River City Six – Brett Becker
Meet Brett Becker, area manager for Morton Buildings.
Tell us a little about your business.
Morton Buildings started off as a fence company in 1903 and has grown to be the icon of post-frame construction in 2020. Morton has innovated its way to success and has survived through many worldwide issues. We care about our customers and go the distance in making sure we live up to our tradition.
How did you get started in the business?
I have always had a strong interest with community relations and construction. Being able to be a part of a building project for a customer brings satisfaction knowing that we are building for generations of enjoyment.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally?
Whether the project is commercial, residential, or agricultural, we are always adapting and overcoming various obstacles involving site excavation, zoning, permitting, and everything else that is involved with the building process. Morton understands the process and has a streamline approach in being successful.
What has been your most important achievement professionally?
I have been a part of a countless number of projects that have brought enjoyment to families and business owners alike. It is not just what goes into the project that measures success, it is the customers smile at the end that allows me to measure my achievements.
Tell us a little about your family.
I have been married since 2002 and have three children. My wife Stephanie Becker is a successful real estate agent with Better Homes and Gardens for buyers and sellers. We have been a staple point within the Omaha Metro area for over 20 years. We enjoy a variety of activities, everything from travel to quiet evenings at home creating our own serenity.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?
After graduating high school and heading to college, I felt a sense of independence. From that point, I was on my own and successfully obtained my four-year degree and furthered my journey in life.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
Go on nature hikes.
Who inspires you?
That’s easy; my family inspires me to do my best each and every day.
What is your favorite quote or the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Never make excuses, just do your best and move forward.
If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be?
If you had a theme song, what would it be?
“Nobody Does It Better” by Carly Simon, the James Bond theme song.
If you could have a super power, what would it be?
I like to travel, so being able to fly would really help with reducing my airline costs.
What is your greatest talent that you don’t utilize in your daily work life?
Which talent would you most like to have?
What is your favorite book or the last good book you read?
Good to Great authored by Jim Collins.
What is your favorite TV show?
If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be?
My father who passed away several years ago.
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