GC/CM Firm Creates New Executive Position as a Result of Growing Preconstruction Services
MENTOR, OH (April 5, 2017) – As a result of increasing preconstruction services, Cleveland Construction Inc. announced the creation of a new executive position last month by naming Jason Ziegler as Vice President of Client Development and Preconstruction.
Ziegler previously served as Director of Client Development – a position that was similarly created for him in 2013 after a prior promotion from project estimator to estimating manager. He will continue to oversee preconstruction services (such as budget development, value engineering, estimating, constructability analysis, and design-assist) and client development in Cleveland, Fort Lauderdale and Charlotte.
Although Ziegler’s day-to-day role at the firm won’t change, the new executive position is significant for several reasons.
“Our company has evolved over the past several years, and this new position acknowledges the significance of preconstruction and its impact on overall sales,” Ziegler said. “Being promoted from director to vice president also recognizes the role I’ve played as a catalyst in the company’s transformation to a more diverse construction manager.”
Over the past several years, Ziegler has spearheaded the diversification of Cleveland Construction’s client portfolio. The firm formerly focused on commercial retail work, with a mix of multi-family projects and hotel renovations. Ziegler saw the opportunity to target growth in those sectors by focusing on hospitality, multi-family, larger-scale retail and mixed-use developments.
In his new role, Ziegler aims to keep growing the firm’s presence in Cleveland, Fort Lauderdale and Charlotte, with plans to hire more local sales and preconstruction staff in each market. He’s also charged with expanding into new market sectors and continuing to increase sales.
“This role allows me to build on prior successes breaking into new markets,” says Ziegler, who also joins the firm’s board of directors with this promotion. “I’ll be able to take a bigger role in strategy development as we continue to grow throughout the country and diversify our portfolio, expanding from hospitality and retail into health care and higher ed. I’m proud to play a role in the next transformation of Cleveland Construction Inc.”
About Cleveland Construction Inc.
Cleveland Construction Inc. is a family-owned commercial contractor specializing in general contracting, construction management and design-build services. The company offers preconstruction and construction services within the hospitality, multi-family, retail, mixed-use, healthcare, higher education, industrial and corporate office markets. Cleveland Construction has seven regional office locations and employs approximately 1,500 construction professionals and tradesmen.