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Employee Spotlight: Erick Brooks

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Delivery manager, Erick Brooks, has been a familiar face around Blue Ridge Builders Supply since the year 2000 when he was first hired as a box van driver at our Crozet store. He has since moved positions several times, even leaving BRBS once, before finally settling into the deliver manager position a couple years ago. He loves his job–then and now. His outgoing, friendly personality has drawn him close to many people here at BRBS and he values his work family and customers alike.

Check out Erick’s employee spotlight interview where he answers interesting questions about his life and job– some you may know, and some you may not!

  1. What do you like most about your job at BRBS? “The people, talking and working with my work family, the challenge of getting deliveries organized. At the end of the day you get the feeling of “I did it!” and I really like that.”
  1. Describe your journey at BRBS. “I started out driving a box van. Then I felt like I could do more so got my CDL and started driving bigger trucks, learned how to upgrade equipment, and from that point I became a good truck driver for a while. I left for a year, then came back because I missed family here at BRBS. Now I’m the delivery manager and I love my job, I never imagined I’d be doing that today.”
  1. Describe “a day in the life” of your job. “I organize all the deliveries and manage all the truck drivers and loaders.”
  1. What are a few of your favorite hobbies outside of work? “I love to go bowling and working with antique vehicles.”
  1. What is your favorite movie, TV show, or book? Favorite musician or music genre? “I like to listen to rap music. My favorite TV show is Forensic Files…it is so interesting!”
  1. Where is your favorite place to visit or vacation to take? “Oh wow, I don’t ever go on vacations! I don’t leave home very much. I like going to my parents’ house the best, just hanging out.”
  1. Describe your family. “I’m married with two kids; Tyshawn is 18 and Telasia is 12. I’ve been married since 2008 but we had been together forever before that.”
  1. What is your biggest goal for the next 5 years at BRBS? “My 5-year goal is for all the “big wigs” to trust me to run all the back operations one day.”
  1. Name 3 words you would use to describe what BRBS means to you. “Family, supportive, teamwork”
  1. What is at the very top of your bucket list? “Be able to take a real vacation, maybe go to the Bahamas (like Billy!)”
  1. What is a random fact that most people don’t know about you? “People don’t know that no matter what, nobody moves fast enough for me! I like things done at a quick pace, but I hold it away from everybody because not everyone is as fast as I am.”
  1. What is one thing you’ve learned about yourself since working at BRBS? “I work with people with so many different people. You have to be aware of all personalities around you and I didn’t realize that until I came here, so I learned how to do that and just be myself with everyone but also know how to deal with people who don’t have my same mindset.”
  1. If you could go back to when you first started your job, what is one piece of advice you would give your past self? “You have to be able to take a joke, you need a great personality, and you have to get along with many types of people.”
  1. What is your motto in life? “Be a man of your word.”

 

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