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Massachusetts Secretary of Labor, Rosalin Acosta, and Soep Painting President, Matt Soep.
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How long have you worked at Soep?
12 years

What do you feel is unique about working at Soep?
The family atmosphere, the positive vibes, and the belief that we have in one another to accomplish our goals.

How is your role critical to the strategic vision and success of Soep?
It is vital that Soep has the highest skilled, most knowledgeable, and confident team members working on our projects. One of my core responsibilities is directing talent and man power to our jobs; if we don't have the best workers assigned to the appropriate projects then I am not doing my job.

What is the most satisfying aspect of your job?
What I find most satisfying about my job is finding solutions for the challenges we face, both on a project-by-project basis and in how we build the company for the future.

When I’m not at work, you’ll find me…
When I’m not at work during summer I’m definitely on a golf course. During winter I’m either in a hockey rink or on a mountain skiing. No matter the season I’m always with my family.

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How long have you worked at Soep?
17 years

How is your role critical to the strategic vision and success of Soep?
I provide experience-based and very detailed estimates for both our Painting Corp and our Specialty Services Group. I also support and mentor our more junior estimators.

What is the most satisfying aspect of your job?
When a well-executed plan comes together. I take great pleasure in turning a set of drawings into an estimate that helps us win a job. From there we turn it over to project management where they excel at delivering quality results using the most efficient methods possible.

Finish the sentence.
When I’m not at work, you’ll find me… in motion with my two sons – maintaining my house, street cycling, mountain biking, motorcycling, kayaking, at the range, or lifting weights.

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How long have you worked at Soep?
20 years
What do you feel is unique about working at Soep?
I love working with the people at Soep Painting. We have a talented group and we work well together.
How is your role critical to the strategic vision and success of Soep?
Part of my job is that I am responsible for submitting pre-qualifications for the company so we are in a position to bid on projects with different general contractors and the state. Without these proper submissions we wouldn't be able to bid on, and win, so many of the amazing projects that come our way.
Which of Soep’s Core Values do you feel is the most critical to the company’s success?
Teamwork, it is important that we all work well together to the get job done. Everyone has an important job that helps us get to our goal.
When I’m not at work, you’ll find me…
Spending time with my family and friends, gardening and working on my hobbies.

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How long have you worked at Soep?
Almost 20 years.

What do you feel is unique about working at Soep?
What I feel is unique about working at Soep is the company really cares about everyone that works for the company. You are not just a name. It is a give-give company, you get back what you put into it.

How is your role critical to the strategic vision and success of Soep?
I feel like my role is one of the most difficult roles. I’m responsible for many things. I need to put the right guys and the appropriate number of guys on every project I supervise. I need to make sure the jobs have everything they need for that project, and I need to constantly communicate with the office and the field guys. I am also responsible for finding new talent, which is important because it is the only way we can get stronger and grow as a company.

Which of Soep’s Core Values do you feel is the most critical to the company’s success?
I feel like all six of the core values are important for us to succeed as a company. We have to be the best to stand out and these core values set us apart! I strive to be the best at anything and everything I do.

When I’m not at work, you’ll find me… helping other people out or working on the house or vehicles, I’m usually working on something.

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How long have you worked at Soep?
32 years.

What do you feel is unique about working at Soep?
Our ability to handle many different aspects of the finishing trade truly sets us apart. There are not many other companies like Soep. We also pride ourselves on reliability, our team is entirely focused on operating efficiently and delivering unmatched results.

What is the most memorable project you’ve been involved with at Soep?
The Boston Harbor Hotel and Rowes Wharf, which was one of our first million-dollar projects. Those buildings continue to look amazing and they've become Boston landmarks.

Finish the sentence.
When I’m not at work, you’ll find me… on the golf course and with family.

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