Albion Employee Spotlight: Diane Maddox
“Hire really good, smart people, and get out of their way.” – Brian Newsome, Albion Chief Executive Officer
You may remember this quote from our blog post: “The Untold Story of Albion.” In light of Brian’s ability to find and retain the industry’s top talent, I wanted to spotlight our incredible team here at Albion. Each month, we will virtually introduce you to a member of our team. I look forward to chatting with my teammates about their interest in the construction industry, hobbies outside of work, and more. In this month’s ‘New Employee Spotlight’, we are introducing you to one of our Preconstruction Managers, Diane Maddox.
Get to know a little bit more about Diane, an experienced estimator with an impressive background. We definitely enjoy having Diane here at the office and she makes a great addition to the Albion team! I asked Diane a few questions about her life in and outside of Albion:
What made you interested in working for a general contractor?
I studied Building Construction from day 1 of college and had no other industry interest.
What attracted you to Albion?
Smaller company in a growth mode is so rewarding to see how your contribution impacted the future company.
What is your professional background (colleges, degrees, past job experience, etc.)?
Graduated from Texas A & M University with a BS in Building Construction, just like my brother-in-law and his sister.
What’s your proudest career moment?
Assisted in buying out on a $45,000,000 job and a $26,000,000 job and knowing your pet estimate you worked on for a year or more had enough money to build each project plus good profit.
If you could meet anyone, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
A pilot that went down in the Bermuda Triangle. Tell me what happened?
What is your favorite food?
Pappasito’s Cantina – enchiladas
What is your favorite TV show?
What are your hobbies outside of work?
Swimming, playing pool, traveling and yardwork.
Where is the best place you’ve traveled to and why?
California, I was born there and then returned to live there when I was in middle school. It is beautiful scenery – mountains, sea, sunsets, dessert.
What is your favorite sports team?
Texas A & M University
Thank you, Diane! We absolutely love having you on board!