Mike's commitment to transparency creates a high level of trust with clients.
Mike joined Green Hammer in January 2015, bringing more than 16 years of experience in construction management to his role as Build-Team Manager. He’s worked on a variety of projects — ranging from luxury custom homes in the Rocky Mountains to a 750,000-square-foot hospital in Georgia.
Mike is highly skilled at developing systems that allow managers of complex projects to maximize efficiency and minimize costs. His commitment to transparency allows him to create a high level of trust with clients and a strong sense of teamwork among his colleagues. He and his family moved to Portland from Atlanta, where he most recently managed a team of 190 personnel as a subcontractor for the Martin Army Community Hospital in Fort Benning, Georgia. He oversaw the installation of more than 2.5 million square feet of drywall in the hospital, which is pursuing LEED Silver certification.
Mike’s passion for green building started at a young age when, growing up in the Midwest, he watched a large forest near his house get transformed into a subdivision. Drawn to both the trees and the bulldozers, he pursued a degree in Construction Management and Architectural Science from Western Kentucky University, and infused green building concepts into as many projects as possible.
“I like helping people identify through the natural environment that we are all part of nature,” Mike says.
When he is not working, Mike (a collegiate swimmer) and his wife, Amy, can often be found taking their two kids to the local pool, mountain biking or skiing around Mount Hood, or studying permaculture.
“Permaculture encompasses everything I am passionate about, from green building to local food security to nutrient density,” he says. “I’m excited to be in the Northwest, where we can really set roots.”