Our final participant in our Five Employees, Five Questions blog series is Darrell Mercer. Let’s see what interesting stuff he had to say!
How long have you been with JCP? I have been with JCP for 3 and a half years.
How long have you been a project manager and what is the best part of it? I have been in construction management for over 25 years with the last 15 or so as a project manager. The job is stressful at times, but the best part is solving the daily problems and dealing with the myriad of different personalities and people (clients, owners, designers, subcontractors and more).
What is the most enjoyable project you’ve worked on? I have been involved in many interesting projects throughout the U.S., Canada and South America, but here at JCP Construction it was the Bader Philanthropies Headquarters. We basically transformed a 100 year old building into a modern, state-of-the-art facility that is a diamond in the rough in the Milwaukee inner city. The owner, designers and JCP had one goal and it was creating a gem!
What do you think future project managers need to know to be the best they can be? Keep learning. Be observant. Techniques and technology are constantly changing.
Tell us something about you that not many people know? I have a signature smile. 😊