Mike Walters - Senior Construction Project Manager How long have you worked for Iconica? Almost…
At Iconica, one of our core values is employee success; one component of employee success is helping our employees excel by providing a challenging yet fun work environment. And as part of that fun environment, we want to celebrate our successes! We take time out to celebrate and recognize our achievements and milestones. Recently, we have had a lot to celebrate!
Jeff Eaton, Kathy Pientka, Scott Fehrman and Alan Theobald are all reaching 20 years of service with Iconica this year. We cannot thank these employees enough for their continued service and dedication to Iconica. We were able to celebrate with an Iconica “roast” for Jeff Eaton and an Iconica “this is your life” for Kathy Pientka. We enjoyed these opportunities to celebrate with Jeff and Kathy, and we look forward to upcoming celebrations for Scott and Alan.
Recently, two of our Project Managers, Zain Heitz and Mike Walters, were promoted to Senior Project Manager. At Iconica, we strive to provide challenging professional growth opportunities for every employee in exchange for their embracing the values of the company each and every day. Both Zain and Mike are perfect examples of individuals who embrace the Iconica values each and every day.
Congratulations to all of our employees! We look forward to many more celebrations!
What is your WHY for staying with Iconica?
Over the years, Iconica has been ever evolving the way we deliver projects, both in the office and in the field. It is satisfying to have a say in how that process develops over time and then seeing change happen. It isn’t always easy, but in the long run Iconica is in a much better place today than when I first started. I like to think that I had a small part to play in that success.
With your experience in your field and your experience with Iconica, how does that help a client?
I have a pretty decent grasp of the technical aspects of our projects, an understanding of real estate development and knowledge of business risks. That, coupled with a strength in communications, gives me the ability to see issues – and questions – from a customer perspective and in turn help education and inform our clients about things that concern (or should concern) them.
What is your WHY for staying with Iconica so long?
The size of Iconica is such that you can know and work with everyone. The design/build structure here works really well. Working together, we can go through designs with the architecture, engineering and construction teams to make sure we don’t miss anything and resolve issues before they come up.
Why have you worked here for twenty years?
Being a seasoned superintendent, when things are going a little rocky, that’s normal. When things are going too smooth, I get nervous, like, ‘What did I miss?’ It’s just the job; I expect problems, but I enjoy what I do. I enjoy seeing the buildings go up. It’s nice to say, ‘I did that,’ or drive by and say,‘I remember that building.’ To me, that’s what keeps you going.