Watching over every piece of equipment is not an easy task at Kissick Construction. The Kissick fleet is generous for its market size, and includes nearly 500 pieces of equipment, 300 of which are large assets, with many valued in the six-figure range. With each passing year, Kissick continues to add to the ever expanding fleet, with over 90% of the equipment owned by the company.
The supervision and mentorship of his team adds yet another aspect to White’s role. Both the service and maintenance managers, who are his left and right hands, help oversee the fleet on a daily basis. They assist with taking repair calls from the field and manage the fueling, greasing, and oil changes that are required to keep the equipment running 24/7.
Growing into the Role
White began his career at Kissick Construction fifteen years ago as a mechanic, but was quickly recognized for his organizational and supervisory skills as well. Within five years, as he continued to “fill holes that needed to be filled,” his work evolved into becoming Kissick Construction’s full-time equipment manager. At that time, White would track the Kissick fleet using magnetic white boards. Each board contained magnets that represented individual pieces of equipment that he would manually move from board to board to show where the asset was being utilized. One white board quickly grew to three. And on Fridays, he would take pictures of the boards to show management where the equipment was located in order to better calculate the overall cost of each project.