KEVIN SCHWARTZ · Superintendent
What was the last project you worked on? What was exciting about it?
The last project I worked on was the Capital One Café in Kansas City. The most exciting part about it was the feeling of accomplishment after demolishing the former retail space to a white box space and then rebuilding it into a Capital one Café. Also, traveling to the Midwest where I had never been before. During my time there I visited some of the museums there and made friends with plans to visit next fall.
What has been the most valuable lesson learned in your 19 years of career?
The most valuable lesson I have learned is that everyone involved on the project, including our subcontractor partners, is considered a part of our team. Helping all team members in any way possible is crucial for a successful project!
Tell us what a typical day looks like on-site for a Superintendent.
Typically, I spend the first 30 minutes of the morning looking through the project drawings to ensure all project scope items are being performed by the trades. After the safety paperwork and procedures are complete in the morning, I move to each area of work on the project to see if any issues arise and to coordinate work between the different trades that are on site.
What was one of your proudest moments in your career?
Capital One Café Georgetown. That was the toughest project I’ve ever done! It was a high detail project since it was a very old historic building.
What skills have you developed throughout the years that make you better at the work you perform?
A skill that I have developed over the years is my attention to detail. Learning to visualize what the finished product will look like has helped me make detailed decisions in the field.
What does “Beyond What’s Expected” mean to you?
Not only completing a project to the clients and Buch’s expectations, but also building relationships with the clients so that they trust us to continue the partnership for future projects.
Tell us a fun fact about you!
An outdoor firearm company once offered me a sponsorship when I was big into skeet shooting.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
Canada. I would like to go fishing with my wife and our boys, and we would love to see the Northern lights.
If you could give one piece of advice to your younger self, what would it be?
Don’t settle just because you’re comfortable. You’ll regret not taking the leap sooner.