Luke Roozeboom, a punch lister for McAninch, is one of the last employees to see a job before it’s walked through for final approval. For example, if the city is inspecting a job site, they will open the infrastructure and make sure everything is up to par and meets code requirements.
Scott Smith, a loader operator, is preparing for his third season working for McAninch. Before joining the company, he spent a decade doing tree work in the Des Moines area.
“I’ve had a lot of jobs over the years, but this is the first one I could see turning into a real career and not just a job,” Smith says.
It’s not uncommon for Iowans to pack their bags and head south for a winter vacation. Few people, however, leave on a motorcycle in early January when it’s in 34 degrees outside. That’s exactly what Jon Thompson and his wife did during his time off last winter from working at McAninch.