AJ's career began in 2016 when he joined a small contractor in the oil and gas industry as a Project Engineer. At this versatile company, he worked alongside skilled tradespeople like ironworkers, plumbers, boiler makers, operators, and masons, engaging in a wide range of projects, from storage tank repairs to new construction within the refinery sector. His journey with this company commenced as an intern during his college years, and upon earning a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Wayne State University, he transitioned into a full-time role.
In 2018, AJ ventured to Washington, where he contributed his expertise to Apollo Mechanical, a prominent mechanical contractor. Here, he spent three years overseeing their fabrication shop before embracing a new challenge with the ICON team as a Project Manager. Throughout his career, he has had the privilege of working on notable projects, including those for Microsoft and a significant hotel venture in Everett, Washington.
What AJ finds most captivating about the construction industry is its ever-changing nature. While the industry follows cycles, each day presents a fresh set of challenges distinct from the previous ones. He thrives on the complexities of addressing these unique challenges and tailoring solutions that align seamlessly with clients' needs.
AJ brings a distinctive perspective to his role as a Project Manager, drawing from his hands-on experience as a plumber and pipefitter during his time in the Army. His tenure as a Project Manager and Fab Shop Manager, coupled with his expertise in Revit, equips him with the ability to identify and fulfill clients' requirements, even those they might not be fully aware of. With AJ at the helm, you can trust that your project will not only meet but exceed expectations, thanks to his dedication and multifaceted expertise.
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