Senior Project Field Personnel
Courthouses, gem-mining themed rollercoasters, and high-end campgrounds: what do all these things have in common? Steve DeMichele’s stellar skills and efficient attitude. In Steve’s over 20 years of experience working in all things entertainment, he’s gotten the opportunity to bring his honed professionalism to a diverse set of projects. When it comes to AOA’s projects, Steve’s expertise has brought him to rollercoasters, resorts, retail experiences, and beyond.
Steve’s first project with AOA was the five-story parking garage at Disney Springs, complete with pedestrian bridge and modifications to Lake Buena Vista Road. From there on, Steve worked beyond the borders of Disney Springs and into the heart of the outdoor shopping centre: the remodeling of Planet Hollywood and the new construction of the Coca-Cola store are both part of his experience. He has vast experience in theme park projects, too: the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Universal Studios Orlando’s The Mummy Returns, SeaWorld’s Whale and Dolphin Show, and many more decorate Steve’s repertoire.
But his favorite thing about his job is not a project, but a principal: AOA believes in doing your job well without second guesses. Steve carries that idea in all aspects of his work. Mutual trust and respect are just one part of building something amazing, but Steve knows that that simple fact goes a long way. High-quality professionalism runs through every AOA employee’s veins – Steve is proud to be a pig proponent of that principal.
Whether you’re looking to build a theme park, high-end resort, or public facility, there’s a good chance that Steve has had his hands on a similar project – it’s what makes him such a valuable part of AOA’s team! Efficient schedules, practical budgets, and experiences that wow are just a few parts that make Steve a rare gem of rollercoaster construction feats.