SRM is committed to ensuring that every voice is heard by recognizing and honoring the diverse values, cultures, and needs of our team members. We are building a culture where differences are valued, and equal opportunities are available to everyone.
Cindy Navarrete is the Shop Manager of our Dallas/Fort Worth plants. She is responsible for making sure the trucks, loaders, and other equipment are in safe, working order. Cindy's 24 years of Fleet Management experience in the Concrete Industry have helped her become an exceptional leader. Cindy is a remarkable problem solver and she gets excited to face new challenges. She is passionate about getting our trucks back on the road, and she loves working with her team.
Danielle Pudvah's career in the concrete industry started when she turned 18 years old, only two years older than her father was when he got his first laborer job at a local concrete plant. While she was working toward her degree in Business Management, she began to learn the ins and outs the business at a concrete company owned and operated by her father. After earning her degree, she transitioned to operations, then environmental, then fleet management. Following SRM Concrete's acquisition of her father's company in 2016, Danielle stayed with SRM where she has continued to serve as the Environmental Manager.
Jada Jackson is one of our talented Mixer Operators in Little Rock, Arkansas. Jada started with SRM less than a year ago, but she's already had a huge impact on our team. Upon her arrival, Jada received CDL Class B training, and she said she loved the process. She is the proud mother of 5, and she loves working hard to make a better life for her kids. When she's not hauling concrete, she loves to hit the Saturday morning yard sales with her kids.
Josh Maxwell had always wanted to join the armed forces. At the age of 27 after a difficult season of life, Josh decided to join the Army National Guard. Josh said, “I enlisted, not to wear the uniform and draw attention to myself. I wanted to wear that uniform because I wanted to serve.” Josh serves on a tank crew as a gunner, loader, driver, and tank commander. Josh started his career at SRM in 2018 as a Mixer Operator. The leadership skills he gained in the National Guard moved him quickly into management of the night pours at our Nashville plant. From there he transitioned to the recruiting department before taking on his current role as the GM in Western Kentucky.
Hershel Bonner joined the U.S. Army at the onset of the Gulf War in 1990. He served for 4 years in active duty before joining the Army Reserve for 14 more years. Shortly after his time in active duty, Hershel started working in the concrete industry. Hershel mentioned, "The concrete industry can be great for people coming out (of the armed forces). It's been good to me. The comradery and work are very similar." After 34 years pouring concrete, he still loves coming to work every day. Hershel loves being around his customers and building friendships with them.
Les Murphy served in the U.S. Army for 9 years working primarily as a Heavy Track Vehicle Repairman. His extensive experience with all types of diesel vehicles prepared him for a career in the concrete industry. Just a couple weeks after concluding his time in the Armed Forces, Les earned his CDL and started operating a mixer at SRM Concrete. Now in his 12th year with us, Les couldn't imagine doing anything else.