Chris brings over 35 years of project management experience to Plante Moran Cresa. Known for his collaborative work ethic and track record of successful projects, Chris offers a blend of team leadership skills, technical expertise, and problem-solving acumen to every project he leads.
Chris adds insight into every phase of a construction project and specializes in construction cost control management, schedule development and management, team motivation and management, and subcontractor coordination. His goal is to work collaboratively with architects/engineers, contractors, service providers, and technicians to deliver every client’s project on-time and within budget. Chris is currently managing projects for the $135 million Warren Consolidated Schools bond program and the Detroit Public Schools Community District’s 2022 capital improvement program.
Over his career, Chris has provided planning and construction guidance for an assortment of multimillion-dollar commercial, mission critical, light industrial, education, hospitality, and residential projects for both public sector and private sector clients. His most recent projects include the $900 million Little Caesars Arena in downtown Detroit and the $69 million Royal Oak Civic Center campus (including a new police station, city hall, parking deck, park, and the connecting infrastructure).
Other notable projects Chris has managed throughout his career include construction on Detroit’s Greektown Casino’s hotel and parking deck, a Ritz Carlton Hotel in Florida, the Space Station Processing Facility at the Kennedy Space Center for NASA, and a total of $190 million in improvement projects for four different school districts in the Detroit area. He is particularly proud of his work on the renovation and construction of two LEED-certified facilities: the $115 million, 250,000 SF Gaillard Performing Arts Center in Charleston, SC, and the Stratford Computer Center, a $240 million, 400,000 SF Tier III+ data center in Ontario, Canada.
Chris has an AAS in civil engineering technology and a BS in business administration from Michigan Technological University. He is a LEED-accredited professional (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and a member of USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council). He was recently on the Board of Directors for the ACE Mentor Program in Charleston, SC.