We’re extremely excited to be able to showcase Vincent McCroy (or Vinny as we all call him) in our latest Team Member Spotlight. Over the past few years at Mammoth, Vinny has been a direct reflection and a shining example for the overall mission of Mammoth Restoration. When Vinny started, it was clear that he fit many of Mammoth’s core-values of “G.R.A.T.I.T.U.D.E.”, however, he had very little professional experience in the restoration industry. Knowing that Vinny was “dependable”, “gritty”, and “empathetic” to our customers, we invested in him and his professional growth. Where Vinny separated himself is his drive to rise to the challenge. He worked diligently to learn the ins and outs of the restoration industry, becoming IICRC certified and drive some of the best customer feedback survey responses in the company. After a couple of short years, Vinny has climbed the ranks of a Mitigation Technician and is now the Mitigation Supervisor for our State College, PA branch as a whole.
We know.. we know.. “People get promoted every day right?”, you might be asking yourself “Why is this so special?” At Mammoth Restoration, “We believe in restoring PEOPLE as much as property and community.” (Learn more about our mission here) Vinny has taken all of the guidance along the way, feedback, and professional training opportunities to better himself in this industry and build himself a career instead of just another job. The best part about all of this — is that we know his growth is nowhere near complete. This Team Member Spotlight is going to be a good one to look back on in a few years to see where Vinny takes himself in our industry and hopefully within our company.
Please join us in thanking and celebrating Vinny for all of his hard work, dedication to himself, his teammates, and our customers by learning a little bit more about him and his thoughts on working with us.
How long have you been with Mammoth?
Two and a half years going on three!
What is your professional background prior to arriving at Mammoth?
I’ve been in the construction field since I’ve started working. Originally doing masonry work. My previous job before joining the mammoth team was a truck driver. I delivered, picked up, and coordinated scheduling with customers and our drivers.
What is your take on your career progression at Mammoth?
I couldn’t be happier with my progression here. My foot is always on the gas pedal. Blessed to be able to work with such a great group of talented people each day.
What would you share with a prospective team member about working at Mammoth?
Your career here is in your hands. If you want to grow and get promoted – you 100% can and will but it’s totally up to you. You have the support you need and don’t be afraid to fail.
Do you even lift?
I pick things up and put them down.
Tell us about your favorite hobby?
See the above haha. I love weight lifting and exercise in general. My father got me into bodybuilding when I was 14 and loved it ever since.
How would you describe Mammoth’s culture?
It’s a very team-oriented place. But a team that will challenge you and call you out on your BS!
I’m sure you’ve been asked, “What are your 5 and 10 year plans?” Can you describe where you see yourself in the next 5 to 10 years?
I see myself well established in my career, have a family, and buy a home here in State College.
The game of “Stump” has been a Mammoth Restoration Tradition at after-work get-togethers and team events; who do you think would win between Tim Haas and yourself in a game of Stump?
Wow thats a good question… But me of course. For a couple reasons. 1. Tim has a smaller hammer. 2. He is short a finger, it’s not much but it still puts me at an advantage.
Who do you admire? What makes them admirable?
My girlfriend Calista. I admire her for her work ethic and drive. She is the hardest working person I know. Full-time student as a STEM major and full-time Orangetheory coach. She sets goals for herself and just finds a way to make it happen.
What does being an A-Player mean to you?
An A-Player is someone who does their job, and does it to the expectation that’s required. Someone who does the right thing when no one is looking. You can trust an A-Player.
If you could be any superhero, who would you be and why?
I’d have to go with Iron Man. It would be pretty awesome to be able to fly and have insane strength and an indestructible suit. What’s even more appealing is that I could hide behind the mask and be your average citizen if I wanted to. Living two lives essentially.
Tell us something embarrassing that happened to one of your team members so that we can tell everyone else?
So one time on a job Mike and I were taking down a ceiling. Keep in mind all the demo was done in a containment chamber. After the demo Mike went to use the bathroom directly above. After his trip to the bathroom the homeowner wanted to check out the work that was done. (Now the three of us in the containment chamber) The homeowner with a sour face on says “oh my god, what is that smell’ And I was thinking the same thing. Not knowing that Mike completely demolished the poor ladies’ toilet about 60 seconds prior. I had to take one for the team and explain that trapped moisture can sometimes create a sulfur type of smell which will go away shortly. I made that up on the spot! Thank you Mike for a moment I will never forget.
What’s the best vacation you’ve been on?
Recently I went to Ft Lauderdale. It was my favorite vacation because I really got to decompress. Sometimes we put this pressure on ourselves to constantly be doing something since we are on vacation but this time we didn’t and really just let ourselves relax.
If you could give one piece of advice to your younger self, what would it be?
Give yourself more credit, know your worth and don’t take crap from anyone. You will be proud of the older you!
If you’re interested in working at Mammoth Restoration we’re always looking for “A-Players.”