Plateau Excavation

Father’s Day Feature -Shane Thornton, Superintendent

Father is one of the most exceptional titles a man can hold, and these heartfelt features about some of the fathers at Plateau, shared by their children who work alongside them, embody the Plateau Excavation culture.

“The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.” – Antoine Francois Prevost

Happy Father’s Day Shane Thornton, over 30 years, superintendent at Plateau Excavation

Father’s name, Title, and Years at Plateau Excavation

Shane Thornton – Superintendent – over 30 years

Child’s name, Title, and Years at Plateau Excavation:

Emma Thornton – Marketing Intern – < 1 year

How did your father influence you to get into the industry / join the Plateau family? 

Growing up, my dad always encouraged me to explore my interests and pursue opportunities that aligned with my passions. He taught me the importance of hard work, creativity, and thinking outside the box. When I learned about the marketing internship at Plateau, it felt like the perfect chance to combine my interest in technology with my passion for marketing. I watched him work his way up in this business, and I hope to follow in his footsteps.

How would you describe your dad’s role? How he works? 

My dad is extremely dedicated to his job. He is constantly working even on his days off. I am often surprised at how well he can multitask. When I look at my dad, I see the guy that everyone goes to when they have a question.

What’s your favorite memory with your dad?

My favorite memory with my dad is when he took me to a Riley Green concert. We spend the whole day together and partied all night. It was a really nice memory.

What’s your favorite part of working with your dad / at the same company? 

He tells me all the juicy gossip.

If you could describe your dad in one word, what would it be?