Some say that necessity breeds opportunity. After graduating from the University of Oregon in 2008 with a B.S. in Psychology, Mitchell found himself in an economic downturn searching for opportunity. At the top of a very small list of options was the wide world of construction. From the world of academia to carpentry, Mitchell spent the next five years honing his craft with tool bags on. It’s here that he found a passion in all thing’s construction related. From the role of a carpenter with a residential contractor in Harrisburg, OR to superintendent with a small commercial contractor in Salem, OR–Mitchell’s field experience gave him a unique perspective on the construction process.
That perspective gave Mitchell an entry into project management with two of Portland’s larger commercial contractors. After four and a half years, with projects ranging from $2mm to $35mm in multifamily, education and grocery, Mitchell was able to compile a well-rounded understanding of the commercial construction world including estimating, contracts, value engineering, subcontractor buyout, scheduling and construction management.
Keeping with the trend, Mitchell found an opportunity with NWM in January of 2018 and has been helping tackle draw inspections and project reviews in the central Willamette Valley since.