Meet Our Team: Tim Vavra, Efrain Mendiola III & Aurie Harrison

Tim Vavra, Sand Blasting Crew Foreman

Tim Vavra, Sand Blasting Crew Foreman

Tim Vavra has been with Mid-States Concrete Industries for five years and has been a foreman for a little over two years. He started his career on the yard crew as the cut guy, then learned supplies, yard horse, small fork truck, loader, bobcat, big fork truck and shuttle before achieving foreman. Most recently, Tim took over as foreman of the hill.

What Tim enjoys most about his work are the guys he works with. He said they are a hard working group and aren’t afraid to get dirty or go outside of their comfort zone to get the job done. The most important thing Tim has learned at Mid-States is patience and not rushing through things. It is important to get things done right the first time.

Tim continues to do the work he does to better himself as a person and contribute as a valuable member of the Mid-States team and move up in the ranks. Tim added Mid-States is a great company to work for and you get our of it what you invest into it. Hard work and dedication definitely pays off.


Efrain Mendiola III, Elematic Foreman

Efrain Mendiola III, Elematic Foreman

Efrain Mendiola III has been with Mid-States Concrete Industries for a total of six-and-a-half years and has been foreman for about six months. He started his Mid-States career on the Elematic cable crew and worked his way to the Elematic stripping crew. Efrain credits his expertise and knowledge of Elematic for helping him achieve foreman.

What Efrain enjoys most about his work is getting the job done as a team and working together. He likes to go above and beyond to do the job better than expected.

The most important thing Efrain has learned working at Mid-States is to give each other respect and to work as a team to get the job done. He said having a positive attitude will take you far. Efrain does what he does because he enjoys working hard. He is part of the third generation of Mendiolas working at Mid-States.


Aurie Harrison, Cage Tie Foreman

Aurie Harrison, Cage Tie Foreman

Aurie Harrison has been with Mid-States Concrete Industries for about 14 years and has been a foreman for nearly two years. She began her career with Mid-States on the Elematic Cable Crew before moving in to Cage Tie. Aurie credits her willingness to take initiative with helping her to achieve foreman.

What Aurie enjoys most about her work is that she always gets to learn something new. Aurie continues to do the work she does to support her family.