We are happy to announce that a few Findorff team members have received The Daily Reporter's 2020 Newsmakers of the Year recognition. This designation honors professionals from across the construction industry who exceed in their roles. Congratulations Kenn, Aaron, and John on your dedication to your work!
Kenn Kosowicz: Educator of the YearFor Kenn, Learning and Development Manager, leading the Company's training initiatives has been his sole focus for nearly a decade. Throughout that time, he has discovered that construction is first and foremost a communication industry. He tells his students that construction leadership interestingly has a lot in common with Air Traffic Control. Controllers usually manage multiple aircrafts at the same time and must make quick decisions to ensure their safety. Kenn develops the Findorff curriculum for field and office. That means, he juggles over 100 classes annually. We're glad Kenn is manning our "aircraft" and we are grateful for his commitment to our Company and to the employees.
Aaron Zutz: Senior Project Manager of the YearLike a circus performer, Findorff's Senior Project Manager, Aaron Zutz, can spin many plates at once. His true talent is the ability to compartmentalize large amounts of information from many sources and effectively communicate intricate details in simple terms.With over 10 years of experience in construction management, Aaron has much to be proud of. His biggest accomplishment to date has been serving as the Senior Project Manager for the construction of the new Verona Area High School and major renovations at three Verona Area School District buildings. This exceptional facility is ready and waiting for staff, students, and the community to enjoy the hard work he and his team put in over the last few years. Findorff is fortunate to have such a dedicated and detail-oriented Senior PM on our team!
John Tucker: Preconstruction Manager of the YearJohn says when people ask him what a Senior Preconstruction Manager does, he tells them that his background as an estimator and a project manager allows him to see things that aren’t there yet. We believe John's "super vision" provides our clients with an expertise in successfully negotiating projects from inception to contract and guiding them through the design and budgeting phases.Since he began with Findorff in 2011, one of John's favorite aspects of his role is collaborating with multiple contractors and vendors on bids as well as working to maximize the construction dollars to meet design goals. Everyone here at Findorff appreciates his construction industry dedication and extensive knowledge of cost.
Findorff: Green Builder of the YearSustainability is essential in our industry and drives everything we do. As an expert in sustainable construction, Findorff takes a holistic approach in our work to serve our project partners with their building goals. We also advance our culture and practice through the lens of sustainability to support the natural environment and local communities.
Findorff has been constructing sustainable buildings for decades, resulting in over $1.12 billion of LEED work. Findorff currently has 35 active and completed LEED projects. Led by Ben Austin, Findorff Sustainability Lead, we are excited to be positioned as the 2020 Top Wisconsin Contractor on ENR's Top 100 Green Design Firms and Contractor list.