Meet Mason McCort, one of Price Electric’s People You Can Rely On. Mason McCort is a Building Information Modeling (BIM) Technician at Price Electric. “My job is to bring electrical installations to life in a 3D world before they are constructed in the field. This gives us the ability to coordinate with other trades, prefabricate necessary aspects, and troubleshoot potential issues before it affects the cost and schedule of a given job.” Mason’s favorite job so far at Price Electric is the Reconserve Feed Mill Project in Indiana. It is the biggest prefabrication effort that he’s been a part of. He enjoyed seeing something that would have taken weeks to install in the field reduced to a four-hour job in the Price Electric Prefab shop. In his spare time, Mason enjoys hiking with his girlfriend and two dogs at different nature areas around North Liberty, yoga, and fishing for bass and crappie.
What do you like most about your job at Price Electric?
The best part about my job is seeing things go from a 3D model in a computer program to a real-world installation that positively impacts people’s lives and communities. The work environment is very professional but also friendly. It is an inviting work environment and I felt very welcomed by Price Electric. I enjoy that the standard of work and innovation at Price is exceedingly high, the attention to detail, corners aren’t cut, it’s always a focus on craftsmanship and professionalism and I appreciate that.
What is on your bucket list?
I want to hike the Appalachian Trail, which is like a 3-month commitment. That’s one that I’d like to do.
What are three words to describe Price Electric?
Quality (attention to detail)
Dedication (there are a lot of dedicated people here)
What has been your proudest moment working at Price Electric?
My proudest moment in my short time at this company so far has been simply getting hired on as a BIM Technician in the Virtual Construction Services (V.C.S.) department here at Price. To be a part of a company that is pushing the envelope of construction technology is extremely exciting to me and I’m proud to be in this role.
When are you the happiest?
I’m happiest when I’m on my motorcycle, it’s a Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic Cruiser.
What if your favorite Price Electric Core Value and why?
Innovative Thinking, this is the very value that drew me to apply at Price Electric. I had a lot of interest in BIM and when I learned about the different ways that Price Electric is utilizing these new practices, it was very appealing and exciting to me.
Tell us three things that most people don’t know about you.
- I worked as an audio engineering assistant in Los Angeles. I was in post-production and facilitated with different aspects of television, audio, sound effects and dialogue editing.
- I enjoy making music with music software like Ableton and some Pro Tools. I play guitar, keys and I like to do drum programing stuff on digital audio workstations.
- I like to do yoga. I have a nightly practice that I do every night at home. I also take hot yoga in Iowa City at Hot House Yoga studio.
You worked in the field for 3 years as a commercial electrical apprentice, does that influence your current job?
It really helps with my current job as BIM. It’s invaluable experience, because it allows me to create models that represent how things are going to work in the field. I can bring the difficulties and the nuances of field installations into the models to create more accurate and more precise, realistic 3D models.
Where is your favorite television show?
I like watching The Mandalorian. The Mandalorian is a television series in the Star Wars franchise, it takes place five years after the events of Return of the Jedi.
What is your favorite restaurant?
This little Italian place in North Liberty, Mirabito’s Italian Restaurant, it’s a little hole in the wall but it is great authentic Italian food.
What has been your best vacation?
My best vacation was when I went to Montana a couple of years ago. I got to explore Glacier National Park in the Rocky Mountains. They have more than 700 miles of hiking trails and I enjoy hiking and outdoorsy stuff, so that was right up my alley, I enjoyed that one a lot.
What would you say to someone considering a job with Price Electric?
I’d tell them that Price has a reputation in this community for a reason. Price Electric really lives up to its’ hype, it’s a great place to work. They really do enrich their employees’ lives, it’s a fulfilling place to work.