Being a project manager may be very stressful since you have to manage people who all lead separate lives while dealing with time and financial restrictions.
We had the pleasure of speaking with Jerimiah Olson this week. who will be our northwest regional manager.
It’s just something that I wanted to do, I worked in the field my whole life, I wanted to advance myself. I never really thought about it, I’ve been in the construction industry my whole life and wanted to do something different, new challenges, right?
I guess my favorite part is problem solving and creating the solutions to those problems. To me it’s trying to find creative solutions to unique problems.
Collaborating with others, that’s when problems can arise, shipping, logistics.
The hardest part is failing, losing money on a project. It can be caused by a number of things (weather, inspections, tradesmen, combinations) it’s never one thing, its general a combination of what one person did, or the weather did, in my experience anyways, no one’s perfect and it’s painting, industrial painting. We all strive to be better each day than the day before, or we should.
In a personal aspect it has increased critical thinking.
To me, it would go beyond the financial, a successful project is one where everyone’s happy, the customers to the contractors in what they achieved. To me, it’s always been construction, building the world, I guess it’s more the overall satisfaction of seeing what you did and knowing it and seeing it. Everyone needs money, it’s got be there, otherwise the company wouldn’t exist, and the financial aspect is important, but it’s more than that to be a successful project, because not all successful projects are financially successful, if the customer has a good product, they’re satisfied with it. If you spend all the time focused on the financials, you can lose out on the joy.
Don’t over think or stress about things, I use to stress about things really bad that you have no control over that you wish you had control over and it’s not healthy, and it’s not healthy for your family, don’t stress the small stuff, and to focus on the big picture.Contact Champion