Grade Tech is proud to welcome Justin Hughes, Laborer, to the team. A skilled welder, Justin came to Grade Tech to learn a new skill and a new trade. 

“We’re always looking for guys like Justin here at Grade Tech,” said Rory. “Justin came in with a desire to learn and develop new skills in a new trade. He’s willing to work hard and take direction from the guys on his team—the sky’s the limit for a guy like Justin.”

Justin discovered welding in high school and, by the time he was 14 or 15 years old, had developed his skills in the trade. After high school, the Utah native spent 3 years in North Dakota doing welding for oil field companies.

Missing his family, he returned home to Utah. After a short stint working for a local pharmacy, he resumed his work in the welding trade and continued for nearly 5 years. Feeling stagnant and bored, he went looking for a new challenge and found Grade Tech.

“I get bored with complacency,” Justin explained. There is always something else to learn and working in any trade has always been intriguing to me. I like to learn something new every day and this job is giving me that opportunity.”

Justin is learning the ropes, and says that it is a challenge to learn and keep up with the fast pace—but he welcomes the challenge. “I have never done dirt work before, this is a whole new trade for me,” he said. “But you have to be willing to accept the fact that you don’t know anything and be willing to learn something new every day—whether it is the job itself, something specific at a job site, or the trade. There is always something new to figure out and I like it that way. The opportunities are endless if you are willing to learn!”

When he’s not on the job, Justin enjoys spending time with his family, including two older sisters, a younger brother, 3 nieces, 6 nephews, and a “slew of bonus nieces and nephews.” He also enjoys all things related to cars (working on cars, driving, and building/modding cars), playing games on his computer, and building new computer systems.

Please join us in welcoming Justin to the Grade Tech team!