As building code laws, innovative technologies and design trends continue to evolve, who would you rather have working on your project: the design/build team that invests the time for professional development, earning certifications and continuing education credits, and networking with peers or the contractor who can’t be bothered?
The design/build team at Feinmann is the former. Starting at the top is company founder and President, Peter Feinmann, a certified remodeler, who often participates in networking events. He is an active member of EM NARI (Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry) and has been part of roundtable organizations for many years. He recently rejoined Remodelers Advantage and participated in their three-day intensive meetings in Charleston, S.C. where he was voted MVP of his group.
Architect Barney Maier attends architectural conferences and has been a longtime member of organizations such as the Boston Society of Architects (BSA) and American Institute of Architects (AIA). He has a natural intellectual curiosity that drives him to read and understand the latest trends and technologies.
Craig Oman, a recent addition to the Project Management team at Feinmann, has attended Dun & Bradstreet seminars on time management and continues to attend classes focusing on business and construction. Steve Prittie, another one of our PMs, recently renewed his Construction Supervisors License (CSL) and recently took a 12 hour online seminar on deep energy retrofitting. Tammy Russo is our universal design and senior specialist. Hailey Chapman is taking classes to earn her AKBD (Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer) certification from National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA).
Finally, production manager David Wittig also attended the same Remodelers Advantage conference where he met with his peers. “It was nice to be able to put your head together with eight to ten other [production managers] battling the same issues. It’s surprising how similar many of the challenges we face are despite being from different part of the country,” Dave says. “I definitely came away with strategies and ideas to try in my area of practice.”
Why does this matter to our clients? Why should it matter to potential clients? We approach professional development and growth the way we approach our projects: we strive to excel, offering the best expertise and craftsmanship, the best finished product possible, and the best customer service we know how. And what we don’t know, we learn.