Connecting with… Mike Massey!
What is the best piece of advice you would offer someone considering a career in civil engineering?: The field of civil engineering, surveying and land planning offers so many different opportunities in a variety areas which can allow someone to experiment and determine specific area they may have a passion pursuing. I personally enjoy working on projects from the beginning planning phase through construction and seeing how an idea can come to fruition.
Name: Mike Massey
Title: Vice President
Started at christopher: I started with christopher on June 1, 2021
but prior to that I had been with Ross-France since 1986
Hometown: Manassas, VA
Alma Mater: Virginia Tech
What was your very first job? Dishwasher at the Olde Town Inn
Favorite vacation destination: The next place my wife chooses for us to travel
What energizes you outside of work? Spending time with my family and friends
On Saturday you can find me: Enjoying the outdoors
If you had three wishes what would they be?
- Maintain my health & mind
- More unity and less division
- Endless amounts of work going forward
What would be your last meal request? Seared tuna with some potent wasabi!
What was your favorite project to work on and why? The merger and ongoing transition of Ross-France with christopher. I have learned so much throughout this process which has reiginited my passion for this profession.
What is your favorite thing about working at christopher? Working alongside so many talented people.
What company event do you enjoy most? Payday Grillday. Paul Fleck does a great job getting the weekend off to a good start.
Name one mistake you made early in your career and how you learned from it? I have made several mistakes throughout my career and what I learned early on was to understand why the mistake was made and to move on and not dwell on it.