Jay Gryshik – Frontier Labourer
Celebrating his 15th year with Clark Builders, meet Jay Gryshik! A vibrant individual, much loved on site, Jay is a second-generation Clark Builder employee, who brings his effort each and every day for the team.
As a labourer, Jay has adapted to become a human ‘swiss army knife’, capable of performing a multitude of tasks with ease. From chipping to groundwork to dealing with grade setting for the concrete, Jay has done a little bit of everything. A great listener, he works closely with his team to ensure the job gets done right the first time and everyone goes home safe at the end of the day.
According to Jay, the best part of this work is the opportunity to learn from others on the site. He takes pride in all his work, giving it his all and following all procedures to ensure the work is done right. He is inspired by his foremen, who set him up for success and always help him find solutions.
A Red Seal culinary art graduate, Jay spends his free time with his family and has repurposed leftover materials on site to create outstanding Halloween decorations at his ‘spirit’ house.
What is your favourite part of the job?
My favourite part of the job is the opportunity to learn from the various people on the team. For example, I’ve learnt a ton off the carpenters which I’ve managed to implement in my own personal projects at home, working with left over materials to make cool projects that my family loves.
What work are you most proud of thus far in your career?
I don’t know if I can pick a single project, as I am proud of all the work I have been involved in. I give it everything I have and follow all procedures and love every project I have been a part of. Some of my more recent projects have been working on school buildings, which also brings me immense satisfaction.
What or who inspires you?
I am inspired by the foremen on my team. They set me up for success. Any time I need an answer, they provide it for me, or go away, find the solution and bring it to me. We always aim to do things right the first time, and working with a strong team sets us up for that success.
Which of our core values resonates the most with you?
The value that most resonates with me is that we “Succeed as a Team”. It is important to me that everyone on the site goes home safely and that we watch for each other every single day.