Meet Mike, one of Aspen’s top-performing project consultants. When he’s not hanging out with family at the lake or perfecting his golf swing, you can find him in his office or around town prospecting new projects. Read on to find out more about his Aspen story.
What does a typical day look like for you as a project consultant?
Mike: Generally I get to the office around 6 a.m. and begin checking my email, booking jobs and checking for service tickets. I schedule jobs, send out estimates and call homeowners. I leave the office around 9 a.m. to visit upcoming and in-progress jobs. This is my time to check on crews and make sure they have everything they need, in addition to making sure the jobs are going smoothly. I get back to the office between 4 and 6 p.m., and I use that time to respond to more emails and get up-to-date on things that have happened during the day.
What type of projects do you typically take on as a project consultant?
M: I take on new construction projects, in addition to referrals. I’m really familiar with the Kansas City area, its builders, and the process of building a new home, which makes it really easy. I’ve been in the business since 1995. I love the high volume and fast pace of new construction sales. The builders can be demanding, but it is super rewarding to be able to meet their demands.
What do you like about being a project consultant with Aspen?
M: I like being able to set my own schedule and the fact that I’m never limited in my ability to sell. There is no number that I am limited to. I can always do better and strive to get more jobs. I’m a people-person, so I like being able to chat with superintendents, whether it’s good or bad. I love seeing the new homes go up and being part of a team.
How has Aspen helped you grow as a professional?
M: I’ve always worked with my hands. Before Aspen, I was a Project Manager and I’ve also worked as a carpenter. Aspen helped me grow on the technology side of the business with the advanced systems we utilize. The technical growth and learning the ins and outs of new trades has helped me understand what it is to be a customer service-based owner. I have an awesome support group in my peers.
What has been your greatest moment at Aspen and why?
M: I’ve gotten all kinds of awards, but I don’t feel like I’ve reached [my greatest moment] yet. Being able to learn, adapt and fit into this role has been a great achievement. I’m appreciative of the opportunity to work beside Aspen’s CEO & President, Pat Nussbeck. His work ethic is amazing and definitely inspiring. I appreciate how hands-on he is, and it motivates me to work harder to achieve even more.