Kevin Lissow, Corporate Recruiter, Oldcastle, Inc.

KevinlissowWhat do you do in your position?
I am a Corporate Recruiter. I focus on opportunities tied to our Corporate offices in Atlanta and our Oldcastle Materials Corporate roles.

What year did you start?
I started in December of 2012

Where is your job located?
I sit in Rochester, NY – although most of the roles I recruit for are in Atlanta and Charlotte.

What do you like about working here?
The people. Everyone I work with is great. I always say Oldcastle feels like a small family business, even though it’s a huge global company. I also enjoy helping people find their next “dream job.”

What are the best parts of your job?
I really enjoy the interactions with the Oldcastle team. It’s also very rewarding to visit the corporate locations and to visit all of the people that I have brought into the Oldcastle organization!

Why do you think Oldcastle is a good place to work?
Everyone is very down to earth. The organization really takes care of its employees – and they seem to be very conscious of people advancing within their careers.


Kevin (second from left, in blue), Recruiting Office golf scramble team building event

How would your coworkers describe you?
Easy going. I like to laugh and enjoy myself at work. We spend a great deal of time together at work, so it’s important that we enjoy ourselves while we’re here!

Do you have any funny or interesting work stories to share?
I always find it interesting how small the world is. I recently talked to someone half way across the country and learned that he grew up 15 minutes from me. I had just been camping in his hometown days before we connected! It seems like those types of things happen quite often. I also have a couple of candidates who were former pro athletes. As a big sports fan, I always find that to be interesting.

What are your hobbies outside of work?
I like to spend time with family and friends. I have two young kids, so hobbies tend to take a back seat to them! I love to golf (when I can get away)!

If you would like, tell us about your family.
I have a 6-year old daughter and 10-year old son. Between sports and dance recitals, we’re always on the run. People laugh because I am married to my “high school sweetheart” – apparently that’s rare in this day and age! We live in Spencerport, NY, a suburb of Rochester.

Just for fun, we want to know – what was your first job ever?
I worked in a grocery store as a stock clerk. I also worked in a grain mill. The mill job was the hardest job of my life. I had to carry 100 lb. bags around all day long in a dirty, dusty environment! One interesting job I had a few years ago was sales and site project manager for a company that installed home elevators – so I had the opportunity to see a lot of great homes.



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