Meet Ayden Middlebrooks, Business Developer and 2023 Rising Stars Top 10
Ayden Middlebrooks | Age 22
Business Development at HB Next
Ayden Middlebrooks knows that it doesn’t take years to excel in this industry. A positive mindset and a drive to learn have paved the way for this compliance advocate to be recognized as a game-changer in his field. On the jobsite, he works to keep builders and developers abreast of safety protocols and their work’s impact on the environment. The result ensures workers go home each day to their families and homeowners get to enjoy our rivers, streams and roads a lot more.
Why is working with the younger generation important to you?
The younger generation has so many opportunities to bring innovative ideas we have learned and grown up with to the industry. With the current worker shortage, this is the chance for young individuals with good work ethic and initiative to grow into many different roles.
What would you tell young professionals entering the field?
Show up to work early, dress for success, be engaging, don’t hide behind email and text, look people in the eye when you’re talking with them, be positive, be willing to help others accomplish their tasks and demonstrate you truly care.
What is one thing you’d tell a homeowner about the importance of roles like yours?
It hits closer to home than you think—what we do helps keep mud, dirt and pollutants from getting into our drinking water.