Interviews with Hensel Phelps’ Active Duty and Reserve Military Members

Saturday May 20, 2023

Hensel Phelps is proud to support the ongoing commitments of our National Guard and Reserve employees. Similar to construction, there is always a need to refresh skills and have up-to-date safety information. Hensel Phelps supports these employees during training and deployments and is proud to welcome them home and work with them to transition back to the jobsite when their deployment ends. Learn more from our active and reserve military members.

Johnny French, National Guard

Field Engineer, Northern California Region

How has your military experience helped you at Hensel Phelps?

The military has helped shape who I am. They instilled in me to always be better than I was yesterday and to give 100% effort in everything I do. They’ve instilled discipline and problem solving which has helped me immensely working here at Hensel Phelps.

Thomas Williams, Air Force

Intern, Southwest Region

How has your military experience helped you at Hensel Phelps?

It has provided me with the capability to focus, bear down and succeed in an ever-changing environment. In aircraft maintenance we have a saying, “flexibility is the key to air power.” Your plans will always have challenges, but with a little flexibility and a desire to succeed; challenges become teaching moments and opportunities for ingenuity.

Deicy Acosta, National Guard

Office Engineer, Northern California Region

How has Hensel Phelps supported the transition away and upon return?

Hensel Phelps has been very understanding and supportive when I need to take time for military training.  

Dustin Sack, Army Reserves

Field Engineer, Southwest Region

In a typical training cycle, what is your time commitment?

In person, I’m at my unit about three days a month. Sometimes more, sometimes less. Every year, we also do about two weeks straight to catch up on all the things that we couldn’t get done, as far as training or sending our soldiers to specialty schools.

Kyle Jones, National Guard

Field Engineer, Southwest Region

How has your military experience helped you at Hensel Phelps?

My military experience has helped my ability to communicate better with the coworkers, trade partners and owners that I interact with. My experience has also helped me get along with people even if we have drastically different backgrounds.