River City Six: Adam Pospisil
Meet Adam Pospisil, Tile Installer and General Laborer at Modern Concepts Tile, who is currently doing his apprenticeship with the company.
Tell us a little about your business.
Modern Concepts Tile is a locally owned and operated contractor specializing in custom design tilework for residential and commercial projects. We perform jobs all across Nebraska and beyond, ranging in size and scope from ornate backsplashes or new flooring to full-scale home renovations. Nothing is too big or too small. We’re best known for our distinctive designs and superior installation.
How did you get started in the business?
One day a friend of mine who is a tile setter asked me if I would like to help him with a job he was doing. I quickly discovered that I really enjoyed the work and wanted to pursue it further. I ended up working at the same job site as the guys with Modern Concepts Tile, and after discovering they were looking to bring on a new employee, I applied right away, was given the opportunity and the rest is history!
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally?
Learning a completely new trade. I set high standards for myself and want to get to the point where I’m doing it masterfully and efficiently right away, but it’s a process and takes time, which can be frustrating.
What has been your most important achievement professionally?
Along the same lines, being able to consistently pick up something new quickly, retaining a lot of information that I’m taught and applying it to executing the task at hand, whatever that may be.
Tell us a little about your family.
I’m originally from a small town called Creighton, NE, and that’s where all my family is at so I go back there as often as I can to see them. We’re very close and all get along very well. I am the youngest of two kids, and now the proud uncle of two amazing nephews.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?
When I decided to get out of the bar business and sales industry and try something completely different. I was a bartender for 14 years and in sales for 10 years.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
You will find me out on the golf course.
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know? – When I was born I had three holes in my heart and needed to have a pacemaker. I’ve had 3 heart surgeries already in my 33 years of life.
What are you the most proud of?
My family for always supporting me in everything I do.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
It was from my uncle, who told me that there isn’t anything so bad that a little good doesn’t come out of it.
If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be?
What local non-profit organization(s) are you passionate about or involved with, and are there any special reasons why?
The Special Olympics. I volunteer for the golf events in the summertime and these kids are just so talented and amazing to be around.
What is your favorite local restaurant?
Barrett’s Barleycorn Pub & Grill.
If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be?
If our readers would like to contact you, how should they do so?
At (402) 321-6085 or via the Modern Concepts Tile Facebook page.