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Featured Foreman: Jon Desens

Our team of professionals is what makes Hewitt Young Electric not only a fun and exciting place to work, but they create the fabric of our well-knit family atmosphere, who are dedicated to providing you with exceptional electrical services.

This month we are featuring our very own: Jon Desens.

  • What is your role at Hewitt Young Electric?

At Hewitt Young, I am a Foreman.

  • How long have you been with Hewitt Young?

I have been employed at Hewitt Young for about a year.

  • What do you like most about your job?

I find great personal satisfaction in building things. I still get excited when a project gets completed and I can say, “I made that happen.”

  • What do you enjoy most about working at Hewitt Young?

I love the sense of “team” or “esprit de corps.” I feel like everyone I’ve worked with so far, from the shop, down to apprentices in the field are working towards the same goal.

  • Why do you think customers do business with us?

I believe customers do business with us because we build it right, and we have a great team.

  • How do you define success?

I believe is setting a goal, and then accomplishing that goal.

  • What do you like to do outside of work?

I like spending time with family. I also like to build things like motorcycles and go-karts. I built an electric go-kart for my son last year!

  • What has been your favorite project at Hewitt Young?

I have only been on a few so far, but the Emerson Solar Project this fall was great. It was interesting to work, we had a great crew, and it seemed to go smoothly.

  • If you could pick one theme for Hewitt Young to turn into a book about the company what would it be?

If we were to write a book about Hewitt Young it would be about building a team with great people.

  • What is on your wish list for the next 10 years with Hewitt Young?

When our company name is mentioned, I would like the first reaction to be, “They are a class act!”

  • What is your favorite line from any movie?

“May the force be with you!” – Star Wars!

  • If you had one meal to eat for the rest of your life what would it be?

If I could only eat one meal for the rest of my life it would be a trashplate. I have lived 20 years of my life away from the Rochester area, and I can’t get enough of it now that I am back. I love the cheeseburgers, mac salad, and potatoes!

  • Is the glass half empty or half full?

Half full – preferable with Three Heads Brewery’s Rochestefarian Wee Havey Ale…