Sam Zavosh, a founder of the United Veterans Housing Coalition, recently teamed up with the U.S. Veterans Magazine to discuss the value of veterans in the construction industry. He stated, "I believe [veterans] are a special caliber of human, with character traits any manager would wish for in all employees. Veterans excel at getting the job done and doing it in the most efficient way possible."
Zavosh also mentions that veterans seem to gravitate towards building and managing, and that they look at budgets and deadlines as welcomed challenges. He continued his praise, saying, "I firmly believe that, with the proper training and opportunities, veterans can succeed in the construction field better than any other group." The jobs that serve as the best matches for veterans, according to Zavosh, are building inspectors, OSHA compliance trainers/inspectors, carpenters, framers, and general contractors.
The United Veterans Housing Coalition, based in Los Angeles County, CA, was founded in 2015 and strives to accomplish three main goals: