At Raymond, we have some outstanding employees, so we decided to feature them on our blog. We’d like to highlight Director of Prefabrication Scott Ross. Scott oversees all aspects of Raymond’s prefabrication operations, managing the drawing process, shop production, and coordination with field installation. Scott brings 20 years of experience in the industry to his position, having worked as a carpenter, draftsman, and project manager. Scott is passionate about advancing prefabrication within the industry and actively participates in various organizations, like the Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry (AWCI). He also presents for high school and college students at the East Career Technical Academy of Las Vegas and Southeast Career Technical Academy of Las Vegas. He is currently an Executive Member of Sto Panel Technology.
Scott is motivated by how prefabrication can be used to solve challenges like complex design and fast schedules. One recent project that Scott worked on is the Circa Resort & Casino in downtown Las Vegas. Raymond prefabricated the front of house ceiling systems, which included multistep soffits and amoeba shaped ceiling panels. Prefabricating the ceiling panels shortened the project’s tight schedule, allowing the casino to open to the public nine weeks early.
What inspires you? My family.
What does a typical day look like for you? I start the day at 4AM with a workout, and end the day playing with my kids.
What brought you into the construction industry? Legos at a very early age.
What do you like most about working in construction? Driving down the street and seeing a project I worked on and showing my family/friends.
Three words to describe Raymond: Family, exciting, integrity.
What is the best advice anyone ever gave you? Own your mistakes.
What advice do you have for those beginning in the construction industry? Listen and learn.
What do you like doing when you’re not at work? Woodworking, cooking, and going to the shooting range.
What’s one thing you couldn’t live without? My recliner.
What is the best place you have traveled to and why? Rome. I was able to see the real buildings that some of the jobs I have worked on were themed upon.
What meal could you eat every day? Steak, potatoes, and corn.
What is something most people don’t know about you? I was born and raised in a small town (300 people) in Montana.