Signs of prolonged growth triggers additional hires at Plano-Coudon Construction
Fueled by positive signals from the economy and its own strategic growth plan, Plano-Coudon Construction has added six new skilled and professional staff members to its team.
Improvements in Maryland’s economy, increased contract opportunities especially in the commercial sector, and signs of prolonged opportunities for growth convinced Plano-Coudon leaders that it was time to expand the staff, said Ryan Coudon, founder and owner. In total, the Baltimore company has added more than a dozen new staff members since the beginning of the year.
“Our business strategy has been to stay diversified and grow in multiple market segments, so we feel confident these hiring decisions will facilitate growth and create the capacity to handle more and larger projects,” Coudon said.
Plano-Coudon’s latest hires include individuals with degrees from the University of Delaware, Virginia Tech and Indiana State; training from the Associated Builders and Contractors; experience in the military; and track records of completing everything from small commercial fit-outs to major construction projects in hospitals, schools, universities, sports stadiums and retail centers.
Plano-Coudon is pleased to welcome the following new staff members.
- Paul Prosser IV, a graduate of Villanova University and the Associated Builders and Contractors’ four-year apprenticeship program, will serve as a carpenter foreman. With nine years experience in the construction industry, Prosser has worked as a carpenter on commercial and residential projects, as well as an assistant superintendent who coordinated the work of subcontractors.
- William Updike, who earned a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Indiana State University, joins Plano-Coudon as a superintendent. Updike who has more than 13 years of industry experience, previously served as lead superintendent for several contractors, handling projects ranging from retail developments to renovations at Navy Stadium to a $95-million commercial building.
- Ryan Morton – a graduate of the Western School of Technology and Environmental Science, and a former Marine – joins Plano-Coudon as superintendent. Morton previously worked as a superintendent for several large contractors, overseeing a wide range of projects including hospital renovations, school projects and commercial buildings.
- Steve Ruppert joins Plano-Coudon as an estimator. A graduate of the Building Construction program at Virginia Tech and a 30-year industry veteran, Ruppert spent the last 20 years working as a senior estimator on all types of projects, including schools, universities, municipal buildings, shopping centers, apartments and historic renovations.
- Ed Wasilewski becomes the newest foreman in Plano-Coudon’s Small Projects Division. A member of the construction industry since graduating from high school, Wasilewski has worked for drywall and general contractors in Baltimore, and supervised multiple projects at Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus.
- Michael Junkin, a recent graduate of the University of Delaware with a degree in mechanical and civil engineering, joins Plano-Coudon as a project engineer. A three-time intern with the company, Junkin said the internship exposed him to a variety of construction projects and taught him about project management, estimating and best industry practices.
About Plano-Coudon Construction
- Based in Baltimore City, Plano-Coudon Construction brings big-company sophistication, small-company flexibility, an engineer’s mindset and unparalleled enthusiasm to a broad range of construction projects. Since opening in 1998, we have developed deep expertise in multiple construction sectors, including education, healthcare, life sciences, mission critical, industrial, commercial, residential, religious/nonprofit and sustainable construction. We live by the motto: Your vision is our mission. Determined to be a trusted construction advisor and a best-in-class contractor, we work to fully understand – and meet – each client’s goals.
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