It would be a nice story to say RedTeam started from a great entrepreneurial vision, but that’s not so. Instead, RedTeam was born from the need to solve real-world problems. As an owner of a commercial construction company, I’ve had hands-on experience in all aspects of commercial construction, including all delivery methods, working in public, private, institutional, retail, and hospitality markets.
My first construction experience started when I was a kid, working as a laborer on my Dad’s projects. During hot-Florida summer breaks from college, I worked as a carpenter’s assistant framing roof decks, and during the school year, I worked nights and weekends as a painter to help make ends meet. From these experiences, I learned to appreciate pride in hard work, how important it is to get things right the first time, and the deep sense of satisfaction from having worked well as part of a team.
I worked in finance, accounting, and technology for several years before starting in commercial construction. The variety of this experience helped me realize the importance of integrating all aspects of one’s business as the key to success. From within this context, RedTeam was built from the ground up to solve the unique, real-world challenge and complexity of building a modern, multiple-office construction business enterprise.
Perhaps more important, however, has been my experience working as a contractor “in the trenches,” so to speak. I know what it’s like to win and lose in this business. I know what it takes to get project teams through a bust or an altogether bad job. I know what it’s like to be caught up in a contract dispute; years, after all, common sense was lost, and the stakes had become all or nothing.
Nevertheless, I love the business of construction. Building is a core human endeavor, much of it timeless by nature, visceral hard work measured in lengths, widths, heights, and volumes. Simply put, our job is to help construction project teams work safely and effectively while delivering work they can be proud of, done right the first time.
At this point, we’ve been developing great software for more than 20 years, but everything we’re doing still feels new and exciting. As much as we’ve done, there is that much and more yet to do. For me, there’s nothing I’d rather be working on than helping contractors succeed.
Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, RedTeam