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McShane Construction Company’s Southwest Regional Team Continues to Grow with Three New Hires in Phoenix Office

May 9, 2018

Jim Kurtzman, Senior Vice President of McShane Construction Company’s Southwest Region, is pleased to announce that the Phoenix office is growing with the addition of three experienced veterans to the team.

Marc Roberts, LEED AP was hired as the new Director of Pre-Construction. Marc will lead McShane’s comprehensive pre-construction services for numerous projects within the multi-family, industrial, office and healthcare markets, among others. He is responsible for the preparation of cost estimates, value engineering, life cycle cost analyses, constructability reviews and project scheduling. Marc received his Masters of Architecture and Business Administration from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.

Elaine McLean is the newest Senior Project Manager to join McShane’s Phoenix office. She comes to the company with 16 years of professional experience within the development, design/build and general construction industry. Her responsibilities include managing McShane’s construction assignments within the multi-family market sector. In her role, she will administer and monitor various processes and documents pertaining to each assignment including scheduling, cost reporting and estimating. Elaine’s expertise will help expand on McShane’s existing Housing portfolio including Multi-Family, Senior Living, Student Housing and Hotels. She received her Masters of Environmental Planning from Arizona State University.

Brett Gonsowski joins McShane Construction as a Superintendent. He provides experience in producing and contributing to project take-offs, estimating, budgeting, contracting, purchasing and invoicing. Brett’s professional and detailed approach to managing projects’ on-site operations maximizes manpower and efficiencies, all while enhancing quality and safety. He has an extensive background in building a wide variety of Housing projects. Brett received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology and Construction Management from Western Illinois University and received his Construction Management Certification from Northern Illinois University.

“We are excited to continue growing the Phoenix office with new talent. Each person brings a different set of skills and we know that McShane Construction will continue to develop in the Southwest Region,” stated Kurtzman. All three new hires each have over 16 years of experience in the construction industry. Marc, Elaine and Brett are all members of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).