What is the most exciting thing about working in this business? What is your professional passion?
For me, every project is an opportunity to leverage our experience, skills and knowledge and to engage with trade partners, architects and clients to strengthen relationships. I enjoy the challenge of successfully achieving the clients’ goals despite facing unique challenges. Every day, I know my work experience is going to be unique and fulfilling. My passion is to grow our capabilities as a professional services provider, expand our “build smart” brand in the marketplace, and achieve our vision of transforming the construction experience in every market in which we operate.
What is your favorite quote?
“Eagles don’t flock. You have to find them one at a time." To me, that quote always meant that the very best people are not easy to find and are not in places that you would expect. I’m a big believer that the most talented people are well worth the effort you undertake to find them.
What do you enjoy doing when not at work?
My personal passion outside work is home landscaping and gardening. From detailed hardscapes to plantings around my home, I enjoy planning and constructing these special areas because they bring me great joy and satisfaction when they’re completed and they also help to beautify our yard and the environment.
What is your favorite philanthropic organization to support?
Our future will be directed by our next generation, so what better way to influence an outcome than to support the development and growth of children? I have supported the Children’s Museum for many years because it welcomes and supports learning and development through play for all families and children, regardless of their gender or financial means. The Museum has impacted the lives of thousands of children and their families and it has been an honor to support this institution for so many years.
What was your favorite family experience?
Construction management is a profession that requires dedication, focus and a willingness to engage with clients, partners and teammates even after work hours and on weekends. Still, we all need to find ways to disconnect and enjoy friends, family and hobbies whenever possible. For me, that “down time” happens to be when my fondest family memories have been created.
My wife Laura, two daughters and I have been avid skiers for as long as I can remember. We spent many winters in the White Mountains of New England downhill skiing and enjoying quality time together. Each Friday night, we would pack the car end endure the ride to our destination arriving late in the evening, and then unpacking our gear in the freezing cold night, all in the interest of being the first on the mountain the next morning and enjoying the first tracks. It was during these weekends when we would catch up with each other, share stories about the week and enjoy the chair lift conversation in between having the time of our lives on the slopes. Now that we’ve moved to the West Coast, we will have plenty of opportunities to do some “Big Mountain” skiing where the downtime conversation and memory making will continue to be a source of great comfort ... and the snow conditions will be better.