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November 15, 2017  •  Member Profile

Employee Spotlight

Hans Bauer, Project Manager

What is your background? How did you get into home building and why?

I grew up around construction. My step father was a builder, and my uncle is an architect, so I have always been around building and design. After graduating from the University of Tennessee I tried a couple other things, but nothing really stuck. A few years ago, I was living in Atlanta and working in freight logistics when I was contacted about an opportunity to move home to Memphis and take a job in construction project management. I scheduled the interview and the rest is history.

What is the best part of your job? Hardest?

My favorite part of my job is finding solutions to the little issues that arise on a day to day basis. There are usually plenty of bumps in the road in this business, but its all worth it when you finish with a project that you can be proud of.  The hardest part is making sure that every aspect of a project is tracked and documented. Our custom jobs can involve hundreds of little details, but it is those details that sets our work apart, so it is incredibly important to stay organized.

Favorite house style? Build new or renovate old?

Having grown up in old houses in midtown, I would have to say that I prefer working on renovations of old houses, but I really just enjoy any project where I get to work with good people on interesting designs.

Dream job if you weren’t managing home remodels?

I would have to say that the ultimate dream job would be starting shooting guard for the Memphis Grizzlies.

Best way to spend a Saturday?

My ideal Saturday involves being outside by a body of water with good company, delicious food, and cold beverages.

Family? Hobbies?

I just recently got engaged so I think planning for the wedding and honeymoon will be the only hobby I will have time for over the next year or so. My fiancé and I live in Cooper Young with our two dogs, Grover and Penny. When I do have a little free time, I enjoy playing disc golf or riding my bike around midtown and downtown.

If you could only listen to 5 bands/artists for the rest of your life, who would they be?

Foo Fighters, Yeasayer, Zac Brown, Family and Friends, and The Beatles

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