Chief Operating Officer, Preconstruction Manager
The adage “there is no substitute for experience” accurately describes Mike. Born in Hawthorne, Nev., and raised in Carson City, Mike spent his high school summers working in the construction industry. His jobs included underground pipe installation and cabinetry work in the area casinos.
Mike moved to Arizona in 1978 and attended Arizona State University. In 1983 he graduated with a bachelor of science degree from ASU’s College of Construction. He moved up the ranks at various development and construction companies in Arizona and Nevada before joining Willmeng in 2011 as Chief Operating Officer.
Mike’s primary role is to provide leadership and manage the daily business operations from preconstruction to project completion. He brings a dynamic dimension to Willmeng, utilizing his diverse knowledge and experience to position Willmeng as a leading general contractor in Arizona.
The greatest satisfaction of working at Willmeng is twofold, Mike says.
“For me it’s the people and the culture. Those two are the greatest assets of this company.”
Family also plays an important role in Mike’s life, and he also makes volunteering on Willmeng’s behalf a priority. He gives of himself to Andre House and works the grill flipping hamburgers and hotdogs for the NAIOP Arizona feeding the homeless philanthropic program.
Mike is a LEED Accredited Professional, a title that helps influence his recommendations and approach in all projects to be thinking sustainability. His approach to the business is also buoyed by focus and vision.
“The best advice I’ve been given is that there are no substitutes for honesty and integrity. You also have to treat people as you would like to be treated. And the sharing of information is vital. It lets others do their job better and helps you as well. We all report to someone else. Why not make everyone look good.”
When he’s not in the office, Mike enjoys family, boating, traveling, and spending time in Rocky Point.
- Chandler 101 Business Park | 140,000 SF | $10.8 million
- Chandler 101 Business Park parking garage | $2.8 million
- The Reserve at San Tan – Phase 2 |104,000 SF | $6.1 million
- Allred Park Place – Phase 2 | 258,000 SF | $20.5 million
- ASU East ISTB III | 37,000 SF | $8.9 million | LEED Gold Certified
- Santander Tenant Improvement | 140,000 SF | $5.6 million
- Infusionsoft Tenant Improvements | 160,000 SF | $6.8 million