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March Coworker Spotlight- Scott Woodhouse

Scott started Lithko in 2002 working as a Crew Task Lead. Over the years, he has worked for several BURGs including Kansas City, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, and Cincinnati.  He is currently a Field Lead and enjoys working on the larger, structural projects. 

Project Lead, Chris Darnold best describes his partnership with Scott over the past year as an “opportunity”. “He offers a lot of experience to those that he works for and around.  He is a great leader who is dedicated to his work and crew. He is one of those who is always on the job early and is the last to leave. He has excellent communication skills when it comes to the delivery/execution of our daily planning processes, including the engagement of his crews. Scott does a great job driving home the importance of safety. He is very serious and passionate about everyone going home unharmed at the end of the day. Scott constantly searches for opportunities to improve his team by helping them develop as builders. Throughout the day Scott takes the time to coach seasoned and unseasoned coworkers. Whether he is sharing his concrete formwork knowledge or spending extra time to mentor our interns during their integration, Scott is a great asset to our company and key coworker to my team”. – Chris Darnold

“My name is Scott Woodhouse, and I have been working construction in the construction industry for 44 years. While serving in the U.S. Army as a Combat Heavy Engineer, safety was our top priority. Anytime while working with or around explosives, a little slip can become a catastrophic event. Since retirement, I have worked on many construction projects with different safety environments. In other environments, I have experienced projects where profit and schedules were at the forefront and safety was just a word that was used for appeasement purposes. Looking back on my experiences, not only as the one being instructed, but also the one instructing and leading others, it has become clear that the best practices are also the safest. The safest working conditions will be the most successful projects and beneficial for not only the Owners, GC’s, but every worker involved. I am blessed to have been trained so well. I take pride in making sure that both myself and other coworkers leave work each day safely and with a better understanding of not only the work it takes, but the safest way to accomplish the work.” – Scott Woodhouse.

Before working in construction, Scott served in the U.S. Army for 22 years, 8 months, and 2 days. He served as a Combat Heavy Engineer and Airborne Army Ranger touring all over the world in places such as Germany, Sadia Arabia, Turkey, Ecuador, and Honduras. After retiring as a Master Sergeant, Scott now enjoys being outside: hunting, fishing, riding ATVs, working, animals and everything in between. He is happily married and the father to 3 boys and 2 girls.