Derrick has been working in the construction industry for 20+ years focusing on Business Development, Project Management, and Pre-Construction in the Commercial, Industrial, and Recreational markets. Derrick was born into the construction industry, and it shows. His knowledge, passion, and professionalism ring through in every facet of his role as Business Development Manager. A team player, Derrick is not afraid to dive into the latest project and lend a hand where needed. He takes great pride in a job well done and works diligently to positively impact the team and set a project up for success.
Business Development Manager in Calgary.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT BEING PART OF THE SCOTT BUILDERS TEAM?
I love being part of the Scott Builders team. As a medium-sized team, I take great satisfaction in being a part of all projects that come through the door. I am also grateful for the opportunity to know and work with every member of the team. We have a family-minded culture in our office, making me look forward to coming to work every day.
WHAT INITIALLY DREW YOU TO THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY & WHAT MADE YOU STAY?
I was born into construction. The industry is all I’ve known, and I’ve loved it my whole life. The ability to see something go from a sketch on a napkin turned into a design to the final product never gets old. Following graduation from SAIT, I joined my family-run construction company, which focused on design-build industrial and commercial projects. Starting my career at a small construction company allowed me to learn all aspects of the industry, from estimating, sales and value engineering to project management. This experience helped set me up for success in the industry and my role at Scott Builders.
WHEN YOU’RE NOT HARD AT WORK, WHERE CAN WE FIND YOU?
When I’m not hard at work, you can find me outside mostly. I love hunting, hiking, and taking every opportunity possible to spend time with my kids.
SOMEONE YOU ADMIRE? (OR YOUR HERO)
I hold a great deal of admiration for my two older brothers. They’ve always been there for me as support, advisors, and confidants. They’ve supported me both professionally and personally as I’ve grown into the man I am today.
WORDS YOU LIVE BY: (FAVOURITE QUOTE OR LIFE PHILOSOPHY)
“Team first, Self second!” I firmly believe that if you take care of your team, they’ll take care of you. Whether in business, family, or recreational, I put my team first, ensuring they feel valued, supported, and appreciated. In turn, they’re always there for me, providing support when it’s time to focus on my own growth.
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