Building a career with an organization is something many employees aspire to today; a place they feel they fit in, belong, and can make a difference. This August, Wilhelm is celebrating the milestones of 3 Wilhelm employees who have built careers here being with us for 10, 20, and 30 years.
Katie Snyder – 10 years
“I came to Wilhelm through Jeff Casto, CSA Operations Manager at Freitag-Weinhardt. Wilhelm was looking for an accountant for the IU Health Arnett Hospital and previously worked with Jeff, so he contacted me and the rest is a beautiful history. My favorite experience has been getting to know all of the wonderful people out in the field. I have had the unique opportunity as an accountant to be out on construction sites so I have gotten to see how the field operates. What I enjoy most about working at Wilhelm is the family atmosphere that Wilhelm provides. I have enjoyed my first ten years here and look forward to many more with the Wilhelm family!”
Paul Ehrgott- 20 years
“Something that really drew me to Wilhelm was their well respected reputation around the community. I joined Wilhelm after a fraternity brother mentioned that a position was open in the estimating department. I was given the opportunity to be interviewed by Jim McCoy and had the pleasure to work with and learn a great deal from the estimating team over the next several years.
One thing I really enjoy about working at Wilhelm is just doing my part in helping our clients meet their goals and getting to know a lot of great people along the way. I also enjoy being a part of a team and company that has such positive attitudes when it comes to getting things done. A lot has changed in the twenty years that I’ve been with Wilhelm. Technology in the estimating department relied heavily on a good mechanical pencil. I’m honored to have worked alongside of some of our professions’ finest and look forward to meeting many more in the years to come.”
Bill Hobson- 30 years
“Before coming to Wilhelm, I was working for another construction firm and commuted each day to West Lafayette for about 10 months. After a few car accidents [during my commute] I began looking for a job closer to home and eventually received a tip from an Indianapolis supplier that Wilhelm was looking for an estimator. Shortly after, I interviewed with Herb Ruffley and started the following week.
Some of my favorite experiences while working at Wilhelm for the past 30 years include participating in the construction of local landmarks such as the Eiteljorg Museum, Indiana Museum of Art, White River State Park canal, and Indianapolis International Airport. In the “old” days I was fortunate enough to attend some of the Associated General Contractors of America Winter Workshops in Puerto Rico and Cancun. What I enjoy most about working at Wilhelm is the comradery with the office and field personnel, and the pride and commitment to our work that has always been apparent (at least for the past 30 years).”
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