When Tommy Sebourn goes to work each morning, he generally has a smile on his face, regardless of the hour. At almost 36 years of age, Tommy is on top of the world, surrounded by family and working at a job he loves.
When he was younger, Tommy worked construction, but then left the field to work for a time at a landfill. But around 4 years ago, a friend told him about Garrett Excavating, so Tommy made an appointment and sat down to visit with Grant Garrett about a job.
Since that day, Tommy hasn’t looked back.
“The Garrett family, they’re all really good people,” Tommy said. “They believe in giving a person a chance and letting them show what they can do. They’re really good about that, and they’re good to work for.”
Although he started out spotting trucks, Tommy said he has learned a great many things about construction and specialty excavating, and has worked in a variety of different jobs over the past four years.
“I never wanted to be a one-trick pony,” he said of his curiosity and eagerness to learn new skills. “I just want to do whatever is needed.”
In addition to learning new skills, he has learned methods to enhance skills he already possessed, oftentimes with fellow crew members stepping up to show him a better way to do one task or another.
“People are real good about that here. Everyone looks out for each other. And even when you think you know how to do something, somebody can always show you how to do it better,” said Tommy. Tommy lives in Sherwood with his wife, son, and three step-children. Even as young as he is, however, Tommy said he has 7 grandchildren, and said the family is close-knit.
“We spend a lot of time together, and enjoy each other’s company,” he said.
Although he lives in Sherwood, Tommy commutes to different parts of the state, depending upon where he is assigned.
Yeah, I’ve worked in Conway, I’ve worked in Hot Springs, I’ve worked in Little Rock, I’ve worked all over,” he said, and said the sometimes long hours don’t bother him either.
“No, it doesn’t bother me at all to work until 6 or 7 in the evening. The way traffic has gotten, when I work that late, I can just drive straight home without worrying about all the traffic.”
In the 4 years he has been on the job, Tommy said Garrett has experienced rapid growth, transforming from a mid-sized company when he arrived, to one of the larger construction players in the area.
“When I started, they had maybe 100 employees, but they’ve grown a lot, a whole lot, and I like being a part of something like this,” Tommy said. “The way they’re going, they’re going to take over the dirt game.”
Which suits Tommy just fine.
“The Garrett’s are truly good people. I’m lucky to work for someone like them,” he said. “People who believe in people, and believe in giving folks a chance to show what they can contribute.”
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