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PFMA Member Spotlight: Davin Smith of J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.

February 14, 2020

Check out our latest PFMA member spotlight! Read all about Davin Smith of J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.

Name: Devin Smith

Title: Project Manager

J.F. Findorff & Son Inc.

1600 N. 6th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212

E-mail: dsmith@findorff.com

Age: 36

Education:

Carroll University - Bachelor of Science, Business Administration; Minor in Organizational Leadership.

Family:

Wife Julie, and expecting our first child early March 2020 (it's a girl!)

Career Overview:

I began my career in high school working for a local Wisconsin school district's facilities and grounds team. Extending into college and a part of the same facilities and ground team, I learned various trade and office responsibilities. Since that time, I have been an estimator/account manager for a concrete foundation/flatwork contractor, in addition to spending time as a project manager in downtown Chicago. Once I returned to Wisconsin, I became a project manager for Findorff's Special Projects Group in Milwaukee. I have had the amazing opportunity to work alongside talented individuals, not only at Findorff, but also within Southeastern Wisconsin's subcontractor community. It's been an exciting journey partnering with iconic organizations and clients.

Business Goals:

Continue to grow and support our talented Special Projects Group Milwaukee, partnering with amazing clients throughout Southeastern Wisconsin and being able to provide outstanding service and support to those clients.

Personal Goals:

Never stop learning.

What Do You Like to Do for Fun?

I enjoy spending time with family, friends and co-workers, as well as being outdoors hiking, traveling, boating, fishing and many other additional outdoor adventures.    

Advice for Young People Entering a Rapidly Changing Workforce:

Learn from those who have done it before – Remember to be humble and ask for advice, be optimistic, be dedicated, and remember the "The Golden Rule"; the world is small and it's nice to have friends.

Anything else you would like to share:  

Findorff's Special Projects Group helps hundreds of clients complete challenging, fast-paced construction projects at competitive rates by functioning as an extension of the client's team. From a $250 maintenance-service request to a $1 million capital improvement project, we are able to provide greater efficiency and cost savings to our clients.