David Caterson

All-Star Spotlight
February 2024

What made you want to become an electrician?

My introduction to the electrical field was a transition from being in the Pipefitting/Welding field. A Master Electrician asked for me personally from our company because he expressed a love for my work ethic and craftsmanship during the previous six months in the field. He taught me to be accountable for my work and take pride in everything I do. I worked with him until he passed away, and I truly miss his smile and knowledge. R.I.H. Basil Bright Sr.

What made you want to work for Buildforce?

When I first began with Buildforce, the U.S. workforce was in disarray. BuildForce offered me well-needed structure, balance, and a competitive yet acceptable starting pay with performance incentives.

What is something that makes you excited at the end of the week? How do you like to spend your weekends?

The answer is simple. I’m excited for the same reasons at the end as I am at the beginning! 1. I began safe, and I returned safely! 2. I do what I enjoy, and I enjoy what I do! My weekends are spent with my kids and my tools.

What is something you wish you could learn more about?

The NEC in general.

What are your career goals?

I want to continue to be my own boss but also to become a proficient owner and controlling shareholder.

What are the three important things to you in a job?

Comprehension of Assignment Location, Rate of pay, and Expectations of Daily, Weekly, and Project

What is your proudest Buildforce moment?

My proudest moment comes every morning at 5:20 am when my bank emails me my balance, and it is as positive as I am… 😇💪🏾

How do you take your coffee?

In the form of a Red Bull!

Fun Fact about David

I used to be 6’1”, but I shrunk after High school 2. I’m Trinidadian-American, not African-American. There is a difference, LeRoy. 🤣


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