GREG
werner
[SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT]

I’m always looking for ways to give team members the opportunity to try new things and do things differently.

Placing a premium on safety

As I look to the future of our business, I’m focused on finding innovative ways to execute work without injuries. We still face situations where people get hurt – and that is just unacceptable. So I consider questions like, what can we automate to execute the riskiest parts of our projects? What does next-level safety look like, and how can we make it happen? I want to reach the point where there is never an injury on any project we build – let alone in the industry. Because it is possible.

Putting the “extra” in exceptional

Customers expect certain things from their building partner. On-time, on-budget delivery. Worker and jobsite safety. Ongoing communication. These things are rightfully expected but are they exceptional? I don’t think so. To provide an exceptional experience, we’ve got to go beyond the expected. We need to help our customers anticipate what’s coming, know what to watch out for and see opportunities to improve their project. Once we are seen as a catalyst for helping our customers create success within their own organizations – that’s how we’ll know we’ve created an exceptional experience.

Building on the concept of teamwork

We tackle big, complex projects, and there can be some tough days. Working as a team is where the rubber meets the road and to me, it’s the most exciting part of our business. Because when you look at our company, our projects and the types of things we build, it takes an incredible team – and incredible teamwork – to ultimately accomplish what we can do.

PERSONAL PASSIONS

I’m really passionate about supporting organizations that focus on the health and well-being of our future generations. I’ve been most active with the Barrington’s Children’s Charity, which is all about caring for children within our community and neighboring communities.

And the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, focusing on providing safe, compassionate care for kids. To me, there’s nothing more important than making sure our children are healthy, happy, and supported as they grow.

     


INTERESTS

  • Triathlons
  • Time at the lake
  • Wake surfing

HOME STATE
Wisconsin

INDUSTRY TENURE
31 years

MORTENSON MOMENT
Building the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in downtown Chicago

BOARDS & MEMBERSHIPS

Harper College Foundation
Board of Directors

Young President’s Organization

VOLUNTEERISM

Barrington Children's Charities
Board of Directors
 
City of Hope Chicago
Council Member