School: College of the Canyons
Major: Music composition
Company: Tg carpentry
Internship from August 5, 2012 — January 20, 2016
My name is Tyler Gibbons and I started doing some type of construction work since 13 years old always love building stuff when I was young using Legos connects all different sorts of building materials. I join Six Flags Magic Mountain in California as a entertainment Tech then after one year I started building with carpentry building all Six Flags Fright Fest mazes i left Six Flags due to no raise review and got a job with a construction contractor call Covington Framing and construction and he taught me how to build decks fences gazebos exedra for 4 years I’m currently in the process of getting my license on September 19th 2016 I will go take my test for the first time and I wanted to do construction internship because I always end up learning more and do things currently I know how to do plumbing, electrical, carpentry, Roofing, framing, and fine finish carpentry
What results did you achieve on the internship, and how did you exceed the company's expectations for your role?
In the process of working with a contractor (my internship)I achieved four years of experience and currently in the process of getting my license for rough Framing and carpentry and I have also built a company all by myself call “TG carpentry and construction” I have grown in the matter of three years to a five-star business and constantly busy with work. all my customers are excited and ecstatic by my work ,my company gives a 100% satisfaction guarantee to all customers I have learned this all from the contractor I worked with he helped me get my company started.big thanks to him but I’m currently not working for him anymore as my company has taken off
What did you learn in this internship that will affect your life in a positive way?
I have learned how to Running Company in construction from doing bids 2 material pricing and count 2 life situations how to deal with them while owning a company patients with customer and how to do great work as a Craftsman and not to take shortcuts because shortcuts always will get you called back. The contractor did I interned with taught me more than just Construction he taught me how get through life looking at it in a positive way and always taking the best at everything there is no shortcuts with carpentry in there’s also no shortcuts in life he was more of a mentor to me then a boss
How were you involved with safety and/or quality during your internship, and how did that change your perspective on construction?
Safety and quality definitely came in roll with my internship with carpentry. Because as a carpenter you use me and dangerous tools safety was a big thing with my boss as one using a saw can definitely cut limbs off so you must think and take your time about what you doing 2 getting injured on a job affect more than just yourself it affects the company work for and the customer’s house you’re working at. Also quality was a huge deal with my boss AZ he gave great quality work for a great price as I do with my company. Quality is a huge part about Construction because you will not make it if you don’t have quality you’ll just be another Construction Company without work you must separate yourself from those other companies the question always is what makes you different from all other companies my answer is quality not quantity
After reviewing www.IBuildAmerica.com, tell us what I Build America means to you?
Ibuild America means to be a person in construction that helps make America what it is today. For instance me as a carpenter have a future in construction because I do quality work and own a company so therefore I am help helping build America $0.01 one deck 1 house frame at a time. Building America is more than just me it’s my future as a builder or contractor because my company will grow later on and I will be America one project one job at a time construction is a big deal for America because what we build will be there 30 40 50 years from now if it wasn’t for construction workers would probably be flat land living in huts construction is a big deal for America I’m proud to say that I am apart or will be a part of building in America