from all aspects of your background. Sometimes, it requires you to delve deep into the technical details of an issue, while other times it involves fostering interpersonal relationships. As I grow in my career, I appreciate the fact that there are constantly new challenges to face, but at the same time, can continue to develop and tap into a network of contacts to help with solving them along the way.
What inspired to join Buch Construction?
It was easy to recognize the great culture within Buch immediately. From executive leadership on down, everyone is dedicated and passionate about the work we do. It is truly a family-oriented company that you feel a part of from day one.
How has your educational background helped you in where you are today?
Having a background in Civil Engineering and Engineering Management has helped me communicate much more effectively. In an industry, and obviously world altered by Covid, being able to communicate through emails and virtual meetings has become increasingly important. Gone are the days where everyone would meet onsite in person to put eyes on an issue. Instead, it is increasingly important to be able to describe issues clearly so that the appropriate parties have all the information necessary to make decisions in a timely manner.
What has been the most exciting project during your time with Buch?
The phased, major repositioning and expansion of the Greenspring Village Town Center Senior Living Community was one of our most exiting projects to date. The phased approach and interconnection of the MEP systems turned the job in a complex puzzle, where we needed to make sure our work in one area would not affect the functions of another area. Often, we would close one section of the facility for construction while reopening another all in a single night shift.
What does “Beyond What’s Expected” mean to you?
“Beyond What’s Expected” means to add value in everything we do. It’s taking the extra time to attempt to understand clients, coworkers, and partners motivating factors and expectations. This includes everything from the larger project as a whole to the individual day-to-day tasks. Acknowledging these factors helps to provide value added service tailored to specific individuals and circumstances.
What’s the best career advice you have ever received?
The best two pieces of career advise I’ve received go hand in hand. The first is to get over the fear of asking questions. There is so much to learn in this industry and the best way to do that is by asking those that have been living it. The second is to try and have a specific goal or outcome from your daily events. For example, walk the project with the intention of reviewing a specific detail instead of simply wandering through the site.
What do you do for fun?
In my spare time, I enjoy attempting to play golf and rooting on Penn State.