Employee Spotlight: Brandon Sanders
Here at Bear Creek, we are privileged to have such a great team of people working for our clients. Once a month we highlight one of our team members so that you can get to know them a little bit better.
This month the spotlight falls on Brandon Sanders – Brandon joined the Bear Creek team in May of 2017, relocating with his family from Lagrange, Indiana. Brandon is part of Bear Creek’s field crew that goes out each day to build awesome backyard structures for our clients. Here is a little bit more about Brandon in his own words.
What is your position on the Bear Creek team?
I am the Crew Foreman for the Bear Creek construction team. This means that I oversee construction teams on-site. I also work with clients during the construction process and guide the crew towards completion of each project.
How did you come to the Bear Creek team?
Just before I began working with Bear Creek, my family and I moved from Indiana to central Virginia so that my wife could see a neurology doctor at UVA. My wife was good friends with Victoria (The Owner of Bear Creek) who offered me the job with Bear Creek upon our move to the area.
What have been some of your favorite projects to work on and why?
The Heinsohn addition would have to be my favorite. It was my first project with Bear Creek and the first project I oversaw. It was also the largest addition I have had the chance to work on. I also thoroughly enjoyed helping the Miningers remodel their new house. It was a wonderful privilege to help my friends turn their house into a home.
What are some things you appreciate and value about working with the Bear Creek team?
I love that everyone is treated as a valuable member of the team. I appreciate how much Bear Creek cares about my personal development and my family. I’ve never felt like I was working for a company but have instead had the experience of working for and with good friends.
When you’re not working with Bear Creek, what do you enjoy doing in your downtime with friends/family?
When I’m not working with Bear Creek, I love spending time with my family. We particularly love to hike and just have fun together.
What are five random facts about you?
– I am a genealogy addict. I love studying genealogies and have traced one line to my 21st great grandfather, who was born in Germany in 1190.
– I joined the Army a week after my 17th birthday.
– My favorite movie is Black Hawk Down.
– I have been cancer-free for 8 years as of January 2019.
– My wife and I have been married for 8 years and have 4 beautiful children.