Our blog series “Meet Our Team” continues this week. We periodically post a brief interview with one of our team members to let you see inside Disaster One and learn more about who we are.
Today we’re pleased to introduce you to Rodney, a Large Loss Water & Mold lead restoration technician. A native of Columbia, SC, Rodney has been with Disaster One for three years.
What are you working on right now?
We just started work on a loss in New Bern, NC, at an apartment community. They had flooding from Tropical Storm Cindy that affected 16 units. We’ve got 11 people including temps on the job.
What inspires you to do what you do?
I like the feeling of being able to help people in their time of need. I have great coworkers – we’re always learning new things about restoration, and we keep each other inspired.
What aspect of your job do you enjoy the most?
Every day is going to be different. Also, there’s opportunity for advancement and great on-the-job training with Paul Miller, Steve Brown, and Chris Maness.
What is your proudest moment at Disaster One?
I found Disaster One online. I was working with a carpet cleaning company at the time and I wanted to get into full-time restoration. One of my proudest moments was the day I got hired; it’s been full steam ahead ever since. But probably my very proudest moment was going back home to Columbia in 2015 [the epicenter of historic flooding after Hurricane Joaquin] to help my fellow South Carolinians get their lives back in order.
What do you like to do when you’re off work?
I like to shoot pool, and I love to barbecue. You know I cater, that’s my biggest thing.
What’s something that most people don’t know about you?
That’s a tough one, there’s not a lot of mystery to me! I pride myself in being a people person; you get the same “me” every day.