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until they closed their Doors in 2014. The timing was perfect as my old Sales Manager position at Rinker Materials had just become available and made for an easy transition back. I am currently the South Florida Sales Manager. Why you are in the underground utility business and how did you get started? HUNSICKER: My Grandfather, Uncle and Father were all in the Utility Construction business in the Philadelphia, PA area. One of their High Profile jobs was the installation of a series of Watertight lift station after the Wilkes Barre, PA floods. My father took a position with Intercounty Construction Co, and we moved to Ft. Lauderdale in 1963. The President Mike Marinelli of Intercounty was one of the Founding Fathers of NUCA National. From the age of 9 till when my Father passed away when I was 13, I constantly rode jobs with him. The Summer I turned 16 I started working for Webb General Contracting(UCA Member) as a Pipelayer. I worked Summer, Christmas and Easter breaks all thru College. It was my Position as Director of Construction with CAS that I realized I wanted to go into the Utility and Land Development Construction industry rather than Engineering. It was with Rinker Materials and US Concrete Pipe Co that I realized I preferred RCP/Rigid Pipe over Flexible. I enjoy serving on the Local, State and National NUCA Boards as away to give back to the Industry I love. What was your first job? HUNSICKER: At age 9 my Brother and I had B&R Lawn Service(logo magic marked on our TShirts) towing a lawnmower behind my bicycle. We charged $2.50 a cut and my Father took 50cents from every cut for gas and wear and tear. What are you currently reading? HUNSICKER: The Purpose Driven Life. What is your favorite movie? HUNSICKER Unfaithful because he’s in Mexico. What are your hobbies or interests outside of work? HUNSICKER: Golf & walking. If you could have dinner with anyone, living or deceased, who would it be and why? HUNSICKER: My father so he could see I followed in his footsteps. Do you have any pets? HUNSICKER: Stray cat I feed. What is the one thing about you no one would guess? HUNSICKER: I’m highly claustrophobic. What is the first concert you attended? HUNSICKER: Poco and America. • • • JANUARY 2018 • DITCHMEN 9