President ENR Top 200 Contractor

President Opportunity  
ENR Top 200 GC/CM

Summary/Reason for Opening/Company and Opportunity Data Points 

Building on a 133-year history of craftsmanship, a strong work ethic, attention to detail and quality, our client has grown into one of the top construction management firms in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Beginning in the early 1990’s the Company transitioned from family ownership to the current ownership model. Over the last 30 plus years the current President & CEO, his leadership team and their employees have been instrumental in transitioning the Company from a family-owned GC into one of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic’s leading GC/CM firms.
The President & CEO is currently transitioning ownership to an ESOP and is looking to transition to a CEO & Chairman role over the next few years. Due to these changes, the Company is looking to bring on a new President with the opportunity to move into the CEO role. The new President will be joining the Company at a very exciting time with record revenue and an established regional market with offices throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, a diversified client base and the transition to an employee-owned Company.

  • ENR Top 200 Northeast/Mid-Atlantic GC/CM with over 300 team members located in, Lancaster PA, Philadelphia PA, Wilmington DE, Parsippany NJ, Baltimore MD, Harrisburg PA, Vienna VA, Hamden CT.
  • Merit shop organization.
  • A diversified project portfolio that includes Senior Living, Healthcare, Industrial, Education, Manufacturing, Corporate and Cultural and Community related projects.
  • A culture of continuous improvement, employee engagement and a “Do the Right Thing” attitude.
  • Self-perform Concrete subsidiary and Carpentry division.
  • Undergoing a transition to 100% employee ownership.
  • Successfully utilizing Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS).
  • Company is profitable and debt free. No turn around or structural issues to repair.
  • No family members/drama.
  • Due to succession planning over the next several years the new President will have opportunity to choose a few new members of their leadership team.
  • Training and development program that has produced a significant group of future leaders.
  • Long term client relationships in all geographic and market sectors.
  • Strong subcontractor relationships.
  • Processes and systems in place to scale and grow the Company.
  • Strong leadership teams in home office and largest of division offices.
  • Lucrative compensation package including commensurate base salary and short-term bonus, LTIP incentive, supplemental retirement program and perquisites associated with President position.

Reporting Relationships:

Reports to:CEO
Reporting Structure:Five Regional SVP’s/VP’s, VP of Quality Control, VP of Senior Living and VP of Self Perform Concrete subsidiary.
Reporting relationships will evolve as transition to CEO occurs.
Location:Company is headquartered in Lancaster Pennsylvania.

Candidate Profile:

The preferred candidate will have a 25-plus year track record of achievement in the construction industry. Must have demonstrated P&L leadership for a single or ideally a multi-location business unit with annual revenue exceeding $500M. Undergraduate degree with continued learning and or MBA desired. They will have strong working knowledge and experience with continuous improvement and quality improvement methodology and a history of success in leading cultural and organizational change.

  • Someone who is in the prime of their career with the necessary skills to make the jump into the C-Suite.
  • Equally attractive is someone with fire in their belly and a good 15 plus year runway.
  • Must have a passion for the construction industry.
  • An innate sense of curiosity.
  • Involvement in industry associations.
  • A hands-on, collaborative, and decisive leader that is comfortable driving processes and holds themselves and those around them accountable.
  • Demonstrated experience in complex problem solving and creativity.
  • Capable leader in balancing qualitive goals while achieving best of class profitability.
  • A passion for developing people. Experienced serving as mentor and coach.
  • Must be comfortable driving change.
  • Someone with vision who understands that operational policy, structure, and repeatability make that vision reality.
  • A strong understanding of financial metrics.
  • A self-aware leader with a high degree of emotional intelligence. The talent to read people, understand their needs and feelings and act in a way that maximizes their trust and motivation.
  • A person of vision and realistic optimism.
  • Experience in strengthening emerging geographical markets.
  • Strong decision-making capabilities.
  • Skilled contract negotiation capabilities.

The First Year

  • Observe, listen, and learn.
  • Embrace the Company’s core values:
    • Accountability – We do what we say.
    • Safety – Work Smart. Think Safe.
    • Integrity – Do the right thing.
    • Collaboration – Stronger together.
    • Continuous improvement – Get better every day.
    • Development – Invested in people.
  • Acclimation and six-month onboarding initiative.
  • Begin developing relationships with CEO and current C-Suite including Division Managers.
  • Review organization chart and reporting structures.
  • Begin succession planning for key roles, including yourself.
  • Begin introductions to all outside vendors including, clients, financial and insurance providers, subcontractors, architects, engineering firms.
  • Embrace and utilize the EOS process.
  • Lead the Operational Excellence Team-Embrace Team #1 approach. (OET is your Team).
  • Create a culture of delivering an A-Level construction experience to all clients.