Michael Dobreski, Corporate Recruiter

shirttieWhat do you do in your position?
I work with Oldcastle’s Architectural Products Group, our division that produces building materials like paver blocks, dry mix concrete products, mulch, stone and composite decking.  I help our AERT, Retail and Lawn & Garden teams find the talented folks who make, ship and sell our items everyday!

When did you join Oldcastle?
I started in January of 2016

Where is your job located?
Our office is in Rochester, NY, but I work with locations spread throughout the country – mostly with our Midwest and Southwest divisions.

What do you like about working here?
Our team here is fantastic! Working alongside such a creative and dedicated group of people each day motivates me to be better.

What are the best parts of your job?
No two days are exactly the same. I enjoy that each day will present me with a new challenge. Plus, I get to talk with interesting people from all over the country.

What would co-workers say about you?
I hope they’d say I’m friendly and always willing to lend a helping hand. And probably say that I’m not very good at shooting darts.

What was your first job ever?
Rick’s Deli – pizza maker and delivery guy. I’ve come a long way since then!

Do you have any fun or interesting work stories to share?
When I was managing a flooring retail store, I was the only one willing (or dumb) enough to drive our over-sized home show display 90 miles in a packed 26’ Box truck to Buffalo for their show, which started the following week. If that ride wasn’t bad enough, when they flagged me to pull INSIDE the convention center to unload, the look on my face must have been hilarious. I was sweating bullets…it gave me new respect for anyone driving a big rig! But I did it all without putting a scratch on the truck.

Tell us about your family.
I grew up in Auburn, a small town just outside of Syracuse, NY. Most of my family still lives local to the area. I have two younger brothers, and two adorable nieces. I moved to the Rochester area about 8 years ago, where I live with my wife Heather and our fat lazy cat named Cheeto. We also recently welcomed our first child – a baby boy!


Connect with Michael: LinkedIn 

Want to learn more about working for Oldcastle?
Visit us at Oldcastle Careers.


Oldcastle is North America’s largest manufacturer of building products and materials. With more than 2,000 locations throughout North America, we are in constant pursuit of the next generation of successful decision makers, leaders and problem solvers. Learn more about joining the Oldcastle team HERE.

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