I spent my teenage years working summers side-by-side with my father, a residential contractor. He shared his skills as a carpenter and knowledge of the trades with me. I went on to receive an associate degree in CAD drafting and design and worked as a CAD manager for an architecture firm working closely with architects and designers. This experience taught me the value of crafting successful working relationships with contractors, and I became well versed in managing RFIs, submittals and value engineering.
Since focusing on commercial construction, I’ve worked primarily in the central business district serving high-expectation clients and Class A building needs requiring aggressive schedules and budgets. I love the challenges.
Every project I run is approached as a team effort. Pre-planning my jobs gives my team an edge and allows all trades to run efficiently. I utilize communication tools to keep everyone up to date and give a first-hand look into the job’s day-to-day activities. Sharing milestones with everyone on the team makes my job rewarding and exciting.