A day in the life of a Miron project manager: Andy Derksen

Posted on Oct 13, 2015 by People

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a member of the Miron team? Below is some insight into what makes our team members tick.

Andy Derksen | Waupun, Wisconsin

Andy Derksen headshot

What is a typical day at Miron Construction like for you?
I usually receive a lot of emails throughout the day; I try to stay on top of helping resolve items as they come up so the issues don’t pile up. Early in the week is usually filled with project meetings. Later in the week there is usually more time in the office spent catching up on paperwork.

What is the best part of your day?
I enjoy the drive in and the drive home as a time to think about what I have to do on the way in and unwind on the way home.

What is the most challenging part of your day?
Times when everything seems to happen at once and I’m getting pulled in multiple directions.

What is one thing you wish you knew when you started your career as a project manager?
How much you can learn from superintendents and field employees.

What projects are you most proud of? Why?
Probably the projects we’ve completed at St. Norbert College because of the great relationship we’ve developed with that client.

On average, how many job sites do you visit per day?
One.

What is something you would say the general public does not know about the construction industry?
I think many people don’t realize how much technology has affected our industry in recent years.

Where do you see the industry going in the future? What will it look like in the next 20 years?
The construction process will likely be expedited even more due to advances in technology and more pre-fabrication.

Fun fact:
I live in the house where I grew up.

How do you spend your free time?
I enjoy coaching/watching my kids’ sporting events, and I also enjoy gardening.

Favre, Rodgers or other?
I enjoy watching both of them play. As Packers fans we’ve been pretty lucky to have both.

What is one thing you cannot live without?
My family

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