Paul R. Hay Superintendent – Waterproofing & Caulking
Paul is as calm and cool as the center seed of a cucumber,” describes Waterproofing Senior Project Manager, Pat Halaszyn, why Chamberlin employees and clients alike enjoy working with him.” As a waterproofing superintendent, we were curious to know how Paul handles the occasional twists and turns of overseeing large waterproofing projects throughout central and south Texas. Here’s a bit more about the guy who takes it all in stride.
A Day In the Life:
The day starts at about 5:30 a.m. for Paul with a quick check of the weather since it plays an important role in the installation of waterproofing material. “After that, there really is no ‘typical’ day,” Paul says. With constantly changing manpower needs, job site conditions and scheduling issues, the day can change from hour to hour. “Simultaneously supervising multiple projects can be challenging, demanding and rewarding at the same time.
I worked in a lot of different fields before joining Chamberlin 10 years ago,” Paul remembers. He did everything from fast food management to retail inventory and even operating a taxi service. In March of 2001, Paul started his career at Chamberlin as a laborer. Over a period of time, with a combination of hard work and “being in the right place at the right time,” Paul says, he was promoted to foreman then superintendent.
Paul articulates his outlook on customer service, safety, quality and productivity as such:
Each of these affects the other. If we are not productive, providing quality work in a safe manner, our customer service will inevitably suffer. Customer service is the lifeblood of repeat business. Safety is the cornerstone of our employees’ health and well-being, and productivity is useless without a quality installation.”
Outside the Office:
Paul enjoys cooking and boasts a Veal Piccata specialty with a white wine and lemon caper sauce. Just one question: when can we come over for dinner? He also likes spending time with his wife and kids and taking part in his other hobbies that include fishing, woodworking and watching movies.
We asked Paul to choose from this list of random items to help us learn a little more about him:
- Freshly Squeezed or Concentrate
- Rolling Stones or Flintstones
- Newspaper or Internet
- Mickey or Mighty (Mouse)
- Manual or Automatic