Nick began his construction career at Mishawaka High School in Mishawaka, Indiana in shop class where he found his calling. After discovering his passion for construction, he was accepted to the Mishawaka Building Trades Program in 2005. Over the course of the 2 year program, Nick got his hands dirty as he put on a tool belt and spent the better part of his high school days working with a team of his peers and an experienced professional (David Chimel) to deliver a series of top quality single family homes.
Upon graduation, Nick was accepted to Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN to the Building Construction Management (BCM) Program. After four years, three internships, part time jobs in the food courts and iTap, and offices in Phi Sigma Pi and Sigma Lambda Chi, Nick graduated early May of 2011 at the top of his class. Two weeks later, he had left Indiana and was moving in to his new apartment in Dallas, TX to start his career as a field engineer at Hensel Phelps Construction Co.
Field Engineering in Dallas and Galveston
After getting settled at his new place, he started his career at the Love Field Modernization Program on the roadways, entry, and utilities project. After a short 9 month stay in Dallas, he jumped on an opportunity presented to go build the largest new hospital the Texas Gulf had seen post-Ike in Galveston, TX. Nick spent February 2012 to September of 2014 living in Galveston as the lead field engineer at the Jennie Sealy Replacement Hospital project and the last 3 months leading the charge of the enabling projects for the new Hobby Airport International Terminal.
Advancement and Today
Shortly after the groundbreaking, Nick jumped at an opportunity to move to Austin to work at the Austin-Bergstrom Terminal East Infill Project as an Office Engineer. After an a very successful project, Nick then went on to University of Texas Dell Medical School to get the young team there on the right track. After a year of leading his peers forward to success, a opportunity to get back into the field as full fledge Project Engineer for DPR Construction presented itself and Nick jumped at the opportunity. Nick is now happily employed by DPR managing the quality control program and owner relations for the brand new University of Texas Robert B. Rowling Hall Graduate School of Business.
Off the job site, Nick can be found around town walking his Dachshund Indy, enjoying a weekend on the Texas coast fishing and camping, playing sand volleyball with his friends at the Austin Sports and Social Club, and spending quality time by the pool with his friends.