JaredJared Verseman, ABD’s newest Project Manager was born and raised in Illinois. Jared grew up in the construction industry in his dad’s remodeling company. “I always looked up to my Father and grew up always wanting to do what he did,” said Jared. “The feeling of accomplishment I get when we take an empty lot and turn it into somebody’s dream home is like nothing else.”

Being a project manager is multifaceted and rewarding, but also demanding. They must follow the traditional five phases of initiation, planning, execution, performance and monitoring, and closure, but in the homebuilding industry, there are many other minor details. A project manager in the homebuilding industry has to be more strategic and thoughtful in working with constant change. “The most challenging part of my job is juggling multiple schedules and making sure I can be on-site during critical tasks in case any questions come up,” Jared said.

Despite doing other things outside the homebuilding industry, Jared always came back to construction.  He studied architectural technology in Scottsdale and has over 10 years working in the residential construction industry. “In 2008 when the market slowed down I was the General Manager of a restaurant in Arizona,” he said. “I wanted to get back to doing what I love so I moved to Colorado with my wife and started remodeling basements.”  Not long after moving to Colorado, Jared accepted a construction manager position with a homebuilding company. Dave Swinney, the production supervisor with ABD and a prior colleague of Jared’s reached out saying there was a project manager’s position open and he thought Jared would be a great fit. “Shortly after, Bob reached out and we set up an interview.  After talking with Bob for a while I was sold and knew this was a company/team I wanted to be a part of,” said Jared.

Among the most important elements of all project management, communication is essential to every phase of any construction project. A typical day for Jared involves responding to emails and making rounds on all current projects. Once the stops are made, he then contacts the clients and researches upcoming projects. “My primary job responsibilities include daily contact with clients as needed, building strong and long-lasting relationships with clients, creating a work schedule for projects to finish in a timely manner, maintaining those work schedules making sure trades are where they’re supposed to be when they’re supposed to be and daily site management.”

As a family-owned business, our team at ABD strives to make every employee and client feel like family. “My favorite thing about working for ABD is our team,” said Jared. ”It feels more like a family here than just a workplace.” We take care of each other and provide one another with the motivation we need to get the job done!

When Jared has free time he likes to enjoy spend time riding Harleys or hiking and camping with his wife, Sasha, and two dogs, Summit and Maverick. Being an outdoorsman, he also enjoys fishing, hunting, snowmobiling and snowboarding. “Moving to Colorado is one of the best decisions I have ever made and I am very great full to have a career with a company as amazing as ABD,” Jared said.”

Jared can be reached at Jared@abd-ltd.com/ For more information about Associates in Building + Design and out services, visit www.abd-ltd.com.