Employee Spotlight – Ron Egan
Ron Egan is a Senior Workforce Manager for Frontier Employees in Northern Alberta and has been with Clark Builders for 15 years. He has been married for 24 years and has 4 wonderful children and 2 grandchildren- he also has a twin brother! Ron’s also a big soccer fan- he even led a coaching staff that won back-to-back Provincial Soccer Titles in 2014 and 2015. Ron exudes a sunny disposition and is passionate about the work he accomplishes each day. His duties include managing field staff within Northern Alberta, hiring, training/development, and monitoring on-site.
Ron oversees a variety of skilled tradespeople, including carpenters, apprentices, labourers, concrete finishers, foremen, and carpenter leads.
Ron is an excellent example of someone who demonstrates our core values by fostering connections and engagement, which drives our passion for construction.
What was your very first job? What did it teach you?
My first job was delivering newspapers with my brother. Back then, we would collect $3 from each customer, going to various houses to make sure people paid on time. My brother and I split the route after school and ensured that people got their papers that day. It taught us a lot about responsibility at an early age.
Why did you choose this career/what purpose does this work fulfill in your life?
I chose this career because I love working with people, and I have a very strong passion for construction; it’s a great match when you combine the two. I also love the gratification of working for a team and accomplishing so much by building a community.
I am very proud of what we do. It’s incredibly fulfilling to work with such a strong, close-knit team of fantastic people who bring quality to their work every day in a safe work environment. It just makes you feel good!
What is your favourite restaurant in Edmonton?
The Thirsty Camel near Summerside in south Edmonton!
Fill in the blank: I once met…
Martina McBride! Back in the day, I used to work for security for the Calgary Stampede, and she was performing in a tent; she wasn’t as famous yet! I was one of the security guards to help rush her off the stage when her show was finished. She thanked everyone there and was very pleasant and professional.