Introducing Our Project Managers

Last month we highlighted the dedicated individuals that make up our office staff (Marci Nava, Brian Dutro, and Matt Lovering) in “Introducing New Faces at Jeff King & Co.” Though you may not always see our extended team of project managers and carpenters in the Jeff King & Co office, their roles warrant the same recognition in the broad scheme of our company.

Today we introduce two project managers that oversee on-site operations of Jeff King & Co projects: Eric Aurandt and Conor McDonald. Keep reading to find out what they bring to the table as capable team leaders and why they’ve chosen the Bay Area for a career in green building.

ERIC AURANDT Project Manager

What attracted you to this company?

I appreciate the quality of work and excellent communication in-house.

Tell us a little about your professional background:

My background is in fine art and sculpting. I worked for the Fabrication and Design Department at New York City’s Guggenhiem Museum and also as a carpenter and lead carpenter for General Contractors in NYC for over eleven years. Upon moving to San Francisco, I also spent more than five years as a Foreman and Superintendant.

What is your greatest strength as a project manager?

My greatest strength is patience and the ability to stay calm and make difficult decisions in very stressful situations.

How does your past experience make you well suited for a project management position?

After more than a decade of putting high quality work in place, I have first-hand knowledge of what it takes to achieve the high level of output at Jeff King & Co. I aim to impart this knowledge to my crew and various trade contractors on every project.

How do you strive for excellence in your position, setting Jeff King & Co apart from other companies?

To achieve excellence, I admit to myself (and others) that I don’t know everything. My goal is to constantly improve my knowledge base in both building and human relations.

Something you love about San Francisco:

San Francisco has great trees and air. I feel like it is city and country rolled into one.

In 2011, you are looking forward to:

In 2011, I look forward to watching my two-year old, Emmett, and my two-month old, Marsden, grow up.

CONOR MCDONALD Project Manager 

What attracted you to this company?

I’m drawn to the commitment to green building practices, the high standards, and interesting work.

Tell us a little about your professional background:

I grew up working construction for a family friend during the summers. After college, I moved to Lake Tahoe and started working as an Apprentice Carpenter for a high-end custom builder, Custom Quality Construction. When I moved to San Francisco, I held positions with various companies; I first continued working as an Apprentice Carpenter for a general contractor in the city, Dohrmann Construction. I then worked for Podesta Construction as a Carpenter, and later as a Lead Carpenter, before joining Jeff King & Co.

What is your greatest strength as a project manager?

My greatest strengths are my meticulous nature, calm demeanor, and ability to see problems and solutions well in advance.

Something you love about San Francisco:

I love the diverse and unique cast of characters.

In 2011, you are looking forward to:

I look forward to getting certified as a Green Building Professional.

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