Marcus’ favorite part about AP is the culture and family-like atmosphere. Coming to work every day with individuals from all walks of life and working as one team towards a common goal is irreplaceable. Marcus was originally drawn to AP after he heard about AP during contractors night at the University of Louisiana Monroe (ULM) his freshman year of college. “AP was the only general contractor close to my hometown that made it a priority to visit the ULM campus,” says Marcus. “AP provided ample information for college students looking to join the industry.” Since then, Marcus has been offered complete access to the industry, with all its perks. As a Project Engineer, he sees the value in the priceless hands-on experiences he is acquiring in the construction industry while working for AP.
Marcus’s favorite project is the first one he worked as an intern with AP – TD Ameritrade’s Southlake Campus. He has since completed several renovation projects and is working on a $50M new middle school. Marcus’ proudest moment with AP was the completion of the Dallas County Government Center. This project provided numerous learning opportunities ranging from a complete MEP renovation and multi-level office build-outs, to new courtrooms.
Sandra Schue has been with AP for 20 years; she began as the receptionist and quickly moved into the role of marketing assistant. Over the last decade Sandra has been an integral part of the marketing department. Currently, she is the senior marketing coordinator and oversees the secure facilities and municipal markets. Sandra has had the opportunity to travel around the country with AP for conferences, trainings, and to help other regions excel.
Sandra loves working at AP because of her teammates. She works with many different departments within the organization, which keeps her job interesting. One of her favorite responsibilities outside of her day-to-day duties is working with the Midwest Safety Committee to further AP’s IIF Culture.
The family culture and camaraderie has kept Sandra at AP for the past two decades. “The Adolfson family has been extremely kind to me throughout my years here; they have afforded me the opportunity to further my education and grow within the company. I appreciate all the growth and experiences they have provided me.” Sandra says.
As General Superintendent, James is responsible for the field activities of the Tactical Solutions Team (TST). He also works closely with the preconstruction team, developing estimates and proposals.
“My favorite part of my job involves the people,” says James. “I love working with our younger team members and helping them develop their careers. I love to problem solve and each project creates a new set of opportunities to come up with solutions.”
AP’s TST has grown significantly over the past few years, tackling many quick-hitting projects that build deep connections with AP’s client base.
“Working with TST has allowed me to tap into my creativity,” says James. “I work with a group of leaders who are not afraid to do things different. This is what has allowed the small projects division to grow and that is what gets me up every day.”
Looking towards the future, James plans to continue his career developing AP’s field teams. His passion project is working with AP’s TED Group (Talent Engagement and Development). The group’s mission is to attract, retain, develop and empower the next generation of industry disrupters. “I love being a part of this over-achieving and hardworking team that sets and accomplishes goals that influence all of AP,” says James.
James considers finding AP one of the best career choices he has ever made. “All the power of a national company wrapped up in a family atmosphere leaves lots of opportunities for professional growth and development.”
During Bill’s first year with AP, his primary role as senior superintendent is to develop, implement, and lead an effective safety program. He gets involved with projects during preconstruction to provide constructability review as well as insight into scheduling.
After 27 years in the construction industry, Bill truly appreciates that, “every day and every project is still a unique and challenging experience that allows me to work, improve and hone my skills, and grow my knowledge. No day is ever the same.”
Bill has supervised more than $1.6 billion in new construction, renovation and addition, relocation, and site development projects ranging in size from 220,000 square feet to 400 acres. His diverse resume includes construction in various markets, including K-12 education, industrial, military, higher education, municipal, and office.
“AP’s regional offices really pull together and work well together for the overall greater good in support of each other’s goals and needs – as one company,” shared Bill. In the spirit of teamwork, he also values AP’s culture of being able to balance his personal and professional time. “It allows me to maximize both my inside and outside opportunities and obligations.”