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Leadership Sales & Marketing Business Resources

Randall Lanou

Partner | Company Lead

Building and energy geek

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Leadership Sales & Marketing Business Resources

Randall Lanou

Partner | Company Lead

Building and energy geek

Education

High School in California; Started undergrad at UC Santa Barbara in a double major of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science; Finished undergrad at University of Illinois, Chicago with a BFA in Industrial Design; Masters of Architecture from NC State University.

How did you get into construction?

I worked with carpenters on family construction projects as a kid.

What do you like to do outside of work?

Old tractors, eating well, craft beer and bourbon, sailing, traveling, international service, woodworking, taking care of a small farm and garden.

Favorite movie

The Girl in the Cafe — one among many favorites!

Favorite band

John Prine — also among many favorites.

Most under-rated talent

I am really good at backing up a trailer.

Superlative

“Most likely to tell a groan-inducing joke or pun”

Leadership Project Management

Erik Van Mehlman, AIA

Partner | Design Lead

Family, food, friends, films, fitness

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Leadership Project Management

Erik Van Mehlman, AIA

Partner | Design Lead

Family, food, friends, films, fitness

Education

High School in Rhode Island; BA in English from Tufts University; Studied architecture at Boston Architectural College and Universidad Del Pais Vasco; Masters of Architecture from NC State University.

How did you get into construction?

I took a summer job for my home town public works department where I was assigned to assist a pair of old pros who provided the maintenance and upkeep for all town buildings. I was working on carpentry, masonry, flatwork, painting, windows, plumbing, mechanical, electrical service and more. I caught the bug.

What do you like to do outside of work?

I enjoy time with my family, time outdoors, taking in movies, and making or fixing whatever needs to be made or fixed.

Favorite movies

Braveheart, The Usual Suspects, Goodfellas, Pulp Fiction, Miller’s Crossing, The Player, Platoon, Psycho, Predator, Fletch, The Hangover, Evil Dead II, The Princess Bride… and more.

Favorite band

The Allman Brothers

Most under-rated talent

I set butterfly bandages better than a surgeon’s sutures.

Superlative

“Most likely to retain useless information”

Leadership Sales & Marketing Business Resources

Kendall Glaze

Sales and Marketing Lead

Tree-hugging, Craft Beer Enthusiast

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Leadership Sales & Marketing Business Resources

Kendall Glaze

Sales and Marketing Lead

Tree-hugging, Craft Beer Enthusiast

Education

Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Development from Appalachian State University

How did you get into construction?

After I graduated I sent my resume to everyone in the Triangle that was a sustainably focused company. Luckily the stars aligned and BuildSense gave me a call for an interview. I immediately clicked with Randy and Erik and have been with BuildSense ever since.

What do you like to do outside of work?

I have an energetic husky who loves to play in the river as much as I do. I love spending time working in my yard and any excuse to be in the sunshine.

Favorite movie

Wizard of Oz

Favorite band

I’m a lover of all genres.

Most under-rated talent

I can remember most lyrics to just about any song but I have a constant stack of sticky note reminders of my daily to-dos.

Superlative

“Most likely to spend a fortune to see live music”

Leadership Project Management Site Lead

Michael Hayes

Operations Lead

Brisket. Bourbon. Buildings. Bring it!

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Leadership Project Management Site Lead

Michael Hayes

Operations Lead

Brisket. Bourbon. Buildings. Bring it!

Education

High school; Licensed general contractor; Currently enrolled in the School of Hard Knocks (SoHK)

How did you get into construction?

I, like so many before and after me, happened upon a career in construction in an attempt to earn a little money for college. Fell in love with the fresh air, fresh new challenges, and the tangible and rewarding nature of the work. Decided that getting paid to learn was a smart exchange when paired with these other virtues this industry offers and never looked back.

What do you like to do outside of work?

I love learning, food, movies, family time, sleep, and contemplating the mysteries of life.

Favorite movie

…wow. An impossible question. Let’s go with a few of my favorite movies: The Usual Suspects, Glengarry Glen Ross, Rio Bravo, Rashomon, Dekalog

Favorite band

…sheesh. Again? How about a list of a few: Pink Floyd, Metallica (old stuff), Temptations, Josh Garrels, Kendrick Lamar, Nina Simone

Most under-rated talent

I have a proven 30-year track record of punching my younger brothers in the exact same spot on their arm days, weeks, even months apart.

Superlative

“Most decisive second-guesser”

Leadership Project Management

Ruby Reeves

Project Manager | Designer

Overly competitive at board games

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Leadership Project Management

Ruby Reeves

Project Manager | Designer

Overly competitive at board games

Education

High School in Chapel Hill; Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture from The University of North Carolina Greensboro – studied abroad RMIT Australia; Masters of Architecture from NC State University – studied abroad Prague Institute Czech Republic.

How did you get into construction?

I took a summer design-build studio while I was an undergrad, the hands-on experience was life-changing. I jumped at the opportunity to take another design-build studio during grad school. I believe there’s no better way to learn how to design than to build.

What do you like to do outside of work?

Long walks exploring my city (Durham!), keeping up to date with the local food scene, being around live music, puzzles!

Favorite movie

As Good As It Gets, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, FernGully, Moonstruck, Edward Scissorhands, The Fifth Element

Favorite band

The Strokes

Most under-rated talent

My Ping Pong skills.

Superlative

Most likely to annoy everyone with my dietary restrictions during company functions” (V+ & GF)

Project Management

David Larkins

Project Manager

Never misses an opportunity to ask why?

Project Management

David Larkins

Project Manager

Never misses an opportunity to ask why?

Project Management

Jessica Ocasio Adorno

Interior Designer and Selections Coordinator

Puerto Rican food lover, allergic to cold weather

Project Management

Jessica Ocasio Adorno

Interior Designer and Selections Coordinator

Puerto Rican food lover, allergic to cold weather

Project Management

Alona Bardina

Design-Build Staff

Illustration and Sketching Enthusiast

Project Management

Alona Bardina

Design-Build Staff

Illustration and Sketching Enthusiast

Project Management

Molly Grannan

Design-Build Staff

Powered by house plants and hockey

Project Management

Molly Grannan

Design-Build Staff

Powered by house plants and hockey

Business Resources

Krystine Foster

Office Lead

Multi-tasking Maverick

Business Resources

Krystine Foster

Office Lead

Multi-tasking Maverick

Site Lead

Michael Chandler

Site Lead

Shelter nerd and bass player

Site Lead

Michael Chandler

Site Lead

Shelter nerd and bass player

Site Lead

Jim Doran

Site Lead

Irish Jim World Traveler

Site Lead

Jim Doran

Site Lead

Irish Jim World Traveler

Site Lead

Duane DeLay

Site Lead

Always enjoys a challenge and solving problems

Site Lead

Duane DeLay

Site Lead

Always enjoys a challenge and solving problems

Site Lead

Francisco Plaza

Site Lead

In search of Wow!

Site Lead

Francisco Plaza

Site Lead

In search of Wow!

Site Lead

Tim Finnan

Site Lead

Father, friend, gardener, admirer of nature.

Site Lead

Tim Finnan

Site Lead

Father, friend, gardener, admirer of nature.

Site Lead

Rose Connor

Site Lead

Dolly Parton’s #1 Fan

Site Lead

Rose Connor

Site Lead

Dolly Parton’s #1 Fan

Site Lead

Alex Mott

Site Lead Apprentice

Avid swing dancer, hiker, and building science nerd
Site Lead

Alex Mott

Site Lead Apprentice

Avid swing dancer, hiker, and building science nerd
Project Management

Alex Rudy

Project Manager

Home is where the shop is

Project Management

Alex Rudy

Project Manager

Home is where the shop is

Project Management

Shaan Hassan, AIA

Design-Build Staff

Old barns + Carolina folk music fanatic

Project Management

Shaan Hassan, AIA

Design-Build Staff

Old barns + Carolina folk music fanatic

Carpentry

Raymond Hill

Carpenter

Carpentry

Raymond Hill

Carpenter

Carpentry

Matthew Kearney

Expeditor

What I can’t build, I can learn

Carpentry

Matthew Kearney

Expeditor

What I can’t build, I can learn

Carpentry

Brad Culberson

Lead Carpenter

Barbecue Artist

Carpentry

Brad Culberson

Lead Carpenter

Barbecue Artist

Carpentry

Joel Braxton

Carpenter

Loves golf and beach music

Carpentry

Joel Braxton

Carpenter

Loves golf and beach music

Carpentry

Andrew McGaugh

Expediter

Cooking, films, woodworking

Carpentry

Andrew McGaugh

Expediter

Cooking, films, woodworking

Carpentry

Matt Kramer

Expediter

Always down to play catch

Carpentry

Matt Kramer

Expediter

Always down to play catch

Carpentry

Josh Cunningham

Carpenter

Problem solving, perspiration, perseverance

Carpentry

Josh Cunningham

Carpenter

Problem solving, perspiration, perseverance