A few words from David
I like to say I started with Irby when I was born in 1970 as my dad Lawrence McGee worked for Irby most of my life. I remember moving three times a year and saying I will never do this for a living. Never say never.
I actually started working for Irby in the late 80’s – early 90’s in the summer time working as a groundman while I was going to school. Working in 110 degree temperatures in Arizona and the swamps of Mississippi helped me decide to return to school each fall.
I started my career in 1991 when I started working in the office in Redding CA, under Randy Berry. Charles Gatewood was the Superintendent. Since then I worked all over the United States including Alaska. I have worked on just about every type of job Irby has had – Transmission, Distribution & Cell towers. I think I have worked with about every Superintendent Irby has had in the last twenty years, too many to list, but I enjoyed working with every one of them.
I am currently working in Comfort, TX, under Rick Shouse helping take care of the Texas Region. I also get to work with other Superintendents – Robert Barfield, Pat Shouse, Tommy Jinks and Gary Thornton – on a regular basis. I learn something from all these guys on a daily basis.
I enjoy spending time with my two children, Zack, who is attending University of Mississippi and Cassie, who will be a junior in High School next year. I also enjoy all types of sports and playing golf when possible.
I would like to dedicate this to Horace Amason who I have known since I started my career back in 1991, and if it wasn’t for him I might not even be here working today. Out of all the many things I learned from Horace, two of the most important things I learned were how to be a professional and always try to have the company’s best interest at heart. I hope he is resting in peace.
I consider myself very lucky as I get to go to work every day at a job I love and work with great people – few people can say that.