Jack Duvall: Decades of Dedication

Most people stay with the same employer for four or five years, and if they make it to 10 or 15 years, they are considered to have devoted a large portion of their life to the business. At Gray, we have several team members who have dedicated 10, 20, and 30+ years to making a difference in people’s lives by creating unforgettable customer experiences and great projects here at Gray. Jack Duvall is one of those long-tenured team members, and he is celebrating 35 years with Gray this month!

Name: Jack Duvall
Title: Senior Site Manager
Tenure: 35 years
Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, boating, and shooting clay targets.
Motto: “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”

 

We spoke with Jack about his time at Gray, some of the lessons learned, as well as many of the changes he has seen in his time here.

 

What’s your favorite part about being a member of the Gray team?

 

“Always having a new adventure. Each job, and sometimes each day, has something new waiting for you.”

 

What’s your fondest memory since being part of the Gray Family?

 

“Looking back, I think about all the great people I had a chance to work with. Whether they were from Gray, sub-contractors, or owners, I got to work with good people.”

 

Since your time at Gray, how has the company seen positive growth and change?

 

“Gray is open to new challenges and has always been willing to take on the toughest projects. That helps build better skilled managers and bigger projects, then along comes growth. Gray has also committed to the Food & Beverage market and has seen fast and furious growth there.”

 

In one word, how would you describe Gray?

 

“Outstanding.”

Duvall on one of his earlier Gray jobsites.

Duvall has been instrumental in executing many successful projects for Gray including a new manufacturing facility for Caterpillar, state-of-the-art kitchens for Champion Petfoods, and an integrated paper mill for Sofidel.

 

If you would like insight into life at Gray and opportunities to join the team, please visit https://www.gray.com/careers/.

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