Meet the AFT Team
Mark Dawson – Superintendent
Up next in our Meet the AFT Team series is Mark Dawson. Mark is one of AFT Construction’s great superintendents, spending most days in the field managing our trades on-site. Originally from England, Mark has extensive experience in the construction industry on both the management side and cabinet making. Mark is approaching his one-year anniversary with AFT Construction and his work has primarily focused on the commercial side. Here’s more about Mark:
Name: Mark Dawson
Company Position: Superintendent
What does your role entail? Subcontractor scheduling, coordination and quality control on the jobsite.
Past Experience/Background: Construction management, supervision, cabinet maker/installer.
What do you enjoy about working in the construction industry? Every day is different, every day has a new challenge, constantly learning new things from all different trades. The most exciting element of construction for me is the creation of something new and seeing it develop from the design and plans to completion. It is such a satisfaction when the project is completed, and you can say to yourself, I helped build that.
What type of construction is your favorite? Commercial
What do you enjoy about working for AFT Construction? I like that we are a Team. I like that we can share ideas to make something better or more efficient, and I like that we do team building events.
What was your first job? Working on a farm.
Where were you born? Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England.
What advice would you give to someone who is considering a home remodel or building a new home? Choose AFT to be your general contractor!
Best advice you were ever given? Never underestimate the power of positive thinking!
Do you have any hidden talents? Yes, but they shall remain hidden.
When is the last time you climbed a tree? Last December to hang Christmas lights.
What is your favorite drink? Tea and craft beer
Are you usually early or late? Right on time
What age would you permanently be? 30
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius
Favorite movie: The Hangover/Halloween movies
Favorite TV show: Counting Cars/Fast and Loud
Favorite place you have traveled to? Cornwall, England
Where would you like to travel to? Dream vacation? Italy
What skill do you wish you would have learned? To play the saxophone.
Favorite holiday: HALLOWEEN
Favorite sports team: NFL- Patriots. Football (Premier League) -Liverpool FC
Favorite thing about living in Arizona: Awesome winter temperatures.
Favorite kind of birthday cake? Chocolate
Favorite food: Thanksgiving dinner
If you had a time machine, would you travel back in time or into the future? Back in time
If you had a time machine, would you travel back to meet your ancestors or into the future to meet your descendants? Ancestors
What is #1 on your bucket list? To eventually take my family on a trip back to England.