Rich Corton


Rich Corton

Who, living or dead, would you like to eat dinner with the most? And why?
I would love to see my grandfather William Harris again. He was always around when I was growing up and passed when I was 18. He was a retired teacher who taught woodshop.  He also traveled back and forth from Scotland 8 times before settling here in 1964. I would like to think he would be proud of the things I have accomplished.

What is your favorite project you worked on and why?
I spent a good part of my career working at Children’s Hospital. One project I did was an Oncology suite, which was nautical-themed with the nurse station looking like a pirate ship. It was rewarding to know that you helped brighten a little kid’s day with their surroundings even though all of them were fighting a bigger battle.

How did you get into construction?
At 14, I started working summers for a neighbor who owned R&S Carpenters, a small construction company that specializes in both commercial & residential construction projects. I worked every summer with them until I was 19 and then joined the Union Carpenters.

What is one thing on your bucket list and will you accomplish it?
I always wanted to hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and camp. Not sure if I’m going to make the hike now, but I will a least take a helicopter ride down.

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