Project Engineer: Jose Caro
Neumann Brothers is pleased to welcome our newest Project Engineer, Jose Caro! Jose has multiple years of experience, and when the opportunity to work with Neumann opened, he knew it was the perfect fit!
Growing up, Jose’s father was an experienced foreman. This exposure to the industry laid the groundwork for Jose’s future career in construction, beginning with his first job finishing drywall with his dad at 14. Jose enjoyed playing rugby during high school and was coached by Neumann’s Project Manager, Mark Thompson. He continued playing rugby throughout his college career but has since retired to spectator status.
In 2017, Jose graduated from Iowa State University with his degree in Mechanical Engineering. Despite the challenges of finding a job as a DACA Dreamer, Jose landed an internship with a company in Portland, Oregon, after graduation. He moved to the coast that summer, where he was soon promoted to a full-time employee. After a couple of years, Jose wanted to return to Iowa to be closer to his family. He reconnected with an old friend and classmate, Neumann Project Engineer Kingsley Jewett, who introduced him to our team. We are happy to announce that this summer, via our Employee Referral Program, Jose joined our Neumann team as a Project Engineer!
Jose’s favorite project at Neumann is the Iowa State University Sports Performance Center. “The sense of reward that comes with seeing something tangible that you helped build is my favorite part of my job,” Jose says. “The final results are the best part. And the Sports Performance Center is awesome!”
When Jose isn’t working, he enjoys spending his time building amazing furniture in his garage. “I’m a super hands-on person,” Jose shares. “I recently built an outdoor fire table and a dining room table.” Check out this craftsmanship!
Neumann is proud to have Jose on our team, and we are looking forward to seeing him accomplish great things. Welcome, Jose!
Fast Facts about Jose:
Cyclone or Hawkeye fan? Cyclones! And favorite pro team is the Browns
What did you want to be growing up? A military pilot
Fun Fact: Jose is colorblind (which is why he was unable to be a military pilot)
Bonus Fun Fact: Jose is pursuing his private pilot’s license!
Hobbies: Likes motorcycles, big into houseplants, enjoys reading, and anything Marvel!