Get to Know Callier and Thompson
Josh Caruso Q&A
How would you describe your role on the Callier and Thompson team?
I try to ensure that all of the projects are running smoothly, and see that the lead carpenters have everything they need to do their jobs effectively and efficiently. I also work with our designers to help them bring their designs to reality.
What are a few of your favorite things?
Hanging out with my wife, our dogs, friends and family. Traveling. Carpentry.
Share with us one unusual thing many people may not know about you.
I’ve played bass off and on for about 20 years, but have turned into quite the slacker since we moved to St. Louis in 2011.
What is one piece of advice or statement you want to make about the kitchen and bath industry (or remodeling)?
It’s not as easy (or as fast) as they make it look on tv.
What do you like most about working for Callier and Thompson Kitchens, Baths, Appliances?
The friendships I’ve made with co-workers. I truly enjoy going in every morning and working alongside everyone.
Where did you grow up?
What motivates you to work hard day in and day out?
When we finish a project I want to be proud of the new space we’ve left behind. I want to know that there weren’t any details left out, or anything we could have done better. I’ve always taken a great deal of pride in what I do, and been fairly competitive. I want to know what we’re doing is better than what everyone else is doing. Our customers deserve the very best we can give them, and that’s what I intend to leave them.
What makes you laugh the most?
My wife. She’s quite the character.
What is your favorite appliance and why?
Dishwasher. No one likes doing dishes.
Do you have pets?
Two rescue dogs, Dexter and Koa.
What is your favorite game or sport to watch?
What is your favorite thing to do in St. Louis?
Going to concerts or finding a patio at a brewery in the warmer months.
How long have you been in the kitchen and bath industry?
I’ve been a carpenter for almost 22 years. Specifically focused on kitchens and baths, probably about 7-8 years.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
“Take pride in what you do.” My Dad beat this into my head at an early age and it stuck.
If you have to sing Karaoke, what song do you sing?
Are you a cat or a dog person?