At StoneRiver Company, we recognize the immense value our team brings to our success. We take pride in our team and celebrate their accomplishments every day. We are delighted to share their stories with the world, so stay tuned for our monthly employee highlights. We hope you enjoy getting to know our exceptional team!
This month’s featured employee is Paul Daniels, Construction Manager.
1. What is your role at StoneRiver, and how long have you been a part of the team?
I am the Construction Manager at StoneRiver, and in this role, my primary responsibility is to execute the renovation and value-add projects within our business plans, ensuring that we remain within budget and on schedule. Since joining the team in July 2020, I have implemented a more comprehensive system for tracking the progress of interior unit renovations, utilizing existing data systems. I now provide weekly reports to the leadership team. I am constantly seeking ways to enhance our processes, both within the construction department and throughout the company.
2. How do you like to spend your time outside of work?
Lately, I’ve started a few small renovation projects at home that I’m doing on my own. It’s true that this takes up more time than I’d prefer at the moment, but I find it beneficial to stay active and to have the chance to evaluate my progress each week. It’s satisfying to see the steady improvement and the outcome of my hard work.
3. What’s your ideal way to spend your weekends?
Currently, my ideal weekend involves tackling home projects and getting myself out from underwater. Although my friends offer their assistance and stop by to visit, the greatest help I have had so far is my girlfriend, Alexis. It is interesting to teach different disciplines as most of my friends lack hands-on experience.
4. What advice would you give to your teenage self?
I would tell my younger self that there is always room for improvement and not to be satisfied with the status quo.
5. What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?
I started my college career with an appointment to a service academy. Unfortunately, due to color blindness, I was delayed 1 year, and a subsequent shoulder injury prevented me from pursuing that path altogether. I took it on faith that it was not meant to be and instead pursued a career in construction management.
6. What’s the best advice you were ever given?
I’ve always put a lot of stock in the phrase “trust but verify.” In our context, this is simply a charge to take accountability for ensuring the best outcome possible through exhaustive review, analysis, planning, and contract management.
7. What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute to your success to, and why?
If you have spent any amount of time with me, I’m sure that you would quickly attest to the fact that I am extremely analytical and detail-oriented. I use these traits to remain as focused as possible on the ultimate goal without letting myself get sidetracked by distractions.
8. What are you currently excited about in your job?
I’m extremely eager to get to work on our new acquisition, Concord Ridge. I enjoy seeing the value that our collaborative process at StoneRiver creates, and I can already tell this property is going to be yet another exemplary showcase of that.