We want you to meet Farrah Deprin, the Office Manager at Heslin Construction. Farrah knows the ins and outs of all goings on at the main office on West River Street. But, her skills aren’t limited to just keeping us organized. She also helps project manage a couple of our home builds. Her organizational skills and business savvy are assets to the Heslin Construction team.
Tell us about your past- Where are you from?
I grew up in Florida and then moved to Chicago as a young adult. It was fantastic growing up in Florida- lots of warm sun, beautiful beaches. I also really loved Chicago and living the city life. There’s so much diversity and always so much going on. Living in Chicago was super interesting and inspiring.
I’ve always been creative and was drawn into the bead and jewelry industry. What an opportunity that was! I got to travel the US selling jewelry and accessories I designed. Eventually I settled in Truckee where I could pursue another passion= snowboarding! I opened a jewelry and bead store at the village in Northstar, which I owned and operated for 7 years.
How did you jump from the jewelry industry to the home building industry?
After I closed my bead store in Northstar, I was lucky to find a job as an Office Manager at a local contractor’s office. I was able to apply all the administrative skills I’d developed as a business owner while learning about an industry I’d always been intrigued by. In 2014, I began working for Matt as the Office Manager for Heslin Construction. It’s been a fantastic experience! Heslin Construction is very family-friendly and here there’s a culture of employee education and the patience for it.
What’s the favorite part of your job as Heslin Construction?
I love being a part of process that goes from plans on paper to a beautiful and grand finished product. I’ve learned a lot about how homes are built and I find it very interesting. The Heslin team members are always sharing their knowledge and keeping the whole team up to speed. The collaboration and team work is admirable and it feels good to be a part of the team. I also love the design piece of custom home building. It resonates with my creative, artistic background and I’ve learned a lot at Heslin Construction about home and interior design. I’m very inspired by Mountain architecture and design.
When you’re not working hard, what are you up to?
I have a 7 year old daughter I love to spend time with. We like to get outdoors and hike and play in the snow. I also love snowboarding, reading and shopping!