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GROWING WITH THE CHANGES: WISE CONSTRUCTION HIRES 14 NEW TEAM MEMBERS OVER THE LAST FOUR MONTHS

It has been over a year and a half since the pandemic started and construction companies all over the world learned quickly how to accept the changes that COVID-19 instilled into their daily operations. Wise not only accepted these changes, we embraced them, and have grown with them.

The pandemic has made our teams stronger than ever before and we’ve continued to secure great work and clients, as well as great people to join our team—14 to be exact—across our Project Management, Field, Marketing, Estimating, MEP & VDC departments. Welcome Wise’s newest employees:

Ahad Zia, VDC Coordinator

Years in the industry: 4 years

Area of expertise: Designing electrical systems of new construction varied in the healthcare sector as well as commercial building

What are you enjoying most about being a Wise employee so far? “The experience and knowledge that I am getting from being around people that have been in the industry for so long is definitely beneficial for me and my career. The people that I am working with are amazing and so nice that it makes it a joy to come to work every morning. And now that Covid-19 has slowed down a bit, the events that Wise has started shows the company cares about having fun and enjoying which is great!”

Alexandra Comiskey, Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Years in the industry: James Madison Graduate - first year in the industry

Area of expertise: Marketing and Communications

What are you enjoying most about being a Wise employee so far? “I tend to be a little shy when I’m thrown into a new setting. So, to be greeted with such warmth and excitement on my first day at my first job out of college told me all I needed to know about Wise; it’s a company that I see myself growing with for years to come. I am so lucky to be a part of this family that every single employee talks so highly about.”

Chanel Smitherman, Estimator

Years in the industry: 4 years

Area of expertise: HVAC and Plumbing

What are you enjoying most about being a Wise employee so far? “So far at Wise I am really enjoying all the friendly people and the work-life-balance. Everyone is always in a great mood, and always willing to help in any way possible.”

Eric Piccolo, Assistant Superintendent

Years in the industry: University of Connecticut graduate and Walsh Brothers intern - first year in the industry

Area of expertise: Healthcare Field

What are you enjoying most about being a Wise employee so far? “So far I love being a Wise Employee. Everyone that I have had the pleasure to meet has welcomed me with open arms. The guys I am working with are very knowledgeable. They have been great at answering my questions and giving me opportunities to learn new things. They are also very funny and personable, and have made me feel at home since day one. It certainly makes getting up at 4:30 AM much more tolerable.”

Gabriela Santos, Assistant Project Manager

Years in the industry: 8 years

Area of expertise: Commercial Projects

What are you enjoying most about being a Wise employee so far? “What I’m enjoying most about being a Wise employee is being part of a cohesive/integrated team and at the same time learning many different management styles from the various projects I'm involved in.”

Jigar Patel, Assistant Project Manager

Years in the industry: 5 years

Area of expertise: Renovation projects such as Office Fit-ups, Retails, Healthcare, Banking

What are you enjoying most about being a Wise employee so far? “Wednesday Golf – I’m glad that Wise golf league energized me into starting golf as I was planning on starting golf past couple of years ago but I’m glad to start with Wise.”

Julia Kalaev, Project Manager

Years in the industry: 10 years

Area of expertise: Fit-out projects, civil and structural engineering

What are you enjoying most about being a Wise employee so far? “Wise has far exceeded all of my expectations. My coworkers are great; everyone is so helpful. Wise offers an amazing and positive work environment. I love that people don’t rush here, but rather think carefully. The result is quality product and strong service to the client and the end user.”

Kyle Webb, Assistant Project Manager

Years in the industry: 4 years

Area of expertise: Mainly in ground up construction focusing on Senior Living Facilities, Educational Renovations and Mixed-Use Commercial Building

What are you enjoying most about being a Wise employee so far? “So far I have most enjoyed the company culture here at Wise. There is a lot of exciting and interesting work going on throughout the company and everyone really takes on the team approach in delivering quality work, while also making time to step back and have some fun.”

Laura Player, CPSM, Chief Marketing Officer

Years in the industry: 11 years

Area of expertise: B2B Marketing and AEC Marketing

What are you enjoying most about being a Wise employee so far? “A lot of companies talk about their culture, but at Wise, we actually live it. It is authentic and you feel it as soon as you walk through the door. Our people are empowered to be entrepreneurial and free-thinking, and are by nature, hard-working. You can’t turn any corner in the office without hearing laughter. It’s the sound of teams working together and having a great time while doing it.”

Mark Gallagher: Senior Project Manager

Years in the industry: 15 years

Area of expertise: Institutional, Biotech, Healthcare, and Corporate renovations

What are you enjoying most about being a Wise employee so far? “So far the people are incredible, and it seems to be a team environment.”

Nicholas Fanjoy, Assistant Project Manager

Years in the industry: 3 years

Area of expertise: Ground up construction and renovations to schools/academic facilities, dormitories, gas stations, a veterinarian hospital and more

What are you enjoying most about being a Wise employee so far? “I really enjoy the company culture at Wise Construction.  From rodeos, ice cream days, cookouts, and golf Wednesdays, there is always activities going on to keep the office integrated and engaged.  It has made meeting people at Wise Construction much easier and has also been very fun.”

Ronald Sheehan, Superintendent

Years in the industry: 35 years

Area of expertise: Finish work in high rise buildings, tenant build-outs, and laboratories

What are you enjoying most about being a Wise employee so far? “I believe I’ve joined a growing company during a boom in Life Science. And, also a very well respected company in the construction industry.”

Ryan Finn, Assistant Superintendent

Years in the industry: First year (interned at Wise for four summers prior)

Area of expertise: Healthcare

What are you enjoying most about being a Wise employee so far? “What I am enjoying most about being a Wise employee so far is collaborating with a great team and gaining knowledge every day from working on a complex project.”

William Gallant, Superintendent

Years in the industry: 20 years

Area of expertise: High-end, luxury products with a focus on fit and finish

What are you enjoying most about being a Wise employee so far? “What I like most about Wise so far has been the professionalism of everyone I have met. The supers and employees all seem to really want to be here and enjoy their jobs, and I as well!”