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David DeGraaf Operations

David DeGraaf Operations

What is your role with SOLV? Operations and management of Three Peaks solar and the other nine sites here in southern Utah. 

Why do you think people like working at SRE/SOLV? We are given a job and aloud to do it. Good people to work around. We are paid well for the work we do. We got an email from George Hershman, our General Manager, about the fires that were taking place in San Diego County. That was impressive to me and showed that the leadership in the company really cares about us as people and our families. That would be in my mind the number one reason people like working here. We feel we are of value and we have value to give to the other people in the company and the clients we serve.

What was the most unexpectedly interesting place you’ve traveled to for work? I had never been to Florida and it was awesome to fly over and do a training there. We didn’t have a lot of time to look around but it was cool to see the white beaches. We took water bottles and filled them with the white sand to take home and show the kids.

What motivates you to succeed? I have always felt a strong desire to do well just to do well. But my family is a big motivator and other people who depend on me.

What was your dream job when you were growing up? It has always been to work with my hands. Fix thing and build. I can’t remember ever being set on one occupation other than being a Dad. I just like to serve people. 

What’s one of your favorite phrases or quotes? If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got. AND No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care. 

The best part of waking up is? Another chance to try and do it better.