The Interview: Chad Phillips

A multi-tasker by nature, Chadwick Phillips manages construction on the job and as a pastime. The native Hawaiian likewise owns a psychological health clinic and formerly owned a coffee bar and a landscaping company. Getting into building and construction

In 1990 when I graduated from high school on Oahu, my daddy said, “Purchase boots. You start work tomorrow.” That’s exactly what he said.

I am a fifth-generation plumbing technician by trade and am a certified pipes specialist in 3 states. I slowly moved into building and construction. It goes together. You learn from others on the task. In plumbing, I have dealt with five first-class resorts in Hawaii. In construction, I have actually worked on approximately 100,000 homes in Nevada. For myself, I have constructed five homes.

Original strategies

I ranked second in the semi-pro bodyboarding competitors in Hawaii in ’88 through ’90. I wished to become professional. My father said, “You can’t feed a household bodyboarding.” I resisted plumbing and building for a little while, but then loved it and needed to know everything about it. It was something I excelled at.

Relocating To Las Vegas

I desired more and had the island fever– the “rock” fever. I had two children. (He now has 9 children, 6 ladies and three kids, ages 1 to 26.) I took a leap of faith and concerned where the work was flourishing in ’97.

At UNLV

I have worked here 4 years and am a construction job organizer III. I am included with all sort of building projects– remodels, renovations, and upgrades for facilities on all the UNLV residential or commercial properties.

Pride project

We did a school classroom carpet upgrade last year on the main campus. It involved 10,000 square yards of new, fresh carpet to boost the class throughout school. That project made many people delighted. It was a challenge for us. We took shifts over night to make it take place, working from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. every day so that we would not interfere with students. We attempted to be as chameleon-like as possible.

The port

In the previous year, I acquired a mental health clinic here in town and am running it. My adult children are all in the medical field. This will help them to grow. This is a brand-new chapter for me. I have to do with assisting people. My mom calls me “the connector” since I am good at connecting with people.

A show to binge watch

The last show that was incredible was Stranger Things. That was sensational– the intense cinematics and the way that the director/writer wrote about the Advantage Down world.

Super Bowl prediction

I have never ever viewed a football video game in my whole life and would dislike to attempt and figure that a person out.

Last meal

The answer is simple– an authentic Hawaiian luau with all the raw foods overflowing each bowl. Lau lau’s with prime fat and butterfish, squid luau, lomi salmon, kalua pig directly from the ground, opihi, a’ ama crabs, chicken long rice, haupia, and two-finger poi … mmmm. Kanak attack (the laziness that follows such a large meal) would be the goal after devouring all of that.

Preferred area on campus

I like the Doc Rando (Recital Hall in the Beam Music Center). It’s beautiful therein. The handmade organ is just incredible. It’s something people ought to see at least when.

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