Meet Andy Poling - Project Manager and September's Hard Hat Hang-Up feature.
Andy was first introduced to the construction industry as a kid, working on house projects with his father and constantly building something. Andy switched his major to construction management from architecture, and it is this combination of design and construction that has fueled his passion and skill for his job. When asked what he likes most about being a PM, Andy explains that it's the challenges and growth mindset. "I am exposed to a wealth of knowledge from the contracting field crews to owners, designers and the overall project team. This allows me to continue to grow my knowledge within the construction industry."
Andy's most memorable and rewarding moment in his career was when he was given the opportunity to advance from a Project Engineer to a Project Manager, adding "I am very goal oriented, so being able to achieve this allowed me to successfully check off one of my goals and continue to push forward toward achieving more."
When Andy is not at work, he enjoys traveling with his wife and son in their camper!
1. What got you into the construction industry?
I grew up working with my dad on car projects, house projects and always building something. I got involved in Architectural design in Highschool, which turned me towards the construction industry. When I did not get accepted into the Architecture program, I started my own design company and changed my major to construction management. This was the best combination to allow me to continue my design passion while working in the construction industry.
2. What do you enjoy doing when you’re not at work?
I enjoy traveling with my wife and Son. We purchased a camper in 2020 and have enjoyed traveling around and exposing out son to all the exciting times of traveling.
3. What do you like most about being a project manager?
I enjoy the challenges within the project and working to solve the issues that come up. I am also exposed to a wealth of knowledge from the contracting field crews to owners, designers, and the overall project team. This allows me to continue to grow my knowledge within the construction industry.
4. What has been a rewarding/memorable moment in your career?
Being given the opportunity to continually grow my career from a project engineer into a project manager roll. I am very goal oriented, so being able to achieve this allowed me to successfully check off one of my goals and continue pushing toward achieving more goals.
5. What’s your favorite thing about working at CCG?
CCG is a very family-oriented company with present growth within the company.
6. What project are you currently working on right now?
Woodyard Station but have been helping with estimating while we are waiting on final permit approvals.