Employee Highlight: Roger Cochran
December 15, 2022
The most recent employee spotlight features longtime employee, Roger Cochran. Roger has been with Cochran & Mann for fifteen years where he has been an Office Manager Assistant and an Estimator. Before his time at Cochran & Mann, he worked during the summers painting and staining decks which laid the foundation of his current role in the company.
Roger often speaks of Cochran & Mann's dedication to its clients, and that he loves to be a part of that effort. In fact, this dedication is one of the major things that attracted him to the company fifteen years ago. Over the years Cochran & Mann has grown significantly, Roger says he remembers, “a time where we didn’t have enough people to sit around a conference room table!”
Reminiscing on past projects, Roger chose an old western city fabricated in a warehouse, complete with saloons and a barber shop, as one of his favorites. This is right in line with his favorite part of the job, seeing new spaces take shape while keeping in touch with the client to make their ideas a reality. Roger considers his specialty to be wallcoverings, and he enjoys the problem-solving involved with the estimating and installation process.
Roger focuses a lot of energy on client relationships, and he finds success by keeping up good communication during and after projects are completed. If he could give his younger self some advice when he was first starting out at Cochran & Mann, he would say to "make the phone calls!" This immense focus on the client helped Cochran & Mann win Subcontractor of the Year 9 times, which was a huge achievement for Roger and the whole team. He says it “shows that Cochran & Mann can take care of our clients from start to finish and perform high-quality work."
A successful day for Roger ends with having taken care of all his client’s projects and leaving everyone on a positive note. He says "at Cochran & Mann, the idea of being a small family company that takes care of its employees and clients still rings true to this day." Roger is a valuable member of the team and his commitment to client satisfaction and high-quality communication represents Cochran & Mann's values.