Meet Construction Administrator Jeff Hess

Samantha Boeck
Director of Talent Engagement
April 29, 2022

With an optimistic perspective and personal growth mind-set, Jeff Hess is a hardworking Construction Administrator who encourages ISG’s spirit of collaboration and teamwork. Read on to learn more about how Jeff’s childhood on the farm has influenced his personal and professional path.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

I enjoy working with new people and on a wide variety of projects. Additionally, providing a service or a product to a satisfied customer is very rewarding.

What has been the most interesting project you have worked on at ISG?

The Cedar Avenue streetscape project in Owatonna—almost every scope of work was involved with this project, and it was exciting to be a part of it.

Who or what has had a significant influence on your career path and in what way?

A few things come to mind:

First and foremost—my father. Growing up on a farm, work was a way of life. And hard work always pays off. My dad always told me to never sell myself short and to learn something new every day. I have tried to live up to that statement in any path I have been on. I have learned that one is never done learning and should always be open to new opportunities or a different way of doing things. This mindset helps me continuously grow both professionally and personally.

Secondly, working here at ISG has positively influenced my career. I have a great network to reach out to, and everyone I have met has their arms wide open, ready to help out. If someone doesn’t know the answer, we find it together. TEAMWORK is the glue that keeps ISG moving forward.

What do you like most about working in construction administration?

I enjoy being outside, working with contractors and the people in each community. With a farming background, I learned to be a quick thinker and adapt to many different situations. It’s no different on a construction site. Things don’t always go as planned, and adjustments need to be made. I like having the ability to adapt, be a quick thinker, and be “hands on” when making those changes.

How do you spend your free time?

In my free time you will find me in the shop, working on a wide range of projects. I enjoy spending time with my friends, family, and my bulldog Kali. Whether at the campground or out on an ATV trail, in the middle of nowhere, I love being outside. Although I have officially hung up my racing helmet, I enjoy spending time at the races. Both Motocross and Snocross were a huge part of my life.

Where is your favorite vacation spot and why? In relation, where is your dream vacation?

I enjoy my annual trip to northern Wisconsin, where I go four-wheeling with friends. Dream vacation? I think it would be amazing to take the 15-day Alaskan cruise through the Inside Passage and see the glaciers.

How do you leverage your positive energy and WOO StrenthsFinger strength?

Positivity: When things don’t go as planned, I have the ability to look at the positive side of things and not let the negative things get me down.

Woo: Meeting new people is always filled with new opportunities or situations to learn from.

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