Dan Rakers

What is the most exciting thing about working in this business? What is your professional passion?
The most exciting thing about working in this business is the variety of the projects we build and the people who work on our teams. My professional passion is building structures that will enhance communities long after I am gone and forging relationships with team members that will remain strong long after the projects are complete.


What do you love to do when you aren’t at work? What is your personal passion and why? 
Motorcycles are my oldest love. Getting out to ride any chance I can brings some balance to my life. 


What is your favorite Suffolk event and why? 
“We are Suffolk” because it exposes you to all the things that makes Suffolk the great company it is. 


Name a technology you wish existed or one that was recently created and you started using. Explain. 
Digital communication gives us the ability to have phones and iPads on a project site to share pictures and images with others instantly. This allows you to collaborate more easily with consultants, stakeholders and decision makers so that teams can make decisions in real time. 


What sport did you play and how did it help you professionally? 
I am not sure if serving in the Marine Corps Infantry is technically a sport, but I did play on that team for four years. That experience helped me understand integrity, passion and hard work on levels I never knew existed


What is your favorite quote? 
“A leader is someone you would follow some place you wouldn’t otherwise go on your own.” - Unknown