Welcome: Wesley Hamilton
Meet Wesley Hamilton, the newest member of our Structural team in Columbia, MO!
Q: Tell us a bit about yourself...
Wesley: I grew up in a small town in north Missouri where I developed a love for hunting, fishing and playing sports. I met my wife, Audrey, in high school and we have been together ever since. In the fall of 2018, our daughter, Joella, was born and she is the best thing that has ever happened to me.
Q: Why did you want to become an Engineer?
Wesley: I was good at math and science in school and have always been fascinated by construction and knowing how things work, so structural engineering was a natural fit.
Q: Is there a project you've worked on thus far in your career that you're proudest of?
Wesley: I wouldn't say that there is a single project that I am most proud of because I treat each project as equally important. Each project that comes along is the most important project to a client, so I treat it as such. It is equally rewarding for me to save a homeowner $50,000 by avoiding foundation piers when determined unnecessary, as it is to have the opportunity to design a 500,000sqft building.
Q: If you could pick up a skill instantly, what would it be?
Wesley: If I could pick up any skill instantly it would be to be able to play an instrument. When I was younger, my parents tried to get me to take piano lessons and I refused. This is a decision I regret to this day.
Q: Do you play any sports?
Wesley: I enjoy playing football, basketball, tennis and volleyball. I don't get to play much anymore due to time restrictions and preferring to spend my free time with my daughter, who isn't old enough to play sports yet. I do currently coach high school football at Father Tolton Catholic High School, so that is how I currently get my sports fix.
Q: What was your first job?
Wesley: My first official job was sweeping the floor at a pellet company and mowing lawns. I came from a family with 6 kids and my parents made enough money to live on but nothing extra, which is perfectly fine. However, I knew very early on that if there was anything I wanted beyond what was needed to survive, I would have to earn it myself so I did whatever job I could find to make money.