Concrete Project Manager
Mike joined McAlvain in 1996 as a carpenter with goals to advance quickly within the company. Within a short period of time, Mike worked his way up from carpenter, foreman to superintendent where he has supervised high profile projects for nearly 20 years. Currently, Mike serves as Concrete Project Manager for McAlvain Concrete, Inc., directing, coordinating and supervising project related field operations to successful completion on time and within budget. As a former Boise State athlete, Mike felt right at home supervising many of McAlvain’s projects constructed for the athletic program on the Campus of Boise State including the Indoor Practice Facility, multiple replacements of the famous blue turf within Bronco Stadium, the East Campus Green Field and the Dona Larsen Track & Field Facility and Women’s Softball Complex. Additional notable projects throughout Mikes career include the Idaho Water Center, Grove Hotel and Events Center, River Edge Student Apartments, Edwards Stadium 21 Theatres, IIB Plaza, The I-84 Orchard Interchange and the Boise Airport Terminal Parking Garage Expansion.
Question and Answer:
How many years have you worked within the construction industry? I took a summer job during college back in 1994 on a construction site downtown. That summer job turned into a career.
How long have you been with McAlvain? Doug McAlvain asked me to come to work for him in 1996 where I started as a concrete carpenter on Building 24 out at the Micron Boise Campus. I’ve been here at McAlvain ever since.
What is your specialty or passion within the construction industry? Different challenges.
About yourself: I grew up in Nampa, Idaho and have been married for 14 years and have 3 children.
What Hobbies do you like to do in your spare time? My spare time is spent coaching my 2 sons’ sports or getting my daughter to her sporting events.
What project are you currently working on? I am currently working on the St Luke’s 7 story Children’s Pavilion in Downtown Boise. McAlvain is placing over 11,000 CY of concrete with 34,695 SF of Slab on Grade, 93,000 SF of Slab on Deck and 74,000 SF of Slab on Metal Deck.
What has been your most challenging project while working at McAlvain? The Roaring Springs Water Park was such a unique project with so many challenging details from the concrete structures, pools, piping, slides and an impossible made possible 5 month schedule.
What do you enjoy about working at McAlvain or working in construction? I enjoy the family culture that McAlvain provides.