Position/Role: Associate, Duluth Mechanical Department HeadEducation and experience: Jude has 12 years of experience in the Construction and Engineering industry. He started his career off as an apprentice plumber where he gained valuable experience of what really happens in the field and on the job site. While completing his four-year apprenticeship through the Construction Industry Training Council (CITC) of Washington, Jude worked on many projects providing plumbing system installations from the ground up. His experience in the construction industry combined with his love for math and critical thinking led him to simultaneously pursue a degree in mechanical engineering. He received a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University. From there Jude has went on to provide mechanical and plumbing designs for many high-performance projects, including those that produce more energy than they consume. His passion for reducing energy consumption and providing the right solution are apparent in every project he is involved in. Jude has experience in most all sectors including government, commercial, residential, and some industrial. He currently leads the mechanical team in Duluth and is focusing on growing the Duluth office.What’s your favorite part of the job? One of my favorite parts about my job is the satisfaction I get from helping others succeed. Whether I am helping an external client with a new building system or a teammate understand a concept, it fires me up! Because of this, it seems like there are endless opportunities for me to do what I enjoy the most. I also thoroughly enjoy the early stages of design. The early stages offer the most opportunity to innovate and have an impact on what owners get for their investment. It’s also the time when I get to formulate a plan for the success of the project. Project planning, process, and project vision are very intriguing to me. To wrap it up, it’s the people I work with. They Rock!What do you like to do when you’re not working? If I am not working, I am usually spending time with my wife, Elana, and our three daughters, Kemella, Rozalee, and Eavie. We enjoy going to church, visiting friends, going on walks, riding bikes, going out west where I grew up, and finding the best coffee shops. If I am not with them, I am probably in the woods hunting or fishing.What’s something about you that not many people know? I have written hundreds of poems!
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