At Apollo Pavers, we believe that our greatest strength is our staff. We are proud of our dedicated team of unique and talented employees who work together to make each project a success. One Apollo Pavers employee is featured in our blog each month. Read on to meet our Design Consultant & Salesman- Jesus Herrera
Q: What do you do here at Apollo Pavers? How long have you been working here?
I have been working at Apollo Pavers for a little over 4 years. I start with going out to peoples homes on consultations- making sure that customers understand what Apollo Pavers offers. I bring back the measurements I take, along with an understanding of what the customer wants to do back to our designers. They then incorporate their ideas along with mine and the customer’s, in order to produce a beautiful design. I also follow up on each project that I start whenever possible, and communicate with the crews to make sure they install exactly what the customer wants.
Q: What's the most interesting project you've worked on at Apollo Pavers?
I think every project has its own interesting features, so I enjoy working at every single one of them. It’s nice to see each transformation and to work together to make sure each customer is happy.
Q: In what ways have you had an opportunity to grow new skills?
I’ve learned a lot of new skills since I started working here. When I first started, I didn’t know what pavers were. The owner, Jose, showed me what pavers were, how the installation process worked, how to transmit customer’s ideas to our designers and crews, and overall how to sell. Even now, I am still constantly learning about new materials, and how to solve unique construction needs. I think that in this industry you never really finish learning.
Q: What do you like the most about your job?
I like that I get to be outside, and am not stuck inside an office all day. I also like that I get to meet new people every day as I go to consultations. Another fun aspect is that you never really know what to expect since things always come up. Whether a customer wants to add or change something at an existing project, or I have to come up with a solution to a problem- every day is different. It can be a relaxing day, or a stressful day, but I like that it’s never the same.
Q: What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?
I love going to the beach, playing basketball, and going camping