Mike Derrick

Rapid Fire Questions

  • Packers or Vikings?
  • Packers
  • Favorite TV Show
  • Breaking Bad
  • Favorite thing about summer?
  • Lake/Cabin
  • Badgers or Gophers?
  • I bleed red
  • Favorite hobby?
  • Bow hunting
  • Do you play a musical instrument?
  • No
  • Elton, Skynard, T.S. or McGraw?
  • GnR…I grew up on MTV and the eighties
  • If you could splurge on 1 thing in life/work/dreams, what would it be?
  • Go visit all the old castles in Europe
  • Any awesome vacations coming up?
  • New Orleans

To make the best it takes the best and we have the best employees working for us!  Just in case you haven’t had the opportunity to meet the team members here at Derrick, we want to give you that opportunity!

Meet Mike Derrick, one of our Project Managers for Derrick Custom Homes.  Mike has been part of the Derrick team for a couple decades.  Having so much construction experience, there’s not a lot of questions he can’t answer when it comes to building things, so we thought we’d mix it up and get a little personal!

  • How did you first get involved in the Derrick Companies?
  • “Grandma had a long time caretaker on their rental property and he needed help mowing lawns and pulling weeds.  I was 14 years old and looking for extra cash.”
  • What was your first impression of Derrick Companies?
  • Working with all the field employees.  We always work well together and what fun this work can be even on the hot humid days in the middle of July.”
  • What was your first memory of Derrick Companies?
  • “Our first office not being a true office.  Grandpa built a rambler at our current office location and used the garage as the “Derrick Office”  I thought it was very interesting how you could build a home in one location and move it to another location later.  That home was eventually purchased and moved about 2 miles down the road, where it sits today.”
  • If you could change one thing about Derrick Companies, what would it be?
  • Outdoor Offices!”
  • What is the Best/Worst/Funniest thing to happen since you’ve started working with Derrick?
  • “The best was working with Grandma.  She always made work enjoyable.  It helped that she had some small amount of favoritism towards a certain grandchild.”
  • What do you wish other people knew about Derrick?
  • “How diversified we are with our different departments, commercial and residential.”
  • If you weren’t working for Derrick what would you be doing instead?
  • History teacher or Archaeologist.  I wanted to be Indiana Jones when I was younger.”