Employee Spotlight: George Fryman
HGC Construction would not be the company it is today without its incredible staff. Each month we highlight one member from our team with a Q&A session. George Fryman has been with HGC since 2012 and he is a valuable member of our superintendent team. George has a wealth of experience in the construction field and clearly has a thing or two to teach us about life as well.
What is your personal philosophy?
My personal philosophy is to be proud of anything and everything you do in your personal and work life. Also, to be happy no matter your situation.
What is your favorite aspect of working for HGC Construction?
It would have to be the fact that the company treats you as if you an owner yourself. It gives me the opportunity to input different ideas to support the company.
What do you like to do on your days off?
Typically, I work around my own home. We recently moved to Fort Thomas and bought a house that needed some fixing up. For example, I redid the entire kitchen, removed all wallpaper, refinished all hardwood floors, and I am now currently working in the backyard- cutting down trees, fixing up pool, and building a shed.
What is the weirdest project you’ve had to build?
Argosy Casino- now named Hollywood Casino. I was one of the five prime managers on this project. It was a very complex building; it was designed by people from all parts of the United States- including Disney. With this being said, there were many materials we needed to incorporate such as epoxy glass, fake walls to give different appearances, and ceilings with murals.
What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this?
I don’t know any other career I would have chosen. From the time I started walking to today, I was always groomed to do construction work. All of the men in my family have been in the construction business since they were young men also.
Tell us something that might surprise us about you.
I fostered 27 children in the course of 5 years with my wife when we lived in Wilmington, OH.
What would you most like to tell yourself at age 13?
I would most like to tell myself at age 13 that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and that everything will be okay one day.
What advice would you give to a new hire?
To always be open minded in whatever situation you may find yourself. In this company, we are a family- so never hesitate to ask for advice if you feel lost. There is always someone you can come to in a time of need. You will enjoy every moment with this company.
In closing, I have enjoyed the people I have met, the owners I have done work for, the owners of the company, and my coworkers that have stood beside me. Thank you to everyone that I have touched or have touched me in some way.