Wood Talk: Damian Bush – Hardwood Floors Magazine

Damian Bush

Damian Bush is the complex income manager for Berger-Seidle The united states. He handles income and schooling for the company in the United States and Canada now, but he was putting in, sanding, and ending hardwood flooring for a lot more than 20 many years prior to taking that purpose. Bush was one of the 10 charter customers to assist create the Bona Accredited Craftsman system, he has been included in NWFA instruction, and he was on Hardwood Floors magazine’s 40 Under 40 listing in 2018.

Bush a short while ago was highlighted on the NWFA Wood Speak podcast, so Hardwood Flooring magazine caught up with him to request a number of far more thoughts.

Tell us a thing fascinating about on your own. I am an identical twin. My brother, Devin, is a sheriff’s deputy in New Mexico.

How did you get started off in the industry? My father has owned a hardwood flooring business since I was quite young. Right after graduating large university, my preference was to both make great cash doing floors for my dad’s company or go to college and get into financial debt with student financial loans. I selected to go to do the job.

Who has motivated your vocation the most and why? My father, with no a question. When I was tiny, he established an case in point of doing work prolonged times, occasionally weekends when important, constantly taking treatment to do a good job that would make shoppers satisfied. As I acquired more mature, he constantly gave us the applications we questioned for, no make any difference the charge. He compensated for my brother and me to have the best market teaching offered (NWFA and producer-hosted schools) so that we learned how to do custom made hardwood floors the “right way.” To this working day, he however does some flooring work even although he is in his 70s. He has never stopped exhibiting me the way of challenging function and encouraging some others anytime probable.

What is your beloved wood flooring challenge that you’ve participated in? The web suit (all scribed) installs we do in northern New Mexico are unmatched in conditions of trouble and precision as significantly as cuts go. The cuts to plaster (without having any baseboard) are all truly feel, and hand-eye coordination with a jig saw. To have mastered the skill of scribing wood flooring as very well as stair treads/risers to plaster walls is a person that I will always be proud of.

Damian Bush Wakeboarding
Pics courtesy of Damian Bush / Berger-Seidle The usa

What energizes you to remain in the wooden flooring business? The interactions I get pleasure from with wonderful people within the sector and the opportunity to instruct the future era how to use this trade to better on their own and their life.

What are you listening to appropriate now? I enjoy new music of all sorts. Submit Malone is one of my favorites, but at the second, I am listening to Warren Zeiders’ 717 Tapes. I’ve constantly claimed that running a Hummel in an vacant household whilst listening to audio is just one of my beloved matters to do. I could usually get so much much more get the job done performed when I could listen to my audio while doing work. You can definitely zone in on function undistracted and be by yourself with your views at the very same time.

Do you have a morning program that sets you up for success? Wake up, get prepared, and really don’t make excuses. No one is fascinated in them, and they will not pay back the bills.

What retains you busy outside the house of work? I appreciate to be on the lake with my spouse and children and buddies any time feasible. Blessed for me, I can get in 9 holes of golfing in the early morning and
be on the boat suitable afterward, as there is a golfing class at the lake in which we keep our boat.

You can pay attention to a specialized-targeted dialogue in between Damian Bush and NWFA’s Brett Miller, as very well as other hardwood flooring professionals by traveling to hardwoodfloorsmag.com/nwfa-wooden-speak-podcast.