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Over the years, you become proud of the changes you've gone through. You're proud of the jobs you do, the challenges you overcame and the scope of your work.

But perhaps most of all, you're proud of your team. 

It can be easy to lose sight of the fact that all these individuals coming together is the reason you have job opportunities to begin with, and it's not just because of the senior superintendents and the group leaders. It's because of everyone in the field – the foremen, tradesmen, those in the warehouse and everyone in between.

Our company wouldn't excel at its projects without those team members, so as part of our Pepper Indiana 25th anniversary, we're recognizing them with Fridays in the Field.

On the first Friday each month now through August, we'll highlight a field team member or a topic of interest relating to their work on the Pepper blog.

As one of Pepper Indiana's founding employees, I've seen a lot of changes in the company and industry over the years. Twenty-five years for Indiana and 90 years for Pepper Construction Group are major milestones, so it makes sense to recognize people who have helped build our success.

You're respected when you're in the field, even if that appreciation isn't always on display. Fridays in the Field is just one way to share those stories and show the field's importance.

I've worked on a lot of jobs with a lot of people during my time here. Some have been large endeavors like Eskenazi Hospital and IKEA, while others have been small projects like churches. No matter the size of the project, though, our people realize they're building more than a structure – they're building relationships and trust.

We inspire a shared vision, and we have the autonomy to work together to meet the needs of our clients. It's satisfying to know that group members are moving toward the same goal; when everyone's rowing in the same direction, it makes even the tough times better.

The work they do every day matters. It's time for us to celebrate their contributions to Pepper's legacy.

About the Author

Quentin Young

Quentin YoungGroup Superintendent, Indiana

Quentin Young is one of Pepper Indiana's founding employees with 37 years of industry experience. He has led the field operations on some of Pepper's largest projects, including the $754 million Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital and Eskenazi Health Campus. As group superintendent, Quentin leads Pepper Indiana's field operations, chairs the field operations committee and oversees coaching and training of field employees, including the Field Leadership Development Program. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is Green Advantage certified.