Employee Spotlight: Kyle Palagi
March 15, 2021
Helena (formerly Great Falls), MT Office
- How did you first learn about TD&H?
“I’ve been working in the engineering industry since I was a freshman in college and TD&H has always had a strong reputation in the region. I guess you’d say I first knew TD&H as a competitor. “
- What is your role at TD&H?
“Structural Engineer and Project Manager.”
- Before working at TD&H, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
“I used to delivery beer to all the bars and stores in Butte (hometown). I found this to be a great way to meet people. Everybody loves the beer guy!”
- What are 3 words to describe TD&H?
“Integrity, Commitment, Quality.”
- What do you find the most challenging at TD&H?
“The diverse projects and ever-changing industry require that we stay up to date on the latest technical advancements.”
- What do you like most about TD&H?
“Without a doubt, the thing that makes TD&H the best place to work is the Culture. TD&H has created a culture that values each individual employee and is supportive of creating a good work/life balance.”
- What drew you to TD&H originally? And how has TD&H changed since?
“I love that TD&H is a big company when it comes to resources and opportunities, yet we retain the feel of a small organization that cares about family, community, and the individual employees.”
- What is your favorite part about working for TD&H?
“All the great people I get to work with daily. It is truly the people that make this an enjoyable place to build a career.”
- How do you balance your career at TD&H, education and family?
“Like a juggling act! Sometimes life gets pretty busy between the demands of work and family. Thankfully, TD&H is very supportive and flexible.”
- Any favorite line from a movie?
“Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it” … “I am haunted by waters.” – Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through it
- What do you like to do on your days off?
“I love to share the great outdoors with my family (hiking, camping, fishing, etc). I also love music and am currently learning the violin/fiddle. “
- What is the first concert you attended?
“The Beach Boys! I was seven and my dad tried to win tickets by playing a hula hoop contest for a local radio station. Whoever could hula hoop the longest won the tickets… he didn’t win but he bought tickets for the two of us anyway.”
- If you could be stuck in an elevator with any 3 people, dead or alive, who would they be?
“My grandparents (technically that’s 4 people but we would fit), the conversation would be extra fun if we could squeeze in a card table and a cooler of beer.”
- Best advice you’ve ever been given?
“Never stop learning.”