Do you ever wonder who's behind our townhomes?
EYA is celebrating 20 years in business this year and we thought it was time to introduce some of the folks who make it all possible!
First up is Brad Hofford. If you're an original owner at Old Town Commons, Clarendon Park or Centerpointe (to name a few), chances are you already know Brad. He, like each of our construction managers, is very visible on the job and interacts with many of our homeowners. Meet Brad.
Current role: Senior Construction Manager at Old Town Commons
First role: Senior Project Manager
At EYA for: 17 years
Education/Training: Virginia Tech, BS in Building Construction
What makes EYA unique or special compared to your work experience elsewhere?
I’ve obviously been here long enough to reflect on the fact that I have a great job. The excitement that drives a person to get to work and take control of so many moving parts and people is tremendous, but very few can make a career out of it and enjoy it as much as I do. A few of the things that set EYA apart: Never a dull moment, with interesting design characteristics that put a distinct signature on our product; involvement in making important decisions; interfacing with good quality people; and being part of the Big Picture.
Do you have any interesting / impressive job site stories?
I also solely managed and completed Clarendon Park three to four months ahead of schedule. On the interesting side, I built a townhouse for a U.S. Senator, which included a weekly visit with his entourage.
What’s your best piece of advice when it comes to work?
Be extremely firm, but always fair.
What element(s) of an EYA home would you like to recreate in your own home?
Our attention to detail is impeccable. I applied that same level of detail when I built my own home in 2005.
Let’s say you have a second home. Where and what would it be?
Not picky but near water… (Stream, river, ocean).
Do you have a special place you like to vacation?
Warm weather, for sure... Standing in a stream fishing, a river kayaking, and the ocean sunbathing.
What are you personal interests / hobbies?
Kayaking, fishing, harmonica, woodworking.
What’s your favorite coffee/food joint in the neighborhood where you’re now working?
I just came off a job at Mosaic District in Fairfax, where it was definitely Panera @ 5:30 AM for my morning coffee.
Stay tuned next month for another EYA employee profile!