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.


How long have you been in the construction industry?

    • 8 years

What problem would you love to solve for the construction industry?

    • At the heart of AJ's approach is a comprehensive understanding of the end-to-end project process, from initial bidding to final closure. This is achieved through thorough cross-training and a profound grasp of the distinct roles within the team, ensuring project requirements are met efficiently. His ultimate goal is to optimize client profitability, adhere to the owner's budget, and consistently deliver the highest-quality results in every project.

What’s your favorite project you’ve worked on?

    • Microsoft Campus Refresh in Redmond, Washington. His greatest source of satisfaction stems from his hands-on involvement in the fabrication shop, where he relished the opportunity to witness the transformation of raw materials into the final deliverables for clients. During this time, he took pleasure in devising innovative processes and optimizing existing ones, all in pursuit of greater efficiency and enhanced project outcomes.

If you could live anywhere in America, where would it be?

    • Michigan holds a special place in his heart, thanks to the allure of the Great Lakes and cherished childhood memories spent with family. On the other hand, North Carolina beckons with its unique blend of lush greenery, affordability, and a way of life deeply rooted in traditional family values. Both locations offer distinct charms, making the choice a delightful dilemma.
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