JOHN
nowoj
[SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT]

I love this industry. I understand what's important about the building process. And I just really love what I do.

Elevating customer relationships

The depth and breadth of what Mortenson offers empowers us to be better for our customers. We don’t just build things. We leverage our product knowledge and expertise to make our customers’ dreams come true. For instance, we had a customer in Seattle who didn’t realize we offer solutions beyond construction. So they were impressed when we brought in our development experts to discuss leveraging the customer’s existing land assets and accessing third party capital for their future needs. Our customer immediately recognized the value in these services. Now we are their go-to partner!

Innovating from the ground up

True innovation comes from hands-on understanding. I believe it’s important for our team members to get out in the field and connect with the frontline craft teams. Once they understand how it all works, they can influence innovation. They’ll find ways to make a job easier, or to help the team be safer and more efficient. And this culture of innovation builds upon itself – because the craft team will then start innovating ways to improve productivity in their own roles. When people feel empowered to try new things, or do things in different ways, it’s incredible to see what they invent.

Leading the way to impact

What’s most exciting about Mortenson is that each person is a leader. We all have the ability to make an impact, not only on our projects, but also in our communities and in the world. Leadership isn’t a role you grow into – it’s where you start, and you just deepen those skills through your career. I think this concept is really important for our younger team members to hear, and to know we expect that of them.