Engineered Solutions wouldn’t be where it is today without the expertise and dedication of its amazing employees. We thought it was time to share just a little bit about these awesome employees who make up the core of our business. Enjoy these employee spotlights that focus on employees’ day-to-day jobs as well as their personal interests and home life.
Employee Spotlight: Joe Loudermilk
As Director of Commercial Operations, Joe Loudermilk came to Engineered Solutions of Georgia more than five years ago when he saw the company offered great opportunities to grow professionally. Though his career at ESOG has just taken off, Joe has more than two decades of experience in geotechnical and structural services, along with countless professional accreditations. Joe credits ESOG with challenging him to come up with solutions that he would not have experienced otherwise.
Joe’s expertise includes knowledge of the different soil characteristics found throughout the South, as well as the corresponding repair methods required. He’s also involved in R&D, quality control, employee management, purchasing and more. But when it comes down to it, the way Joe sees his complex job is quite simple: “My current role is to see through all of production until the job is completed,” he says.
When asked to describe his workplace, he says ESOG is dedicated, professional and fun. Day to day, Joe has no set schedule, but spends the majority of his time assisting the crews and performing office duties. And that flexibility is just what he loves about his job: “I like that I have freedom,” he says. “The owners trust that I will do my job.”
His favorite project at ESOG has been the Lincoln Energy Solutions project in Chattanooga, Tenn. The large commercial project required installing 943 piers to support five above-ground holding tanks as the dispensary increased its biodiesel holdings from 500,000 to 1.5 million gallons of fuel per week. With previous sinkhole activity on site, the piles had to be driven to bedrock to ensure zero movement should the soils disappear.
When it comes to balancing the demands of office like with family life, Joe credits his spouse. “I have a wonderful wife at home who takes care of the home duties, which allows me to focus on doing my best job at work,” Joe says.
In his free time, he loves spending time with his wife, four children and five grandchildren. You can find them racing cars and tuning in to sports, especially if it involves UGA football. It’s no surprise that his favorite vacation spot is Jacksonville, Fla., so he can cheer on the Bulldogs at the annual GA/FL game.
And here’s a unique tidbit that many of his co-workers may not know about Joe: He’s an ordained minister.