Director of Operations
Growing up in Vista, California, Chris Albus knew from the young age of 18 that he wanted to pursue a career in the construction industry. With an ambitious goal of being a superintendent, he broke ground on his career, obtaining his first job at Lusardi Construction as a day laborer for their steel, stake, and lumber pile. Chris spent his time preparing the four-story tall lumber pile for the field by stripping, cleaning, oiling, and straightening the steel stakes with a sledgehammer and anvil.
Chris graduated from a four-year ABC program at Mira Mesa College in 1992, while maintaining a full-time job.
When asked to relocate to Arizona in 1995 by Lusardi Construction, Chris jumped at the opportunity to gain experience and grow his construction field skills. During his time as a superintendent for Lusardi Construction, Chris was given the opportunity to build a variety of projects; including the Chauncey Ranch Auto Mall Scottsdale, Perimeter Center Scottsdale, Bank of America Recovery Center, and multiple tilt-up warehouses. Through these experiences, Chris developed a passion for supporting the field team and project managers to help them maintain healthy balance in their work.
Chris began his career at Willmeng as operation support manager in 2016, where he served as the bridge between the field and the office. As a key communicator, he ensured superintendents maintained a healthy work balance that supported the project managers in the analysis of project scheduling and planning.
Chris currently serves as Willmeng’s Director of Field Operations, where he evaluates and improves field operations; including, hiring field personnel, proactively managing logistics, ensuring adequate skill level on projects, and offering resources to field staff.
As a member of the Arizona Growth Advisors Association, Chris has spent the last two years taking leadership courses around performance and management. He also works with the Arizona Department of Education to validate the Standards for Construction Technologies.
Chris deeply values time with his wife, Ronda, and leading his two young boys to carry out that same mutual respect for others. When Chris isn’t spending his weekends cheering on his sons at hockey and soccer games, he enjoys hitting the trail on his mountain bike. Some of his favorite places to ride are right in his backyard in North Phoenix.