Meet Bert Hixson: Site Supervisor/Project Manager
Bert Hixson joined the Elek Plumbing team in November 2009. As he approaches one decade of service, Bert’s reasons for sticking with the company are simple—and they mirror many of his colleagues’ sentiments. “I like the people I work with. I like the challenge of the job, and I like the owner. Elek cares about its employees and customers, too—and that’s a big reason many of us are here.”
Bert started his career as a service technician, and he is now part of Elek Plumbing’s commercial division. Specializing in new construction, tenant fit-outs, repiping and specialty plumbing, Elek performs work for medical facilities, physician’s offices, restaurants, schools, municipal buildings and more. Bert serves as a project manager and site supervisor for many of these large commercial jobs.
“Day to day, I travel from one job site to another: overseeing lead technicians, assessing progress and solving problems that arise along the way. I help get materials to the sites, attend project meetings and manage anything else that crops up during a project,” he says. “Twenty years ago, I worked primarily on new homes. The commercial side of plumbing suits me better; it’s fun and challenging, and I enjoy working with the rest of the team to help them succeed—and keep our clients happy.”
Bert’s a humble guy who has more to say about other people than he does about himself, but we did manage to dig up a few details:
- Married for 22 years
- One son, 21, majoring in kinesiology at Temple University
- Leisure activities: “I like riding my Harley, driving my Corvette and attending Lehigh Valley Phantoms and Iron Pigs minor league games.”
When asked to share one thing that surprises people about him, Bert laughs. “I can’t think of a thing. I’m an open book. What you see is what you get.”
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