We are a hard-working (and hard-playing)
team of friends and colleagues.
In more than 65 years together, we’ve built a lot of things—including really strong relationships with each other. We’ve been working hard lifting buildings, holding back rivers and stabilizing dams for more than 65 years—and having our share of fun along the way. Meet some of the people who make up our talented team.
Tommy has a special place in Nicholson’s history—he’s been overseeing our projects for more than 20 years all across the country, including World Trade Center, the Four Seasons Hotel in Baltimore and the Port of Miami. He’s a Safety Champion, an all around great teammate and has one of the best laughs in the business hands down. We’re a better company with him on board.
Waylon - what can we say about him? A lot. He's a fantastic driller who has risen to the top of his game. He's a great teammate and will always do what it takes to get the job done right. He's also a pretty accomplished runner - with a lot of miles under his belt. Having Waylon on the team just makes us better all around - and we're lucky he calls Nicholson home!
Becky is the Sorcerer of administrative management/Juggler of Tasks for her Eastern Region team—and she does it all while staying as cool as the other side of the pillow. Our perpetually positive “Rebecky” is definitely up to the task of keeping the Eastern Region on track!
Bill is the steady hand in charge of estimating for the very busy Eastern Region. He also may be the calmest, most even-keeled person in the entire company. Bill is great with clients, great with colleagues and, as a bonus, his legendarily dry sense of humor keeps us having fun at work.
Stephen is the man to see in Washington DC! This mover, shaker and marathon racer has been the driving force behind our expansion into the Metro DC Area. Stephen’s technical expertise is equally matched by his ridiculously high energy level and his sharp sense of humor. Catch him if you can in and around our Nation’s Capital!
Andy is a man of many talents. Aside from being one of our Senior Design Engineers, he’s also your friendly, randomly-rhyming, neighborhood dirtbike-riding lumberjack. We’ve been lucky enough to have Andy on our team for more than a decade—and we look forward to more rhyming and designing in the next ten years!
An Engineering Equestrian Extraordinaire, Emily is crafty in both life and engineering. She loves creating and designing things—for anything from clever life hacks to complicated site designs - she’s got you covered. She’s also the Sketchup Queen who enjoys creating site layouts and visualizations for our clients. Emily inspires us all to be just a little bit more creative!
Doug is the master of trouble-shooting, the guru of grouting and a field favorite. Always willing to get on site and roll up his sleeves, Doug is at the top of a lot of our “who to call” list for engineering questions, soil questions, and with his vast knowledge of random facts, he’s also at the top of our call list for trivia questions.
An avid skier imported from France, Benjamin is not only known for being an excellent engineer and our go-to for all things D-wall, but also as one of the nicest people (and teammates) you could be lucky enough to know. Always willing to jump in and help, we say a heartfelt “Merci” to Benjamin for joining our team.
Zak brings not only a ton of great experience to the Engineering Team, but also, a ton of calm, cool and collected vibes. He's a great leader on the team and a client favorite. We feel pretty lucky to have this cool customer on our Engineering Team!
If there was an Engineering Hall of Fame, Rick would be in it. He's the giver of advice, solver of problems and leader of Engineering at Nicholson, not to mention a two-time Annual Cornhole Tournament Champion. Though he's too humble to admit it, Rick is an award-winning contributor to our industry, and we are lucky to call him a colleague.
Alex is just one of those people you know you can always count on—and he consistently goes the extra mile to help out his colleagues when we need him. Alex is a consummate professional—which makes him an absolute rockstar with our clients. He’s also a whole lot of fun—which makes pretty much everyone a fan of him.
The story of Nicholson could not be written without the help of our talented (and extremely humble) Operations Manager Danny Mirt, who has worked on some of our most recognizable and impressive projects, including Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas and the sprawling Epic Systems Campus in Wisconsin. We consider ourselves fortunate to work alongside him.
Than is the best of us. He's a great mentor to everyone around him, he's a champion for safety and he's a person who never, ever stops learning. His enthusiasm for his work is always clear. We're lucky to be in Than's orbit!
Gretchen has been the keeper (and policer) of the Nicholson brand for more than ten years. Outside of brand policing, she makes sure the rest of the world knows how amazing our team is and how awesome our work is by putting us front and center in industry publications, at conferences and everywhere in between—and she will never be convinced that silty sand and sandy silt aren't the same thing.
Greg has one of the most important jobs in the company: leading the charge to keep our people safe. With more than 20 years of experience as a Safety professional, Greg has led safety efforts for some of construction’s biggest names. In addition to being really safe, Greg is just a great guy—he's one of the most positive people on staff and we also benefit from him being an amateur chef.
Some people just make you want to be better, and Mary Ellen is one of them! Mary Ellen has just the right mix of technical knowledge and genuine care to build strong relationships with our clients and partners. She’s also been a leader and role model for young women in our industry for years. Our glass is always half full with the perpetually positive Mary Ellen on our team!
Brian is the main driver of the company’s business development efforts. Catch him if you can—while he works out of the Corporate office, he’s typically all over the country visiting clients (and throwing down a few runs on the ski slopes, whenever possible.) Brian is a great teammate, an ally for women in construction, and an all-around nice guy.
Jen oversees Human Resources at Nicholson, which means she is the knower of all things, the official corporate referee and the answerer of all questions. Somehow, she manages to tackle listening and refereeing and advising us all with superhero-like patience and a smile on her face—even during Open Enrollment.
What can we say about Mamoun? A lot. He's a conscientious Project Manager and shines with our clients. But he's also just a great person to have on your team - he always finds time to help, goes above and beyond for people who need his help - and does it all with an impossibly positive attitude.
Cody is the Swiss Army Knife of coworkers: he can do a lot of things - and he does them all really well. Whether he’s estimating, writing papers, working with our clients, developing new business or helping out a teammate, he never misses. We’re lucky to have the talented (and multi-functional) Cody on our team!
Ryan has been building some of our biggest and most complicated projects for more than 20 years. As part of our Major Projects group, he's traveled the country, working on notable and challenging projects like US Capitol Visitor's Center, Second Avenue Subway and Central Subway. Ryan is a problem solver, a leader, an ally and a teambuilder—and one of the best storytellers around.
Jose has been part of some of the biggest and most complicated projects we’ve worked on in the last decade. This road warrior has been positively representing Nicholson from coast-to-coast with our Major Projects group. Jose is a strong leader, a great teammate, a great technical resource and has an absolutely killer sense of humor.
One of our favorite French imports, Lola makes managing massive, complicated projects look like a piece of cake. She’s calm, cool and collected, no matter the situation. And despite her plate being perpetually full, she’s always willing to help out her colleagues across the company when they need her.
Marie has all of the characteristics of a good Project Manager—she’s organized, she’s technically savvy, she’s a good communicator and she isn’t afraid to stand up for what is right. But her real superpower is her ability to be an empathetic and caring leader. We consider ourselves extremely lucky to have Marie setting a positive example for future leaders across our company.
Ron has been in the world of geotechnical construction for more than 40 years, building and overseeing projects across the country. He's been part of many of Nicholson's Landmark projects, including Port of Miami and Wanapum Dam. Ron is a leader and a mentor to our next generation, and he probably has more frequent flier miles than anyone in the company.
A native of our northern neighbor, Jeff is a 25-year industry veteran, having worked throughout Canada and the Pacific Northwest. He has worked for some of the biggest names in our industry and has even spent time with our sister company, AGRA Foundations. Canadians are notorious for being nice folks, and Jeff is no exception. We're happy to have Jeff leading our team!
Dino has been building iconic projects for Nicholson for the past 24 years. Some of his greatest hits include Mandalay Bay, Gilboa Dam, Williamsburg Bridge and the Four Seasons Baltimore. Starting as a Project Engineer, he’s climbed the ranks to his current role as Vice President/Eastern Region. Follow the sound of laughter and you’ll find Dino—who is known for his infectious humor.
Dan has been with Nicholson for more than 20 successful years. He started with us as a Field Engineer and is now the Senior Vice President of Operations for our Central Region, where he is responsible for securing and successfully building our work. Dan is a great colleague and mentor—and a Michigan State Spartan for life. We feel pretty lucky he's on our team.
Frederic has been a champion for innovation in our industry for more than 20 years. The most creative civil engineer you'll ever meet, we're convinced he was some type of artist in another life. Frederic is a true servant leader - and could teach a master class on building a positive, employee-centered corporate culture. Merci to Frederic for joining our team!
Rob has been the steadying financial hand of Nicholson for more than ten years. He was so good at steering our financial ship that he is now responsible for all of the North American companies. Outside of managing the financial fleet, Rob brings a wicked sense of humor to the office every day and is an all-around nice guy to work with.
Dario is the Energizer Bunny of people leadership and positive energy. His technical expertise is matched only by his passion for people development and helping our future leaders reach their full potential. Our northern neighbors in Canada have given us many great things and we put Dario right up there with maple syrup.
Nigel is the definition of level-headed leadership. Perpetually positive and consistently calm, he has the uncanny ability to always see the forest through the trees and to make sure the team is marching in the right direction. We consider ourselves very luck to have Nigel as the steady hand of the Western Region.
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