Employee Spotlight: Ruth Tuss

Great Falls, MT Office

  1. How did you first learn about TD&H?
    “I remember hearing about TD&H when I was a drafter in high school & always wanted to work here.”
  2. What is your role at TD&H?
    “Cad Drafter – do mostly structural drafting using Acad & Revit and I also keep track and update all the borders and our logo in Cad and Revit and all the cad standard details.”
  3. Before working at TD&H, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
    “For unusual – I worked for a company out on Finley Point by Polson, MT – started as a drafter – but then ended up doing assembly work (building our product we designed & dipping our product we made in nasty liquid that turned into a rubber protective sleeve), and by the end I was doing taxes and working in the office.”
  4. What are 3 words to describe TD&H?
    “Relaxed – Growing – Expanding.”
  5. What do you find the most challenging at TD&H?
    “Trying to keep up and learn new features and how to use them with our cad programs.”
  6. What do you like most about TD&H?
    “The flexibility and the friends I have made while being here.”
  7. What drew you to TD&H originally? And how has TD&H changed since?
    “As I said before – I wanted to work here since I was in high school – I got my first job here at TDH right after I graduated from college – then moved away & then Tom Coffman recruited me to come back to work when he heard I was going to be moving back to town. A lot has changed since I started almost 20 years ago – We have gotten bigger – added new offices and office buildings & more people, things have changed on how we do things in our daily jobs and sadly, we’ve lost some great co-workers that passed way too soon.”
  8. What is your favorite part about working for TD&H?
    “The flexibility and being able to use my college degree doing what I enjoy.”
  9. How do you balance your career at TD&H, education and family?
    “TD&H is great about helping us work around crazy schedules that pop up in our daily lives. I have been able to go to a few conferences thru work to help me learn more about Acad & Revit & I am constantly trying to teach myself more as well. My husband works for TD&H also so that part of the family balances pretty easily.”
  10. Any favorite line from a movie?
    “ ‘Nobody puts Baby in a corner’ – Dirty Dancing”
  11. What do you like to do on your days off?
    “I love to go camping, bowling, golf when I can, play cards, stamp & make cards & spend as much time as I can with my grandbabies & family.”
  12. What is the first concert you attended?
    “Skid Row – Aerosmith”
  13. If you could be stuck in an elevator with any 3 people, dead or alive, who would they be?
    “If I had to be – My grandma Margaret, Dale Jr, Steve Perry.”
  14. Best advice you’ve ever been given?
    “Honesty is the best medicine.”
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