Meet the ToughTested Ambassadors

Jared
Siegel

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Interview

  • What are your favorite materials to use and why?
  • Tile and reclaimed wood , love creating new things and combining different materials together . Nothing like sanding down an old reclaimed beam and bring it back to life.
  • Three words that people closest to you would use to describe you?
  • Hard working , creative and loyal.
  • Who are your biggest influencers?
  • I don't have any, I'm too busy, wish I did!
  • Is what you are doing now what you always wanted to do growing up?
  • Not really. My track into this profession was very spontaneous. I got tired of sitting at home when commodity training became digital and few of my buddies in the construction business saw a fit for me and I thought it would work out! Obviously it did, and here I am handling design projects from start to finish and seeing my visions for the spaces through.
  • Who are your heroes?
  • Anyone that works hard and gets to reap the rewards for their hard work. I’ve realized that I can use my abilities to help others. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy I helped 12 families renovate their houses, I helped some older couples get their houses back in liveable conditions. It’s a great feeling seeing the results of your hard work and seeing it have a more meaningful impact on others’ lives.
  • Words to live by?
  • To be successful comes with sacrifice. This is extremely important to me as I dedicate 90% of my time to my job--I’m a workaholic. If I’m not dedicating my time to Diablo, I’m spending as much time as I can with my family.
  • What are some of your interests?
  • I really like mountain biking, spending time with my family, watching my kids play sports on my days off and of course a Sunday Cigar. I’m also really close with my crew at Diablo--they’re like my family. We have a mutual understanding of who does what and our relationships to each other; i’m not their boss, i’m their friend who leads the projects.
  • What do you do?
  • President, Contractor and Designer for Diablo Demolition & Construction. I handle more of the visual design aspects at Diablo. The design aspect is not about the labor processes, it’s about the results--the result is what people see and can fully understand. I have a background in finance trading so I’m used to high-stress environments and being forced to roll with the punches in many situations which definitely helps in the ever changing environment of contracting and design.