July Face of Ensemble – Mike Dewar
The July Face of Ensemble is our Building Engineer (Phoenix), Mike Dewar!
When did you join Ensemble and what do you do?
I joined Ensemble in 2005 and am a building engineer. I’m assigned to three properties which are managed by Ensemble – 3811 Bell Road, Desert Valley Medical and Santa Fe Plaza. My responsibilities include maintaining HVAC, plumbing, working with vendors and TI contractors.
What do you like most about working at Ensemble?
I like that everyone who I have worked with or talked to within Ensemble cares about their job and values the company; that’s something that is hard to find.
Why or how did you get into your current line of work?
I worked for ATT/Belden wire and cable manufacturing plant for 12 years as an extruder operator and machine mechanic. After the plant shut down I went to work for Diebold installing and bringing into production ATMs for Wells Fargo. Working as a building engineer is the perfect line of work for me as it is challenging and it keeps me busy with something different every day. I like problem solving and working with my hands.
Where did you grow up and what was your first job?
My family moved here from New York when I was 2. We lived in the Laveen, AZ when I was young and we moved to North Phoenix when I was 12, where I attended Paradise Valley High School. My first job was at Dairy Queen when I was 14.
What do you do for fun after work?
After work I like to spend time with my family. I also like to work on things in my garage. Also doing anything outdoors with an engine and off-road.
What is your favorite or most memorable vacation spot?
A little hotel called Pacific View Inn on the board walk in Pacific Beach (San Diego). Also, Big Lake in the White Mountains.