Renovating Spaces and Transforming Communities – An Interview with Miles-McClellan Construction project executive Kevin Joseph
Change is good.
Many people will hear that phrase on numerous occasions throughout their lifetime. At Miles-McClellan Construction, we have seen the power of change firsthand through renovation projects that not only transform facilities and structures, but the communities that they call home. We not only change spaces, we change communities.
While change is good, it can also be challenging. Construction renovation projects require a talented team and smart construction solutions to successfully execute in a way that satisfies the client and contributes to impactful growth for the community. In this interview with Kevin Joseph, Miles-McClellan Construction project executive, learn about his unique experiences with renovation projects, particularly renovation projects in occupied facilities, and why he believes construction renovation is a powerful tool that not only creates safer, more beautiful spaces, but uplifts the spirit of a community.
Q: Why do you like working on renovations that take place in occupied facilities?
A: We appreciate working on renovations in occupied facilities because it presents unique challenges that test our problem-solving and project management skills. It’s satisfying to deliver successful projects while minimizing disruptions for the occupants. Additionally, the positive impact on these spaces, whether it’s creating a better work environment or improving a facility’s functionality, is highly rewarding.
Q: What do you and your team bring to the table when working in occupied facilities?
A: Our team brings a unique blend of expertise, adaptability and a good sense of humor to the table when it comes to renovations in occupied facilities. We thrive on challenges and are the go-to problem-solving partners. We understand the need for minimal disruption and are adept at keeping the atmosphere light and positive during the process.
Q: Can you provide an example of “how you saved the day” for a renovation and work project in an occupied facility?
A: One of our clients received a large, heavy delivery late on a Friday afternoon. They had no way to unload it or move the shipment into the building. Our on-site team was able to pull together labor from our other nearby sites to take care of the issue. This not only alleviated our client’s immediate concern but also showcased our ability to think on our feet and provide timely solutions, even in unexpected circumstances.
Q: Do you have specific advice for renovation clients?
A: Clearly define your goals, set a realistic budget and provide open communication. The reality of renovation projects is that unforeseen issues will happen. Working together, we can navigate the process more effectively and ensure a positive outcome for the job.