Brian Bassett

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Commercial Estimator/Project Manager

(419) 238-9345

Brian is one of the National Door and Trim’s commercial project managers. He handles all aspects of a project from the pre-bid phase until the moment the keys are turned over to the end user. Once Brian has selected a job that would be a good fit for ND&T, he handles the estimation, detailing, submittals, purchasing and shipping to ensure your project receives the appropriate products in a timely and effective manner.

How did you end up involved in this industry?
My background is actually in the media industry. I have a Journalism degree and spent more than two years as the sports editor of a newspaper. Ultimately I was worn down by the nature of the industry and decided to make a change. Fortunately, ND&T had an opening at just the right time and the rest is history.

What is the most enjoyable part of your job?
The fluidity. It seems like no two jobs or no two scenarios that we are presented with are the same. I love the strategy involved in getting the best materials to our customers at the best price in a timely matter, despite any hurdles that may present themselves. We have to be very reactionary, and are allotted the freedom to figure out a situation and come up with the best solution for our customer.

What is the best advice you have ever received?
One thing my father used to tell me that I still try to instill in myself on a daily basis is “get the facts, then react.” It comes into play in all aspects of my life – business especially. It’s easy to be a prisoner of the moment and react based on something you haven’t actually fact checked. It’s important, and I try to remind myself, to get a good understanding of any situation and respond appropriately.

How do you enjoy spending your free time?
Anything sports related. I love to watch sports, particularly football, and play any and every type of sport. I like to golf as well even though I am not very good.

What is one thing on your bucket list?
I would like to learn a second language. I took French in high school and college, but am far from fluent. So, I would like to become fully fluent.