McKinstry’s Greg Feider on Celebrating Father’s Day

What is your role at McKinstry?

I joined the McKinstry Spokane team in 2018 as a project manager for the, yet to be formed, Special Projects Group (SPG) team in the Inland Northwest (INW). After working as a project manager for our SPG team for just over three years, I took on the operations manager role for our SPG INW team. In this role, I continue to manage projects, help lead our team of project managers and project engineers in the INW and work closely with our field leadership team to continue to develop our field crews. I couldn’t be more thankful for the time I’ve spent on our team here at McKinstry, the future is bright for SPG Nation!

Tell us about your family.

My wife Bria and I just celebrated our nine-year anniversary. We have three amazing kids. Paisley who is almost seven, Colbie who just turned five and Beau who is one and a half. Our family loves the outdoors, almost every weekend in our Springs and Summers are spent outside camping, fishing and out riding quads.

What is the meaning of Father’s Day to you?

It’s a day for me to purposefully pause and think about the wonderful blessing I have of being a dad to three amazing kids and a husband to my wonderful wife. It’s a great chance to reflect on the most important purpose I have now, passing on a legacy to my kids to enjoy and perpetuate.

Who is a fatherly figure in your life that helped shape you?

My dad and father-in-law both, have been the major figures in my life that have shaped me. My dad instilled work ethic, grit, honesty and integrity in me through my younger years. After losing my dad right before graduating from Washington State University, the figure who helped shape me since was my father-in-law. I had the fortune of working alongside my father-in-law (before he became my father-in-law), and he showed me so many things on how to truly be a professional in the construction industry and balance being a great father and husband along the way. His support has been paramount in helping me develop further from the foundation my dad set for me previously.

What do you hope to pass on to the next generation through your example and work?

One of my favorite quotes is, “The only place success comes before work is the dictionary”— Vince Lombardi. I want to instill in my kids and future generations a phenomenal work ethic and grit to push through any challenges that come their way. I also want to impress upon them the importance of respecting every individual they meet and a fostering a high level of integrity.

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