In a recent interview, Rick Mullins explained how he got to Shelter Works and how he views his work here. He graduated from University of Missouri St. Louis into a very difficult job market. He spent 8 years in construction before coming to Shelter Works but when he arrived, he immediately liked the culture. “As I was just learning about how to work with the fiberglass, I got to spend my day with these great guys, and we just had fun every day!”
In order for the production process to run as smoothly as possible, it’s important that everyone have an understanding of all of the different parts of the production process. Rick expressed an interest in the Assembly, which leveraged his construction experience and problem-solving skills. So now he is a part of the team that finishes the buildings, and every day, he and the others strive to make sure the buildings are finished beautifully. “Everyone is pushing to make it right,” he explained.
When Rick is not putting the finishing touches on a Shelter Works field equipment shelter, he can be found camping and hiking with his wife Annette (they’ve been married 33 years!), two daughters and three grandchildren (Anna age 10, Gage age 5 and Levi age 3).