SSRG would not be the company it is today without its incredible staff. Each month we highlight one member from our team with a Q&A session. This month, get to know Superintendent Jim Knasel, who has been with the company for more than 8 years. He specializes in the masonry division, and is currently part of the Post Office renovations in downtown Cincinnati. WHAT IS YOUR PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY? Work hard even when nobody’s watching. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ASPECT OF WORKING AT SSRG? The people, and the unique projects we get to do. WHAT WOULD YOU DO (FOR A CAREER) IF YOU WEREN’T DOING THIS? Flip houses. TELL US SOMETHING THAT MIGHT SURPRISE US ABOUT YOU. I was very shy & backward person until my wife, Shirley, broke me of that. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PROJECT THAT YOU’VE BEEN A PART OF? Old St George / Crossroads. Great crew, great project start to finish. WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO ON YOUR DAYS OFF? Spend time with family. WHAT HAS CHANGED THE MOST IN THE INDUSTRY ACROSS YOUR CAREER? Technology and skilled personnel. WHAT WOULD BE THE TITLE OF YOUR AUTOBIOGRAPHY? OB, one of the many nicknames given to me by coworkers. WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO A NEW HIRE? Always show up, never give up, learn all you can, and by all means, listen.