“I watched and learned from others, and then I just developed my own style.” That’s how Darrin Smith describes mastering the spray gun and learning to be an interior gel coat technician when he first came to the company. Later he advanced to working in Assembly for Shelter Works, where he acts as a backup to the Team Leader – Assembly. The company tends to hire those who are diligent and take a craftsman’s pride in their work, and Darrin, who celebrated his 5-year anniversary with Shelter Works this month, exemplifies that pride.
Darrin Smith came to Shelter Works with 10 years of concrete construction experience and 10 years construction experience working for a siding company…so he was good with his hands, but he didn’t have specific fiberglass experience. “I have always enjoyed working with my hands, but it was a happy accident that I ended up here,” he said. When asked why he stays with Shelter Works, he didn’t hesitate for a moment. “Beyond a doubt, it’s a great company to work for –with great benefits and chances for advancement. I really enjoy the people I work with; they really care about the quality and workmanship that is put into making a really good-looking building.”