Derick’s exposure to the concrete industry began at an early age, going to work with his father and sweeping the warehouse or cleaning forms. He began his career full-time in 1995 as a delivery driver and warehouse worker for a concrete supply distributor in Louisville KY, where his fascination with concrete, and tilt-up specifically, first took hold. In 2003, he started working as an outside salesperson for a distributor covering Kentucky and Southern Indiana with a focus on tilt-up contractors. Derick started at Nox-Crete in 2014 as the Southeast Regional Manager and became Tilt-up Division Manager in 2019. His technical bulletin “Reactive Bondbreakers Use Chemistry to Extend Lifting Timelines” was published by the TCA in 2020.