Technician Profile – Wade Vickers

Wade Vickers

What city of cities have you worked in for GPRS?

I perform work and oversee Oklahoma City & Tulsa:OK. Fort Smith & Fayetteville:AR. Amarillo: TX. I have also performed work in Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, Lubbock: TX, Los Angeles: CA, Phoenix: AZ, Detroit: MI and Toledo: OH.

How long have you been with GPRS?

I have been with GPRS since October 2010 and going on to my 4th year.

What person accomplishments are you proud of achieving at GPRS?

I am proud of growing the OK/TX region and spreading the knowledge of ground penetrating radar to those who are unaware of our services. In 2012, I received the “Good to Great” award for excelling in market growth of my region.

Tell us about your spouse, family, kids, and/ or pets?

In July of last year, I got married to my best friend Molly. She works at the YMCA in Edmond, Oklahoma as the wellness coordinator. We have two dogs. Oslo is a 145 lb. Olde English Bulldog and Bo is a 60 lb. Vizsla.

What are your hobbies?

I have skateboarded since I was 11 years old and still enjoy it to this day. Molly and I enjoy visiting the Oklahoma wineries and are always looking for new ones to try out. We love to find new things to do in Oklahoma. We enjoy swimming at Turner Falls, 4 wheeling and zip lining in Davis, OK. We also like to float down the Illinois River outside of Tulsa, OK.

What is your favorite sports team?

I will always be a Detroit Tigers fan for baseball and love watching OKC Thunder basketball games.

What is your favorite thing about the town you live in?

I really enjoy the people. There is a strong sense of good Christian values within the culture.

What has been your favorite job site that you have worked at and why?

I’ve scanned multiple locations within and around the Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum.

What is your favorite aspect of your work here at GPRS?

I enjoy problem solving and helping others. We are able to provide the location of potential hazards on job sites. We save the customer costs, job setbacks, and potential injuries.

What is your favorite local restaurant?

There are a lot of great places to eat in OK.  Cattleman’s Steakhouse in OKC, OK is a great steak. Smokin’ Joes in Davis, OK is the best bbq. If you enjoy great food and great scenery, Vast on the 49th floor of the Devon Tower in OKC.  I do miss Tim Hortons and San Marcos in Toledo, OH though.

What is your favorite vacation spot and why?

My wife and I took our honeymoon in Nassau, Bahamas. The people were friendly, the water was blue and the sun was shining. I fell in love with the island activities.

What is your claim to fame (what do people find really interesting about you)?

I was a sponsored skateboarder and used to travel for contests within the Midwest.

Do you have a motto that you live or work by if so what is it?

 “The best sales call is a job well done.”- Matt Aston, GPRS President

What is your biggest personal goal in the next five years? 

I would love to travel Europe for a few weeks. The history, architecture, and culture would be fun to experience.

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