According to Cliff Harvin, the mindset to learn a trade skill is only half of what you need for success.
As he put it, “You will be more motivated to succeed in a trade such as welding when you put your heart into it.”
In fact, Cliff put his heart into Ledwell over 25 years ago when he embarked on his career.
Initially, he worked in our Trailer Shop, manufacturing multiple components for our HydraTail Trailers.
Following that, he detoured to the Maintenance Department before returning to the Trailer Shop, where he’s currently the foreman.
“Mr. Ledwell knew I had experience in roofing, so when the Maintenance Department needed help replacing the roof on one of the shops, he sent me to help. I stayed in Maintenance for three years until Mr. Ledwell said I was better in the Trailer Shop and moved back.”
His motivation to get up and work each day comes from knowing that there is a different puzzle to solve each day.
Throughout his time as a foreman, he has developed better people skills. In the last year and a half, he has learned how to communicate with other departments and be a leader.
One of his favorite experiences was building a home for the children at Watersprings Ranch. “I am happy to give back whenever I can to those kids or any great organization.”
Cliff has been married for 13 years to Stephanie. The couple has three daughters, a son, and eight grandchildren.
In addition to his job, Cliff serves as the Constable for his county district. When not working, Cliff enjoys fishing and hunting whenever they are in season.