Posted on April 30, 2013 by Miller and Smith Blog Team
Rob Hiltner, Dave Boyer and Danny Swanigan (pictured left to right) are three reasons Gallery Park is one of Clarksburg, Maryland’s most successful new townhome communities.
As Construction Superintendents for our Metropolitan Collection, National Gallery Collection and Cassatt MPDU homes, they’re responsible for managing day-to-day onsite operations and a team of craftsman and subcontractors that can number in the dozens at any given time.
We wanted to know their thoughts on what it takes to be an effective leader, so we asked them point blank: What are the character traits you need in order to be a great Construction Superintendent?
Danny, who’s been with Miller & Smith for 19 years said you have to be a decisive leader, fair with vendors, and really organized.
Especially at Gallery Park, where we have three construction superintendents building three different products, it’s critical that we’re all organized and on top of our specific tasks and timelines, said Danny.
Rob agreed, adding that being detail oriented is key. Being a good communicator is important as well, said Rob. The easiest way for me to keep on schedule and budget is to make sure everyone I’m overseeing has a thorough understanding of my needs and expectations.
A thorough understanding of the building process is absolutely mandatory, too, said Dave Boyer, who has been with Miller & Smith for nine years. One of the things that’s great about Miller & Smith is how organized we are as a group, from the main office to the team in the field, he added. Keeping everyone in the same loop helps us all do our jobs better, which ultimately results in better homes and happier customers.
To see the results of their collective efforts, we invite you to visit Gallery Park today. The community is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 AM to 6 PM or Monday from 1 PM to 6 PM. For details and directions, please click here.