age: 38 | Vice President | Tatum Excavating Company, Inc.
Ross Sarine grew up watching his father in the construction business. Though it was, and is, hard work that requires many hours, he always looked up to his dad’s word ethic and became very interested in heavy equipment and road building. “I went on to study Construction Science at Texas A&M University, and then moved to Texarkana to start my career,” Ross says. “There are many days I question my sanity, but there’s also nothing else I’d rather do!”
At TEC, Inc., and its affiliated companies, Ross is grateful for the privilege of leading a group of dedicated men and women in the construction of both public and private civil projects in the Four States area. Even though it has been quite a challenge, Ross considers his career very rewarding and the fulfillment of a lifelong dream.
Best piece of advice:
“DO YOUR BEST, DON’T QUIT, DON’T LIE AND DON’T APOLOGIZE.” — RAY HAYS, ROSS’ GRANDFATHER
Marrying his best friend, Emily, and raising their 11-year-old son, Jack, is Ross’s greatest personal accomplishment. Spending time with his family, attending and watching Pleasant Grove High School sporting events, attending and watching Fightin’ Texas Aggie sporting events, singing at church, exercising, working on home projects and spending time outdoors are Ross’s favorite pastimes.
As a member of the Pleasant Grove ISD Board of Trustees, Texarkana Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Council, First Baptist Church Texarkana Personnel Committee, First Baptist Church Texarkana choir and Pleasant Grove Youth Association flag football coach, Ross truly enjoys serving the Texarkana community. In the future, he sees himself continuing to invest in TEC, Inc. and its people, serving in numerous volunteer capacities in Texarkana and making every excuse to visit Jack in college!
Name something about you that very few people know:
“I caught a lake record small mouth bass at 6 years old with my Grandad at Lake Belton in Belton, Texas ... 4 pounds, 12 ounces. He submitted my picture to every bass fishing magazine he knew and was VERY proud!”