Posted on April 23, 2019 in Employee News
Welcome: Joel McWilliams
Russell is excited to announce the newest addition to our team, JOEL MCWILLIAMS, as our Director of Preconstruction Services!
In this role, Joel will provide leadership to Russell’s Preconstruction Department in addition to design management, technical knowledge and value-added services to ensure client satisfaction throughout the entire preconstruction process. As an innovative Construction Professional Joel brings a proven ability to successfully direct highly diverse projects – varying in size, cost and geography against aggressive time, quality and cost demands.
At Russell, we just don’t build buildings, we also build relationships. It’s how we set ourselves apart from our competitors. The quality and professionalism we provide to our clients is of the utmost importance to us and them.
“As we continue to grow our success depends on our clients. I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with this amazing team to develop and mentor them, but also further grow our client relationships and find unique solutions to refine the processes during the discovery and preconstruction phase of a project. I believe this will allow us to better serve our clients and partners,” stated Joel McWilliams.
A graduate of the University of Nebraska with a bachelor’s degree in Construction Engineering Technology, Joel brings over 22 years of operational leadership and preconstruction experience, working for two major general contractors in the Project Executive role. Most recently he served as Partner for a professional Midwestern owner representative and program management services firm based in Omaha, NE.
Joel brings a broad skill set encompassing the entire development and construction process in addition to a diverse array of project types ranging from a $12 million office building in Phoenix, AZ to a $291 million Convention Center in Omaha, NE. He has also served in the United States Marine Corps in an Infantry Division attaining the rank of Corporal.
In his spare time, Joel loves to spend time with his family outside, golfing and woodworking. He is also active in multiple charity organizations and looks forward to continuing that in the Quad Cities area.
“I am blessed and excited to be part of this amazing team and look forward to an exciting future with Russell, our clients and partners,” stated Joel.
Welcome to team Russell!