In the summer of 1978, company founder, Steve Sody, got word that a talented foreman was available, so he acted on the tip. Clarence Marion Fossett Jr. joined Sody Concrete and has never looked back. Today, “Junior” continues his unwavering service – recently completing his 1,000th project for the firm. When asked what he enjoys the most about the job, Junior quickly responds “mentoring – the guidance and training I can provide to the young people who come aboard, I share with then how to do it right the first time.”
He explained “the range of jobs keeps the work interesting. The weather conditions can really play a role, remembering winters of shoveling snow and ice on job sites, and summer temperatures near 100 can really make the work challenging. But the number one thing that I stress is safety – there is no substitute for workplace safety practices.”
Born in Baltimore, in Sandtown, Junior has been married to his wife Edie for 46 years, has two sons and is very attached to his Yorkie named Max. When not on the job site, Junior enjoys fishing at Loch Raven and hunting on the Eastern Shore. He is currently the vice-president of the Pioneer Rod & Gun Club in Rhodesdale, MD.
We are fortunate to have a man of such high integrity and loyalty on our team – he is truly a leader and an inspiration to the next generation of concrete craftsman in our industry.