Career Spotlight: Get to Know Jay

a project executive working for Hermanson Company

There are so many rewarding career paths to explore. It's a great industry to be a part of.

Jay Danner

Sheet Metal & HVAC Industry Testimonial: Jay, Project Executive

Hometown: Issaquah, Washington

I live with: Kelsea Danner, my wife and our corgi, Marshall.

Education: BA in Construction Management from the University of Washington

Years in the industry: 9 years

My main responsibilities are: Sales, project management and estimating.

# of promotions since I started: Four

My job is: To estimate, sell, and execute mechanical healthcare projects in Western Washington.

My first ever job was: As a bagger at Quality Food Center.

My favorite subject in high school was: Public Speaking.

To be good at my job you need to: Communicate clearly and mange my time well.

My favorite part of my job is: Developing relationships with customers.

My least favorite part is: Spending a lot of time on the road.

How I got my start in the industry: Managing fraternity housing projects during my first two years in college.

My advice to someone considering coming into this industry is: Get to know the field team you work with and truly understand the ins and out of the actual installation. This knowledge and the relationships will truly benefit your career down the road. There are so many rewarding career paths to explore. It’s a great industry to be a part of.

My favorite project was: The MultiCare Indigo Clinic Account, as a whole.

Proudest work accomplishment: Doubling my sales goal in 2016, while maintaining my margins.

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