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A True MacGyver

John has lived in Yardley, Pennsylvania for 18 years with his wife and two sons (now grown). His neighbors call him MacGyver – all due to his love for building, tinkering and fixing just about anything. They often call him to find solutions to their house-related problems and assist with building desks, tables, and bookshelves. You name something, and John’s built it or fixed it. His wife graciously bestowed him their garage and shed to hone his MacGyver-like and unconventional “fix-it” skills.

Meeting the Right People

In the early stages of his career, John worked with his father as a laborer doing road and onsite construction. In this role, he worked with many precast elements. He later expanded his knowledge and skills working with a general contractor. John enjoyed building additions to houses, applying new roofs and installing custom cabinets. But he decided to pursue a more stable career for his family. With connections through mutual friends, John interviewed with ALP Supply company founder Albert Lester Patterson and two weeks later began his career here.

A Career in Precast

John started in our Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania distribution center handling shipping and receiving. After seven years managing the logistics needs of our customers, he transitioned into inside sales. John currently manages the inside sales department. He is proud of this leadership role; delivering advice, insight, and guidance for our customers, his team, and our regional sales managers.

Travel and Family

John and his wife love to travel. They have visited dozens of states and eight countries. A few highlights include snorkeling in the Caribbean, touring European historical sights, and spending time in scenic destinations. When he’s not traveling, John’s favorite pastime is fishing with his family and spending time with his three grandkids, all under three years old. It is said by those who’ve heard it, that John can do a remarkable Donald Duck impression. This we have yet to hear, and it might require some investigation.

ALP Supply is proud to have John Ems as part of the team.

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