Meet The Tekra Team – Dan Arket
DAN ARKET – OWNER/OPERATOR
Danny boy, Darket
Hobbies outside work:
Mountain biking, road biking, hiking, trail running, woodworking, playing with Tilly.
Graduated from Roger Williams University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and a focus on building science. After school, he worked for a custom home builder in Rhode Island building net zero, high performance homes. Growing up, he learned a variety of skills from his father as they renovated their family home, and also built furniture.
What the Team says about him:
“Excellent leader, communicator, and motivator. He is a real team player, willing to take his employees ideas into account to achieve the goals of the company.”
“Great leader, always finding new ways to help improve our quality and efficiency. Could learn to take a day off or two!”
“He is truly doing what he’s meant to be doing. A great boss that will do any task without hesitation, no matter how dirty or hard it is.”
Most likely to win a coffee drinking competition.
What do you enjoy about working in the construction industry?
“I love seeing spaces transform and seeing the tangible progress at the end of each day. Not only is the progress satisfying, but the manual labor is extremely rewarding.”
What is your favorite thing to do in the construction industry?
“I truly love all aspects, but if I had to pick one area, it would be finish carpentry.”
Best advice you were ever given?
“Be a sponge. Absorb as much knowledge as you can, as there’s always something to learn and improve upon.”
Chicken parmesan, burritos, chili, and peanut butter.
Favorite sports team:
Favorite part about working at TEKRA:
“Being surrounded by craftsmen that are always looking to improve their skills and the end product.”
Best advice for someone who is looking to get into the trades?
“Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Be humble and be willing to learn.”
What advice would you give to someone who is considering a home remodel or building a new home?
“During the planning phase, take into account all of the things that matter most to you. Whether that be craftsmanship, functionality, overall aesthetic, etc. and let that drive both your design and choosing your builder. Make sure those on your team are looking out for your best interest.”
The Little Rascals
Breaking Bad or Game of Thrones
Favorite thing about living in the Hudson Valley:
“All of the different opportunities to get outside and enjoy nature through the seasons, coupled with great food and culture!”
Favorite HV Restaurant:
Melzingah Taphouse – Beacon, NY.
Draught Industries – Beacon, NY.
What is one thing on your bucket list?
“Experience every National Park in the US.”