Employee Spotlight: Dave Baum

At Larson Design Group, we believe that our employees are our greatest asset. This spotlight is on Dave Baum, Project Manager in our Pittsburgh Transportation group.

What is your position here at Larson Design Group and when did you join LDG?

I’m a Project Manager for Construction Inspection and I joined LDG in November of 2014.

Describe a typical day in your role:

I do not have a typical day – that is the best part of my job. One day I am working on proposals, the next I am in the field, then I am working with the clients, participating in a Diversity & Inclusion Committee meeting, etc. My day changes by the minute.

What attracted you to join Larson Design Group originally?

Damon Rhodes and Doug Smith – I was working with these guys before I knew success would follow! LDG was hard to get intel about due to the fact there wasn’t a western presence yet. Damon explained some of the company’s visons, values and culture with me and that’s all it took.

How has Larson Design Group helped you in your career development?

Through various trainings including Seller-Doer, Communicating for Leadership Success and MBDI, but also by having the flexibility to work outside the box.

What is your proudest moment at Larson Design Group?

The Southern Beltway Project. Having spent nearly half my career prior to LDG on the Turnpike, that was an important win.

If you could switch places with anyone else at Larson Design Group for a day, who would it be and why?

No one. I’m good. I have enough worries of my own without taking on someone else’s.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?

I am a longtime member of Indiana Franklin Lodge #313 Free and Accepted Masons. I am a big believer in giving back and you will not find a more benevolent fraternity than the Masons!

What advice do you have for a prospective candidate considering Larson Design Group?  

They won’t regret it! I always tell people that we are not perfect, but you won’t find a company more dedicated in trying to achieve perfection. We all work hard every day to be just a little better than we were the day before.