Meeting potential customers, talking and working through their planned project. Seeing it through the stages until the final sign off is completed.
Coffee first thing. Normally plenty in the diary, be it quoting, organising stuff, site visits, project sign offs. It varies every day which is what appeals.
Seeing staff grow and get better. Securing new customers like Dunedin City Council, the Fire Service. Winning a gold award at the recent Master Painters conference tells me we are heading in the right direction.
Pride in their work. Workmanship standards. The line always spoken is check, double check that it's neatly finished, and find it before the customer does. We do not want to go back to a job.
With the new hospital now in the pipeline, there will be a lot of pressure on all trades. It's hard to get staff, so you have to train them yourself but more importantly look after the ones you have.
Away from work I play (or try to play) golf, own a campervan and like to get away as much as we can to explore the countryside and trout fishing is always the goal. During the warmer months do a fair bit of cycling to get rid of the winter gut.