Team Member Spotlight: Dean Pearson - Penn-Mar

Team Member Spotlight: Dean Pearson

Posted on June 19, 2021

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I have worked at Penn-Mar in the maintenance department for almost 16 years and have lived in Shrewsbury for 44 years.

I have been married to the love of my life, Becky, for over 25 years and have 3 wonderful children – Abby, Dalton, and Joelle.

I am an Air Force veteran and have served in the Maryland Air National Guard.

I have worked in many different job fields over the years from delivering flowers, to mechanic, truck driver, welder, fighter aircraft mechanic, and fireman/EMT with the Shrewsbury Vol. Fire Company.

What’s one thing you enjoy about working at Penn-Mar? 

I really enjoy my job at Penn-Mar and work with some amazing people. I love interacting with our staff and with the people we serve and joking around with them. That is the best part of my day. I also enjoy fixing things. I am so Blessed to have a job and a boss that allows me to do both and gives me that flexibility.

What’s an average day like for you?

I am 1 of 5 people that work in the maintenance dept.  I work most closely with John Thibert. He and I primarily maintain the 25 residential homes in Pennsylvania, as well as Penn-Mar North and the Far Hills location, and occasionally help with maintenance issues at the Westminster facilities too. 

Most days I start at Penn-Mar North to do paperwork and get my schedule for the day together, but it rarely works out that way. Something usually happens during the course of the day that changes my plans, and I have to change course, similar to most people’s day. As I mentioned earlier, flexibility is part of my typical day.

We as a maintenance team do everything from patch and repair of drywall, to painting, flooring, roofing on occasion, replacing well pumps, septic, plumbing, water issues, hanging shelving and TVs, moving clients’ rooms or from house to house, picking up furniture, delivery and setup, bathroom and kitchen remodels, electrical issues and much more.

In your spare time, you’ll be found . . .  

When I am not working for Penn-Mar, I am working doing side jobs for friends and family, camping, hiking, traveling, mission work or going to our vacation home in NC.

Anything else you want to share? 

God Bless! John 15:13

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