This edition of our Staff Spotlight series introduces us to Eric Beals, P.E., a Team Leader in San Antonio who joined our team in 2018. At BIG RED DOG, we like to put the spotlight on our team members that make our organization entrepreneurial, creative, and leaders in our markets. Learn more about him below!
Hi Eric! Tell us a little bit about where you’re from and where you went to school. I’m originally from Owasso, Oklahoma. I attended the University of Texas at San Antonio where I earned my Bachelors of Science degree in Civil Engineering.
What drew you to the engineering field? I originally started out in Mechanical Engineering – I wanted to design motorcycles or work in the automotive industry. During school I got to explore a broad range of all of the engineering disciplines and realized I really enjoyed civil engineering and construction more.
Where’s your favorite place to eat in your hometown? That would be El Tequila Cocina Mexicana. It’s unbelievable that a Mexican restaurant in a small town in Oklahoma beats any I’ve been to in San Antonio.
What do you like to do in your free time? Have you read any good books lately? I have never enjoyed reading for pleasure… I cant sit still long enough! In my free time, I coach my two boys in football and baseball. If there is any time left I enjoy working outside.
When you have time to travel, what does your ideal vacation look like? Either sitting on a beach with a drink in my hand, or snowboarding in the mountains.
Any interesting facts about yourself that you’d like to share? I’m a certified Harley Davidson technician.
Everyone at BIG RED DOG has a story about why they joined the team. What’s yours? Every time I was reading engineering related news, BIG RED DOG was front and center with a new exciting project. BIG RED DOG is excelling in name recognition and marketing. I wanted to be on a team where I had the opportunity to work on exciting projects. BIG RED DOG employees love working here and it reflects in the community, and I wanted to be a part of the company culture.
Thanks for your time, Eric. We’re certainly happy to have you on the team!