By Ed Mullet
Today we congratulate Ed Mullet on his retirement from the full-time position of Vice President of Operations. Here we share his candid reflections on his professional journey, and how his dreams came true at ProVia.
Sawdust In My Blood
I started out doing carpenter work right out of school. I was always intrigued with the lumber business, and I remember as a young boy thinking, “I wish I could own a lumberyard and a hardware store someday.”
One day I got a call from Holmes Lumber and they offered me a job. It was a real answer to prayer. I worked there for 5 years. Then Moomaw Lumber in Sugarcreek was up for sale, and since I had some experience at a lumberyard, two friends of mine asked if I’d be interested in going in with them as part owner. I said yes, and there I was, suddenly a part owner in a lumberyard and hardware store! It’s still in my blood – I love going to a hardware store. Every time I see a load of trusses, drywall or lumber going down the highway I get excited because construction is just in me.