One of our most recent project management hires, Todd Roberts, has worked in the construction industry for years. But from day one at UMC, Inc., Todd knew there was something different here. In his words, “there’s just something that stands out about UMC, Inc.”
Todd started working as a project manager for various plumbing and mechanical contractors. But in his previous positions, he never quite got why things always felt rushed and haphazard. Something was always being forgotten or not communicated clearly, which affected project timelines and morale. It made the job more stressful for him and led him to look for other opportunities. Luckily he found UMC, Inc, and in his short time here at UMC, Inc., Todd has already realized that overseeing large projects doesn’t have to be that way!
Todd is currently working on several projects, including the Pioch Village complex, a 402-unit project in Park City, Utah, with Newstar Construction. It’s a challenging project because it’s one of our largest and a more high-end project. But, even though the project is challenging, Todd doesn’t feel stressed like he used to because of the UMC, Inc. systems and processes.
See, what makes UMC, Inc. stand out for Todd is the way we track things. The organizational systems we have in place allow Todd to stay up to date on all the essential data and parameters for each project. So he knows precisely how productive our team is on the job site and how well we are doing at meeting timelines. That attention to organization and detail makes it a lot for Todd to coordinate with the on-site team and the general contractors. At the end of the week or month, Todd knows that everything is going to balance out, and everyone will know how things are going with the project. He never had that in previous project management work, which made his job harder. To Todd, UMC, Inc.’s attention to organization and planning is a huge advantage in the industry and helps us deliver for our partners.
Another aspect of UMC, Inc.’s planning and organizational approach that Todd loves is the company’s commitment to follow through. He used to see project timeframes and work that never panned out because of poor organization and follow-through, but not here. Todd’s learned quickly that at UMC, Inc., if we say that we are getting something done, we are getting it done! That commitment to honesty and integrity on and off the job site has impressed Todd and has made it such a joy to work at the company.
We’re grateful to have Todd as part of the team and his wonderful insights into what makes UMC, Inc. so great. Employees like him who learn who we are and what we stand for quickly help us grow and become better with each project. With Todd’s help and our many other excellent employees like him, the future is bright for UMC, Inc.