This third series of “when did you know?” focuses on a few staff members from our construction administration and engineering team, each telling us about their “aha moment” in life.

Steve Spangler – Construction Administrator

My uncle was a home builder, and most of our family worked there. I went to work summers on a framing crew in my early teens. I just always seemed to enjoy the work, no matter what the weather was like. I still love to be outside and do carpentry work.

Robin Leising – Construction Administrator

After working in front of a computer for a few years after graduation, I knew I wanted to be out of the office and away from desk more. I enjoy seeing how a building goes together more than how it gets designed. But having the design background is definitely helpful in my area of the construction industry.

Phil Medley – Engineering Graduate/Energy Designer


I first realized I wanted to be an engineer about half-way through architecture school.

Mike Meyer – Engineer Graduate

When I was 8 years old, my dad took me to the Rube Goldberg competition at Purdue, and the rest is history.