WHO WE ARE. WHAT WE DO. HOW WE WORK.
Get to know PROTO Construction’s Project Manager, Mike Boos!
My name is Mike Boos.
I have worked at PROTO since April 2017.
Something you’ll always find on my desk is my backpack.
On a Saturday afternoon, you’ll find me playing with my children or working on a project.
My most loved tool is my tape measure and pencil.
Something useful I learned from my parents was not to take advantage of other people.
Something I learned from a co-worker is there is a big difference between being a leader and being a manager.
PROTO is where I work because we aren’t the status quo of the industry. We offer employees and clients an experience which is truly unique and intentional. Everyone is treated like they are the CEO regardless of their role and we all help each other because we share an intense passion for what we do.
I am currently working on a commercial interior renovation project in Camden, New Jersey.
It’s my job to coordinate schedules, bids, proposals, and budgets. I work closely with project supervisors to ensure projects through completion and communicate directly with the owners.
Q&A with Mike
Q: What’s the most important thing you’ve learned in your 15 years of experience?
A: Consider the perspectives of the people you’re dealing with. It avoids conflict and helps you collaborate with your team, clients, and partners.
Q: How are you known to the PROTO team?
A: I’m still new. No one knows when I’m going to be in the office or out on a job site.
Q: How did you start your career in construction?
A: I started as a laborer for a production homebuilder. My father was in the industry and my grandfather was in the building industry; I am passionate about building. Since then I have spent roughly five years as a superintendent, five years as a project manager, two years as a division manager, and two years as an executive. I enjoyed different things about each area, but overall love the ability to create something meaningful for the people we work for.
Q: While on the job, I can most often be found/heard/seen?
A: Solving problems!
Q: What hobbies do you have? How do you spend time outside of work?
A: Coaching kids and playing sports. We spend a lot of time with our church family.
Q: What’s an achievement (personal or professional) that makes you proud?
A: Having kids and seeing them grow and learn makes me proud.
Q: If you could pass on one bit of knowledge (#protoscollegeofknowledge) to someone who might not respect or understand the work you do, what would you tell them?
A: Our jobs are relative. We all deal with other people and try to build relationships and gain trust to achieve the purpose (job) we have. So you may not understand construction—but you should understand what we do.