Wilmington Office Growing Rapidly, Leader Promoted to VP
October 19, 2016
Construction firm W. M. Jordan Company has named Robert T. Beale, Office Manager of the Wilmington office, a Vice President. Rob opened the firm’s Wilmington office in 2012 with five employees. In four short years, staff has grown by 500% and the office space is undergoing its second expansion. Twenty-five staff members now serve clients in North and South Carolina from the office on Eastwood Road.
Recent projects include a renovation to the Renaissance Computing Institute at Duke University, the Nash Community College Continuing Education Training Facility and a major addition to the Naval Hospital at Camp Lejeune. The firm is building several hotels across the Carolinas including an AC Marriott Hotel in Raleigh, an Embassy Suites in Wilmington, and a Buchanan Hotel in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Rob began his career with W. M. Jordan Company in 1996 while still in college at Virginia Tech. Rob joined the company full-time in 1998 as a Project Engineer upon graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction. In his 21 years with W. M. Jordan Company, Rob has managed nearly 70 projects representing over $500 million in contracts.
Rob’s experience spans nearly every aspect of construction service delivery. Starting as the company’s first intern, Rob grew as a construction professional, taking on increasing levels of responsibility and new leadership roles. He’s worked in diverse capacities as a Project Engineer, Project Manager, Estimator, Project Executive, Office Manager and Business Developer. He is an active member of the Association of Builders and Contractors (ABC), where he serves on the board of directors for the ABC Carolinas chapter and is chair of the board for the Coastal ABC.
Today, W. M. Jordan Company’s Intern Class of 2016 had 24 young men and women pursuing careers in construction at diverse institutions such as East Carolina University, Duke University, and Virginia Tech, to name just a few. John Lawson, President and CEO of W. M. Jordan Company, notes, “Rob was our first intern and helped set the standard for future leaders.”
W. M. Jordan Company provides construction management, design build, development, virtual construction, sustainability and contracting services to a diverse clientele in Virginia and North Carolina. Customers represent health systems, senior living communities, colleges and universities, public school systems, places of worship, corporations both large and small, developers, and municipal, state, and federal government. The 58-year old firm currently ranks #159 on Engineering News Record’s “Top 400 Contractors” and is #99 in the Southeast Region.