At BIG RED DOG, we know that our staff is the driving force behind our success. For this week’s staff spotlight, we’d like you to meet Vito Trupiano, P.E.. Vito is a Team Leader with our Hospitality group in Austin, and he joined our team in April 2017. You can learn all about him below!
Where are you originally from and where did you go to school? I’m from Naples, Florida and graduated from the University of Central Florida (UCF)
Who or what inspires you? People who are passionate about what they do.
What’s your favorite place to eat in your hometown? Ayara Sushi
Describe your ideal vacation. A trip to the mountains (skiing or hiking) with friends
What would be impossible for you to give up? Friends, family, and home made pasta sauce
Who is your favorite sports team? UCF Knights Football
Tell us something interesting about you. There are way too many Vito’s in my family. There are 6 Vito’s on my dad’s side of the family, and there are several more on my mom’s side.
Everyone at BIG RED DOG has a story about why they joined the team. What’s yours? I joined the team at BRD because of the company’s unique culture, the opportunity to take on additional responsibility and new challenges, and also to work with a close friend and fellow (UCF) Knight. I am looking forward to working on some of the exciting projects we have in the works.
What drew you to the engineering field? I enjoy working with teammates and other parties to solve complex problems.
What types of projects have you worked on? Commercial, Small Healthcare, Retail
Are you in any professional organizations? I am a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), Real Estate Council of Austin (RECA), and an alumnus of the 2016 RECA Leadership Development Council (LDC) class.
What do you like to do in your free time? I enjoy fitness, outdoors, music shows, trying new restaurants, traveling, and spending time with family and friends in the process.