Wes has over 30 years of experience in project management, overseeing all phases of multi-million dollar commercial construction projects including retail, hospitality, industrial, and office/ commercial. Wes’s work in this field has taken him to Florida, Ohio, New Mexico, and Kansas building everything from movie theaters to hotels. He particularly enjoyed his contributions to the NASCAR Corporate Headquarters in Daytona, Florida, and the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in South Beach, Florida. A few notable projects Wes has completed include The Conservatory Golf Course Clubhouse and the Dolphin Mall. Wes got his start as a teenager working and learning alongside his father and grandfather, who both worked in residential repair and construction. He considers his work in this field to be a legacy to those two who made the effort to teach a young kid life lessons.
In his role with AOA, he has been responsible for managing the design and construction, as the owner’s representative, for three parking garages at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. This lead position required management of a design-build contractor to conceptual designers as well as coordinating with adjacent property owners to maintain ongoing operations activities. In addition to the garages, he has also overseen the construction of a technical services facility for the local utility district, RCID. These facilities host thousands of guests every year, so Wes truly appreciates the shared values and commitment to delivering superior work that he finds with this team.
Before joining the AOA team, Wes has worked for companies such as KBR Building Group, Wyatt Construction, Hoar Construction, Regal Cinemas and Blaine Construction. He has held titles such as Senior Project Manager, Senior Estimator, Regional Office Manager, and Director of Construction. His responsibilities in these roles included contracting, budget and cost control, bid/proposal preparation and scheduling, oversight of project schedule, coordination of owner vendors with contractors and review, approval, and closeout of punchlists.