Nelson Melgares Garcia is a cement mason with Clark Concrete currently working on The Stacks, Phase 1 project. Read about his most memorable project and what he likes best about working in construction.
Tell us a little bit about your background.
I am from Santa Rosa de Lima, El Salvador. I am happily married and have two children.
How long have you been with Clark?
What made you want to pursue a career in construction?
It is the best pay that exists and has amazing benefits for its employees. We come to this country to work hard and keep pushing forward. Learning a trade allows us to make sure we have a steady income.
Did you have previous construction experience?
Joining Clark was my first time in the construction industry.
Tell us more about your current role.
As a cement mason, I fix any defects that could possibly appear on anything concrete related to the project.
What is your most memorable project?
St. Matthews Redevelopment, completed in 2018. I was a finisher mason during this project. I liked working on a church; the concept made it enjoyable. I also liked that the development included a condominium with unique features, such as a rooftop pool. By this point, I had already gotten the hang of working in construction and was getting good at my craft.
What is your proudest accomplishment?
I am proud that I still have so much energy to work in a challenging field like construction.
What is your favorite thing about working in construction?
The process of construction is fascinating to me. I like that we get to help others live a better life through the projects we build, which in turn allows us to live in a better world.
What is your favorite thing about working at Clark?
The benefits that we receive and the fact that Clark always has countless job opportunities.