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How long have you worked at Soep?
I have proudly worked at Soep Painting since 1991.

What do you feel is unique about working at Soep?
I feel the most unique aspect of Soep is our people, my co-workers. They are highly trained, skilled, and very knowledgeable on what it takes to get a job done in a timely and professional manner.

How is your role critical to the strategic vision and success of Soep?
I think every role in our company is vital. From our apprentices, who handle prepping, sanding drywall, etc. to the journeyman spraying, brushing and rolling, to our wallcovering guys hanging material, to the foreman overseeing it all, every role is critical.

What is the most memorable project you’ve been involved with at Soep?
One of the most memorable projects I was associated with was the Moakley Federal Courthouse at the Seaport in 1998. It was very challenging in that it was the first building to be built in the “new neighborhood." The building was erected with a stone in the lobby that has the name of each and every worker engraved on it. A very noteworthy tribute to all of us that will definitely last my lifetime and hopefully much longer.

What is the most satisfying aspect of your job?
It would have to be when the project is signed over to the owner. Taking it from scratch to the finished look with a thankful developer is a great feeling.

Which of Soep’s Core Values do you feel is the most critical to the company’s success?
All of our Core Values are important. But to me it would have to choose Team Player. Any successful project, organization, company or team needs all its members to be on the same page. Teamwork will make just about any job go smoother and definitely more enjoyable to work on!

Finish the sentence. When I’m not at work, you’ll find me…
When I am not at work, you will find me probably spending time with my family: my wife Jacqueline, daughter Lauren, and my son Nicholas. It’s enjoyable to me and so important. It balances my life immensely. Also, we can’t forget following the Red Sox intently. I see another World Series trophy added to their collection this October!! Go Sox!!!

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How long have you been working for Soep?
I started May 14th so just about five months now.

What did you do for work before coming to Soep?
I worked for a utility contractor in Boston as an accountant.

What is different about Soep than other places you have worked?
The first company I worked for was my first job out of school and was a much smaller and less inclusive office than what we have here. At Soep there is a very welcoming environment and everyone is genuinely friendly and helpful to one another.

What are your contributions like on a daily basis?
I work closely with the project managers to keep track of the time and materials that accumulate on their jobs. We regularly review all charges and verify that we're on budget for the applicable time periods. After that, I'm then responsible for billing out to the general contractors and then continuing the process throughout the life cycle of a project.

What is the most satisfying aspect of what you do?
I take pride in ensuring that the company is compensated for all the work happening out it the field. It's satisfying to see checks come in the door and know that a project or a milestone was completed.

Which one of Soep's Core Values speaks to you the most?
For me, it's all about being a Team Player. You can really feel that everyone here is working towards the same goal.

What are some of your interests outside of work?
I really enjoy golf and hockey. I'm not able to play as much hockey as I used to but I sometimes help a friend with the team he coaches. It's great to be out on the ice and working on some skills with the players.

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Todd Ferro, Bruce Ferro, Billy Perkins and Jim Ferro

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How long have you worked at Soep?
I have been with Soep for two months now.

In the short amount of time you have worked at Soep, what feels different about working here?
For one, it is extremely fast-paced, and we have a lot of different projects with very different materials and supplies that need to get to our jobsites. I've worked in the painting industry for many years, but at Soep we have many other lines of business that I'm learning more about every day. Things like sprayfoam insulation, specialty flooring, and line striping as well.

How is your role critical to the strategic vision and success of Soep?
I think every part of what I do is critical. If I'm not doing my job effectively then we don't have all the necessary supplies at our job sites. Without the right supplies then no one can get their job done. From paint to sprayfoam to intumescent fireproofing, it's my responsibility to ensure we have everything we need.

In the short amount you've worked for Soep, what has been your most memorable experience?
I'm impressed with the size of some or our jobs. The amount of paint and supplies that are coming in and out of the warehouse is pretty amazing

Finish the sentence. When I’m not at work, you’ll find me…
I love to fish for bass and carp and I'm really into cars as well. On a good weekend I'm able to spend some time fishing and at a car show.

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Mike and Augie Guarino

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How long have you worked at Soep?
I have been with Soep for just over a year now

What do you feel is unique about working at Soep?
Soep has the quality, experience and reputation that can't be beat by other shops.

How is your role critical to the strategic vision and success of Soep?
My role is to identify and understand the full scope of a project before developing a plan of execution. It's my responsibility to make sure we're operating as efficiently as we can.

What is the most memorable project you’ve been involved with at Soep?
The Dana-Farber Smith Center Project. It was pretty fascinating to see first-hand a brand new treatment for cancer cell manipulation

What is the most satisfying aspect of your job?
I love being able to see a project throughout all of it's stages. Starting with a clean canvas and then watching it all come together is incredibly satisfying.

Which of Soep’s Core Values do you feel is the most critical to the company’s success?
Team work. I am very fortunate to work with so many talented people both in the field and the office. We all need each others' contributions to make everything work seamlessly.

Finish the sentence. When I’m not at work, you’ll find me…
Being a father of 3 it's soccer fields during the school year and yacht club during the summers.

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Tim Traynor and Taylor Robin

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