We are excited to proudly highlight a different employee each month to offer an inside look into the culture and community that make up The Sembler Company. Learn more about Sembler and the people who have found a home here through our spotlight employee interviews! This month, it is JP Guzzardo.

Chelsea Rogers, Director of Marketing: What has been your favorite part about working at The Sembler Company?

JP Guzzardo, VP of Development: The overall culture.  It’s a very good group of people that are very good at what they do.  It’s a team environment and I learn something new every day.

Chelsea Rogers: What does your workspace look like? Are you organized/messy?

JP Guzzardo: Depends on the day. Typically, I am pretty well organized.  I am a “list person” as well so I start most days off with a list of task that I will work on for the day.  Unfortunately, I have been a slow adapter to the paperless workspace.

Chelsea Rogers: What is your role at The Sembler Company and when did you start working here?

JP Guzzardo: I have been working at The Sembler Company for 12 years and I am Vice President of Development and I run our Build to Suit division.  With that said, we are all utility players here at The Sembler Company, so I work on a variety of projects.

Chelsea Rogers: What was your first job?

JP Guzzardo: The first job I remember really being paid for was from my uncle.  He had a chain of washeterias and had to upgrade his sewer systems in 6 locations. So one summer, my cousin and I were plumber assistants….I was about 12 years old.  For 8 weeks, 6 days a week, 10 hour days a day, we worked digging drainage pits.  They were about 4 foot tall, 28 inches wide and ran 40-50 feet.  We dug dozens of them.  I did the math and I made about $3.00 an hour.  I am certain a bunch of OSHA and child labor laws were violated.

Chelsea Rogers: What’s your favorite movie/TV Show?

JP Guzzardo: Shark Tank

Chelsea Rogers: If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet?

JP Guzzardo: George Washington

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