design build

A few years ago, we did a feature on our designers here at Kenorah, and we decided it was time for you all to meet our Project Managers (or PMs as we call them)! They are the ones who keep everything running smoothly on our job sites and their job is to: “Guide our clients through their Design/Build Renovation and Custom Home projects, providing expertise and leadership in Project Management, from the beginning of the design phase through budgeting and planning, to construction completion.”

First, we wanted to introduce you to Mike. We took the opportunity to visit him on site at one of our in-progress custom built homes and ask some questions.

1. What does a typical work day look like for you?

My typical work day ALWAYS starts off with a coffee, that is the only typical thing that happens in my day…After my coffee, some days you will find me at the office replying to client emails, requesting quotes from trades, building client budgets and schedules. Other days you will find me on job sites ensuring quality work and schedules are being met. And if you’re there on the right day, you will catch me with my tool belt on helping our guys get the job done.

2. What is your favorite part of a project?

Honestly, my favorite part of the project is when the project is completed and the keys get handed back to a happy client. But if I had to pick a part of the construction process that is my favorite, I would have to say after the insulation inspection has passed because following that inspection all the finishing starts.

3. Can you explain the process of communication between yourself, homeowner and the designers?

We all use Basecamp to communicate as it keeps the information connected between Client, the Designers and Project Managers, but I enjoy having some direct and more personal communications with the clients by phone and texting as well as site discussions to help keep things more personal than just emails back and forth.

4. What is the funniest, or strangest thing you’ve found in a home you were renovating?

I have seen a very wide range of funny and strange items in my many years of construction, from 1960’s magazines hidden in an attic, massive bee hives consuming entire wall cavities, to a long lost pet found in a crawlspace. The strangest thing is not what I have seen so far, it’s what I haven’t uncovered yet…to this day I have not found any long lost pirate treasure, but I will keep looking!

Thanks for sharing Mike, it was great learning more about the work you do for Kenorah!