I started my career at Blauch Brothers in April 1988 in the sheet metal shop. After a few years working in the shop, an opening for a sheet metal estimator position became available and I was asked whether or not I was interested. After a few years of estimating, I began running the sheet metal division as well as estimating. As the company grew, it became more difficult to sustainably serve in both roles, so I then worked solely in estimation. Over the past few years as an estimator, my role has grown from finding and pricing new projects to working with and supporting our in house engineering staff and project managers.