Rance Bess is both an oldie and a newbie when it comes to working at Sunroc.
At the young age of 16, Rance got his start in the construction industry running equipment. He learned to love his role in the field along with the people he worked with and the projects he worked on.
For the majority of his 30-year career, Rance utilized his construction expertise working for the same company, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT). After retiring from UDOT and feeling as though he had more work to do, he decided to take a chance with Sunroc.
Rance’s son-in-law worked for the company, and he was familiar with it for many years through his work at UDOT. He wanted to see where Sunroc could take his extended career.
“The thing I love most about the construction industry is how you feel when you are able to complete a job,” Rance said. “When you think about the infrastructure we build, it makes you feel good that you are able to help out the whole country by completing a roadway or other buildings. It makes you feel like you are a part of a community.”
That feeling is exemplified in the mission statement of Sunroc: Building a Better Community.
Even though he’s only been with the company for eight months, Rance has enjoyed his time at Sunroc working as an equipment operator and small equipment transporter and loves feeling valued as an employee.
“I love working for Sunroc because they take care of their employees quite well,” Rance said. “Everybody seems to get along. I also love the diversity of the jobs we do. It’s not just the same thing over and over. I really appreciate everything they’ve had to offer me in my short time with the company.”