Damian Bush is the complex product sales manager for Berger-Seidle The usa. He handles sales and education for the company in the United States and Canada nowadays, but he was setting up, sanding, and finishing hardwood flooring for much more than 20 decades prior to using that part. Bush was one particular of the 10 charter associates to help produce the Bona Qualified Craftsman program, he has been included in NWFA teaching, and he was on Hardwood Floors magazine’s 40 Below 40 record in 2018.
Bush just lately was highlighted on the NWFA Wood Discuss podcast, so Hardwood Flooring journal caught up with him to check with a couple of far more inquiries.
Inform us anything appealing about by yourself. I am an similar twin. My brother, Devin, is a sheriff’s deputy in New Mexico.
How did you get started in the market? My father has owned a hardwood flooring organization because I was extremely young. Just after graduating large school, my decision was to either make good dollars carrying out flooring for my dad’s company or go to college and get into debt with pupil loans. I chose to go to operate.
Who has affected your profession the most and why? My father, with no a question. When I was small, he established an case in point of doing work prolonged times, from time to time weekends when important, often getting care to do a very good job that would make prospects satisfied. As I obtained more mature, he often gave us the tools we asked for, no make any difference the price tag. He paid for my brother and me to have the finest industry schooling available (NWFA and producer-hosted universities) so that we uncovered how to do tailor made hardwood floors the “right way.” To this day, he nonetheless does some flooring operate even while he is in his 70s. He has under no circumstances stopped displaying me the way of difficult operate and encouraging many others any time feasible.
What is your favorite wood floor undertaking that you have participated in? The internet in shape (all scribed) installs we do in northern New Mexico are unmatched in conditions of problem and precision as much as cuts go. The cuts to plaster (with no any baseboard) are all truly feel, and hand-eye coordination with a jig noticed. To have mastered the talent of scribing wood flooring as perfectly as stair treads/risers to plaster walls is a person that I will constantly be very pleased of.
What energizes you to remain in the wood flooring marketplace? The associations I enjoy with terrific people today in just the market and the option to educate the next era how to use this trade to improved by themselves and their life.
What are you listening to proper now? I really like audio of all varieties. Put up Malone is a single of my favorites, but at the moment, I am listening to Warren Zeiders’ 717 Tapes. I’ve generally mentioned that operating a Hummel in an vacant home even though listening to audio is just one of my preferred issues to do. I could generally get so significantly a lot more get the job done accomplished when I could listen to my music when performing. You can truly zone in on operate undistracted and be alone with your ideas at the same time.
Do you have a morning program that sets you up for accomplishment? Wake up, get prepared, and really do not make excuses. No one is intrigued in them, and they won’t fork out the bills.
What retains you busy outside of operate? I like to be on the lake with my family and mates whenever attainable. Fortunate for me, I can get in nine holes of golfing in the morning and
be on the boat ideal afterward, as there is a golfing training course at the lake where by we preserve our boat.
You can listen to a specialized-concentrated discussion involving Damian Bush and NWFA’s Brett Miller, as well as other hardwood flooring specialists by going to hardwoodfloorsmag.com/nwfa-wood-chat-podcast.