I started working for Georgia Automatic Sprinkler Co. in 1997. I guess you could say I’ve been here for 26 years but it’s actually closer to 26 and a half. In 1997 I started at the bottom of the food chain as a helper, but was able to make my way to foreman within a few short years. Before joining the fire sprinkler industry, I was a laborer for Roundtree Construction for a year and a half. The best part about working for G.A.S. is that I never have to worry about getting a full 40 hour work week and there are many opportunities for overtime. Even though I’ve been in the field for 26+ years, I still come across challenges. No one ever knows it all, yet I am consistently learning something new. In the next five years, I would like the opportunity to try my hand at doing inspections. If I had to give a new hire some advice on their first day, it would be this; this job is not as hard as it looks, be patient, pay attention, apply yourself, and you will have no issues working with GAS.