Jack Leas is a project engineer here at Franjo Construction. He\u2019s one of the most laid-back people we know and has a passion for construction. Let\u2019s get to know Jack a little more:What do you do?I am a project engineer. My main responsibilities can be summarized as assisting the Project Manager and Superintendent on any given project. I handle Requests for Information (RFIs), the submittal process, Purchase Orders (POs), and coordination with our subcontractors.What about before Franjo?Before I joined Franjo, I worked at 84 Lumber in sales. Prior to that, I was in college at Kent State where I majored in Construction Management. While there, I worked for an environmental company and completed some internships in Construction Management.\u00a0What skills or traits have you always had that relate to your job?Well, my dad is a carpenter, so I was always helping him to fix or build things. I got a lot of practice sweeping up sawdust! Dad has a woodshop in the basement and used to build custom cabinetry. He also built our house and has replaced the roof.\u00a0What is your goal in the construction industry?Right now, I\u2019m working toward becoming a Project Manager. There is so much you need to know. Construction is a very complex but very fascinating field. I learn something new every day.Do you have a favorite project?Probably Munhall Borough Building. It\u2019s the first project I\u2019ve worked on from the very beginning, and it\u2019s now almost complete. Having that level of involvement has been very rewarding. I can see the impact I made on that project. I was also involved with Beesontown Shoppes, but when I joined Franjo, it was already well underway.What do you love most about Franjo?The people. Everyone is friendly, and there is a real family atmosphere. From the day I walked in the door, I\u2019ve been able to just strike up a conversation with anyone. I love that we jump right in and get to work rather than that awkward phase of being the new guy. We all love to joke around with each other too, which makes it fun.What is your favorite thing about what you do and why?I love being able to see what I do. Each time I visit an active job site, the project looks different because it\u2019s moving along, and I know I\u2019m part of that. Every day is different. Never a dull day!Least favorite thing about this job?I don\u2019t like to sit. I\u2019m an active person, so I like to get up and move around a lot. That\u2019s why I love going to our sites so much.What is one thing you\u2019re known for?I\u2019ve always been told I\u2019m very laid back. I\u2019ve always been this way. People like to joke that I will never have any wrinkles or grey hair.What are your hobbies?Golf! I\u2019m addicted. I\u2019m way better now than I was 2 years ago. I also enjoy fishing and hunting.Tell us about your home life.I\u2019m the youngest of 3 children. I have a brother and sister, and we\u2019re all 2 years apart from each other. My sister lives in Erie, and my brother is here in Pittsburgh.Do you have any places on your vacation bucket list?I\u2019ve always wanted to go to Egypt to see the pyramids. Having a lifelong interest in construction, I\u2019m fascinated with the pyramids – how they were built and especially how long ago that was having been without equipment such as cranes, etc.What do you know when you\u2019re not at work or golfing?I listen to comedians. My favorites are Bill Burr and Dave Chapelle. I also have my favorite TV shows: Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Breaking Bad, LOST.