As a detailer, Rick Morrissey’s job consists mostly of translating design drawings and sketches into collaborative CAD/BIM software for use in fabricating sheet metal components. And, as a Project Manager, he coordinates with the Estimating Department to make projected cost guidelines a reality.
Rick’s relationship with Barnes & Dodge began more than 25 years ago, when he was an apprentice learning the trade from the bottom up. He started out in the shop for the first half of his career, then moved into the front office and started learning the ins and outs of detailing.
Rick likes working at Barnes & Dodge. The work itself is challenging but rewarding in a way you don’t find in other careers: “It’s a good feeling to drive around and see your work out there.” Signature projects include the Great Mall of the Great Plains, Bank of America Data Center, and Sporting KC Stadium.
The long-term relationship Rick has with many of his coworkers echoes the client relationships built by Barnes & Dodge over the years. Workforce continuity increases efficiency and leads to savings in terms of both time and cost investment. This is exactly the same way Barnes & Dodge feels about maintaining customer relationships. Continuity breeds confidence, which accounts for the company’s high rate of repeat business.
Despite the economic challenges similar companies have faced in recent times, Barnes & Dodge weathered the storm better than most, a fact Rick attributes largely to the workers themselves. “When you’ve got good people who do great work, the rest just falls into place.”