Boom and Bucket — Q&A with COO & Co-Founder

Aaron Kline with Boom and Bucket
  1. Lead with values. My partners and I ironed out our values for the company within the first month of working together because we are so passionate about building a values-driven organization. Every candidate for one of our roles gets a look at this after their first interview because these values are so foundational to who we are as a team. Not everyone who reads our values gets excited about them, and that’s okay, because we know that the people who do are the type of people we want to work with.
  2. Be selective. One of the benefits of leading your own company is choosing who to work with. Some founders view this as an opportunity to hire their friends, but we view it as an opportunity to recruit the best possible people to our cause. We screen on average around 200 applicants before extending an offer of employment at Boom and Bucket. Recruiting top performers is even harder because their employers are fighting hard to keep them, but the rewards of working on a team of A+ players are well worth it.
  3. Screen for industry passion. Our team is very multi-disciplinary — world-class software developers, growth marketing experts, and machinery sales professionals working in the field — so we necessarily have to recruit from other industries to build the caliber of team we want. But everyone at Boom and Bucket shares a common vision for what we can do for this industry and a desire to serve the men and women who build our world. Some of our team came directly from the industry, but others may have a relative in construction or worked for a contractor during college. We value excitement for our mission and motivation to build something great for our customers.

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Managing Director at Placer Construction Solutions. Previously helped create Technology & Innovation programs for ENR Top 25 companies.

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Managing Director at Placer Construction Solutions. Previously helped create Technology & Innovation programs for ENR Top 25 companies.

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