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Employee Spotlight - Jake Andrist




TRC has always focused on hiring great people to become part of the TRC family, and now it's time for you to get to know our employees a little bit better. Beyond their expertise, our team brings a unique mix of backgrounds, hobbies and special skills to the table. Check us out!


Introducing Jake Andrist

Jake Andrist Sales and Marketing Manager

Introducing Jake Andrist; Jake has been with TRC for approx. 6 years and has found success in sales roles over the years, now serving as the Sales and Marketing Manager for both the Lighting and Environmental division.

Jake has a passion for cooking, likes to escape for a concert or two with his wife Allison, is not a fan of superheroes and had a childhood run-in with a farm animal. Check out the video to get to know more about Jake! 


Name and Title

Jake Andrist, Sales and Marketing Manager


How long have you been with TRC?

I've been here a little over 6 years now. I started in Inside Sales for our Environmental Division.


What makes TRC Special?

We really care about our customers. It's really been a focus of ours since we started. In the Environmental division, there is not another Environmental Company in our area that provides the level of service that we do. With our Lighting division, it's not only our expertise and capabilities, but also that level of service of well. We don't take an off the shelf approach, everything is custom to what the customer needs. 

What is a guilty pleasure of yours?

I enjoy cooking, and with that I enjoy eating of course. I have been known to enjoy Taco Bell late night. No one really enjoys Taco Bell in the day time.

What are your hobbies outside of work?

Me and my wife like going to concerts. Also, I spend a lot of time with my family. Three kids keep us pretty busy. 


What is something people may not know about you?

When I was four years old I got attacked by a llama. We were renting a house on a farm; nobody sustained injuries. And no, I don't have a llama complex.


If you were stranded on a desert island, who would you want to bring?

I would probably want to bring somebody that would help me build a boat to get off the island; some ship builder. Maybe Noah.

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