VICE PRESIDENT OPERATIONS
Chris Burns started in the construction industry in 1989 and has worked as a laborer, carpenter, project manager, Chief Estimator and division manager. He is responsible for the strategic planning and continued expansion of our construction services. Chris’ goals include providing sites free of incidents and injuries, inclusion of small and disadvantaged businesses, and partnerships with local communities and trade partners.
Words to live by:
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Sports movies filmed in my hometown
Miles I ran, biked, or hiked last year
Passionate, loving, intelligent children,
(including the newest addition born March 6)
Q&A session with: Chris Burns
Why do you love what you do?
I initially loved the sense of accomplishment and the craftsmanship that goes into building. In the second stage of my career, I have grown to love building a high performance team and watching them build and provide an experience that creates value for all stakeholders.
What inspires you?
My daughter who runs cross country without regard to her asthma; my son who has crossed the country three times to chase his dreams; and my oldest daughter who packed her bags and moved 1,800 miles to pursue an education in the field in which she is most passionate.
What do you hope your legacy in the construction industry will be?
There are physical monuments that will outlast my years in the industry. Each will represent the wonderful experiences I have had with clients, architects, engineers, Trade Partners, craft workers, and associates. These will be lasting tributes to a life of relationships that met and exceeded the challenges of our built environment.
What problems do you enjoy solving?
Working alongside the project owners, designers, and engineers in collaboration. It’s a great sense of accomplishment to be part of a team that can use each other’s skillsets to come up with innovations that bring value to serve the project’s mission.