Career Spotlight: Get to Know Eddie

a project manager working for Hermanson Company

Come to work every day ready to work hard, learn, and with an open mind. The mechanical industry will allow you to go as far as you are willing to work for it.

Eddie Baker

Hometown: West Seattle, Washington

I live with: My wife Miesha and two dogs, Riggins and Quincy.

Education: BS in Construction Management from the University of Washington

Year in the industry: 7 years

My main responsibilities are: Oversee budget, schedule, safety and general operations of assigned projects. Work hand-in-hand in with the field, general contractor, architect, engineers, subcontractors, etc. to ensure overall success of project.  

# of promotions since I started: Two; 1) assistant project manager to project manager and 2) project manager to senior project manager.

My job is: Constantly evolving.

My first ever job was: Working side jobs with my Dad.

My favorite subject in high school was: Forensics.

To be good at my job you need to: Work hard and be solution oriented.

My favorite part of my job is: Working every day with the field and learning from their years of experience and expertise.

My least favorite part is: The number of e-mails.

How I got my start in the industry: My first exposure to the mechanical industry was a job walk of a Hermanson project during my orientation in the CM program during college. Shortly after that, I received an internship with Hermanson spending the summer learning more. Haven’t left it since!

My advice to someone considering coming into this industry is: Come to work every day ready to work hard, learn, and with an open mind. The mechanical industry will allow you to go as far as you are willing to work for it.

My favorite project was: My first project as a project manager; AMLI Arc. It is 41-story high-rise located right off of I-5 in downtown Seattle. I often point it out and show it off to family, friends, and anybody that will listen as we drive by.

Proudest work accomplishment: Being considered a project manager that the field teams love to work with.

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