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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

Erik Van Mehlman – AIA

Partner | Design Lead

Family, food, friends, films, fitness

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Leadership

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 Project Manager

Leon Meyers

Partner | Project Manager

Proud grandfather

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Leadership Project Manager

Leon Meyers

Partner | Project Manager

Proud grandfather

Education

BA from Duke University; Licensed GC since 1979

How did you get into construction?

College summer job

What do you like to do outside of work?

Keeping up with kids’ and grandkids’ exciting lives and traveling the world

Favorite movie

Casablanca

Favorite band

Bonnie Raitt

Most under-rated talent

Turning clients into lifetime friends

Superlative

“Most annoying to trade contractors”

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 Manager

Michael Hayes

Operations Lead

Brisket. Bourbon. Buildings. Bring it!

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Leadership Project Manager

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”

Project Manager

Alex Blumenauer

Project Manager

Ice cream Aficionado

Project Manager

Alex Blumenauer

Project Manager

Ice cream Aficionado

Project Manager

David Larkins

Project Manager

Never misses an opportunity to ask why?

Project Manager

David Larkins

Project Manager

Never misses an opportunity to ask why?

Project Manager

Jessica Ocasio Adorno

Interior Designer and Selections Coordinator

Puerto Rican food lover, allergic to cold weather

Project Manager

Jessica Ocasio Adorno

Interior Designer and Selections Coordinator

Puerto Rican food lover, allergic to cold weather

Project Manager

Ruby Reeves

Project Manager | Designer

Overly competitive at board games

Project Manager

Ruby Reeves

Project Manager | Designer

Overly competitive at board games

Project Manager

Matthew Syzmanski – AIA

Project Manager | Architect

My favorite color is plaid

Project Manager

Matthew Syzmanski – AIA

Project Manager | Architect

My favorite color is plaid

Project Manager

Gabby Seider

Design-Build Staff

Not so secretly obsessed with origami

Project Manager

Gabby Seider

Design-Build Staff

Not so secretly obsessed with origami

Business Resources

Krystine Foster

Office Lead

Multi-tasking Maverick

Business Resources

Krystine Foster

Office Lead

Multi-tasking Maverick

Business Resources

Jill Goodman

Contract Controller

Family, pickleball, pilates, and Penn State sports

Business Resources

Jill Goodman

Contract Controller

Family, pickleball, pilates, and Penn State sports

Site Lead

Shane Rintelmann

Site Lead

Pool shark

Site Lead

Shane Rintelmann

Site Lead

Pool shark

Site Lead

Ben Gregory

Site Lead

Affinity for all things outdoors

Site Lead

Ben Gregory

Site Lead

Affinity for all things outdoors

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

Ryan Stamey

Site Lead

General Topic Enthusiast

Site Lead

Ryan Stamey

Site Lead

General Topic Enthusiast

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

Ronnie Lindley

Site Lead

Proud Grandpa

Site Lead

Ronnie Lindley

Site Lead

Proud Grandpa

Site Lead

Francisco Plaza

Site Lead

In search of Wow!

Site Lead

Francisco Plaza

Site Lead

In search of Wow!

Carpentry

Joel Braxton

Carpenter

Loves golf and beach music

Carpentry

Joel Braxton

Carpenter

Loves golf and beach music

Carpentry

Chris Bumgarner

Carpenter

I can fix it

Carpentry

Chris Bumgarner

Carpenter

I can fix it

Carpentry

Rose Connor

Expediter

Dolly Parton’s #1 Fan

Carpentry

Rose Connor

Expediter

Dolly Parton’s #1 Fan

Carpentry

Brad Culberson

Lead Carpenter

Barbecue Artist

Carpentry

Brad Culberson

Lead Carpenter

Barbecue Artist

Carpentry

Danny Edwards

Expediter

Drag Racing

Carpentry

Danny Edwards

Expediter

Drag Racing

Carpentry

Luke Mincey

Expediter

Avid surfer

Carpentry

Luke Mincey

Expediter

Avid surfer

Carpentry

Sam Prescott

Site Lead Apprentice

Globe Roamer and Animal Lover

Carpentry

Sam Prescott

Site Lead Apprentice

Globe Roamer and Animal Lover