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We had the pleasure of chatting with Brian Petrell of the Whitehouse Public Works Department!
Give us a quick introduction. When did you start working for Whitehouse and what does your job entail?
Started working here on August 28, 2013. My job entails a number of things. Anywhere from snow plowing, leaf collection, equipment maintenance, all the way to sanitary inspections, water main breaks, hardscaping/ landscaping! So a little bit of everything!
Where might we see you around the Village?
All over town, but mostly either in the shop making repairs or out on projects.
Do you have any family members or pets?
Bella Marie – Black Lab/ Timberwolf, a couple barn cats, and the occasional hogs, goats, and cattle!
What is one of your all-time favorite movies?
8 Seconds and Sweet Home Alabama.
What about a favorite musical artist/band/genre?
Anything country or heavy metal! Cody Johnson to Five Finger Death Punch.
What is something you get to witness within your job that others might not normally get to see or might be unaware of?
Things I witness that the residents may not are the behind scenes or better yet below the scenes. Water main repairs, sewer line repairs, and any other things that make Whitehouse run smoothly!
Favorite location/spot in the Whitehouse area?
On top of the water towers!
Tell us about a unique or surprise talent you possess.
Wood working or restoring old trucks and equipment.
You can take a trip anywhere in the world – where do you go?
Alaska – gold mine, fish, and hunt.
Favorite season/time of the year?
Winter and spring.
Can you leave us with a fun fact or a piece of advice?
In the world today, we have to think more of our neighbors, friends, and families! Helping serve them not only makes our community better but makes the world a little better. And now more than ever we need to not think of ourselves but put others before ourselves.