McDonnel named one of New Orleans CityBusiness’ Best Places to Work

McDonnel – New Orleans CityBusiness Best Places to Work 2017

The staff at The McDonnel Group enjoys coming to work and is always ready to build exciting commercial projects, according to Grayson Bultman, senior project manager. “We have some of the best people in the industry in this market working for us, and they are passionate about their work,” he said. “Everyone has a great attitude and a good time working together. Ownership is also dedicated to the team and our projects, and that makes for a great work environment.” McDonnel specializes in commercial construction projects including hospitality, education, industrial,

“We have some of the best people in the industry in this market working for us, and they are passionate about their work,” he said. “Everyone has a great attitude and a good time working together. Ownership is also dedicated to the team and our projects, and that makes for a great work environment.” McDonnel specializes in commercial construction projects including hospitality, education, industrial,

McDonnel specializes in commercial construction projects including hospitality, education, industrial, health care, interiors and multiuse facilities. Bultman has been managing large-scale projects for the company for 10 years. He is currently working on The Jung Hotel & Residences, a $90 million renovation of a 90-year-old building on Canal Street downtown. Earlier this year, he said, the company introduced new construction management software that allows the entire team to access projects via the web. “The new program allows the whole team to work in partnership in real time, which makes everything more efficient,” he said. “We’re always seeking to be

Bultman has been managing large-scale projects for the company for 10 years. He is currently working on The Jung Hotel & Residences, a $90 million renovation of a 90-year-old building on Canal Street downtown. Earlier this year, he said, the company introduced new construction management software that allows the entire team to access projects via the web. “The new program allows the whole team to work in partnership in real time, which makes everything more efficient,” he said. “We’re always seeking to be

Earlier this year, he said, the company introduced new construction management software that allows the entire team to access projects via the web. “The new program allows the whole team to work in partnership in real time, which makes everything more efficient,” he said. “We’re always seeking to be

“The new program allows the whole team to work in partnership in real time, which makes everything more efficient,” he said. “We’re always seeking to be solution oriented, and I like that. The processes we use help us realize our client’s vision.” Michael Castle, safety administer, visits each job site to make sure everyone is safe and following OSHA and McDonnel safety regulations. He joined the company two years ago and underwent significant training, compliments of McDonnel, to become a certified occupational safety specialist. He also has various OSHA certifications. “McDonnel puts

Michael Castle, safety administer, visits each job site to make sure everyone is safe and following OSHA and McDonnel safety regulations. He joined the company two years ago and underwent significant training, compliments of McDonnel, to become a certified occupational safety specialist. He also has various OSHA certifications. “McDonnel puts

“McDonnel puts high value on safety, so every person top to bottom gets 10 hours of OSHA training,” he said. “Right now we’re close to 3,000 days without a recordable injury company-wide, and that’s something to be proud of. Keeping people safe and helping them do their jobs safely is fulfilling and rewarding work. Accountability is also big here, and I think that’s terrific. You don’t just show up and collect a check. Every task and person is vital and important.” Casey Davis,

Casey Davis, project engineer, said McDonnel is the best place he has ever worked. He joined the company three months ago and has worked in the construction industry five years. What he likes most, he said, is the training when he was hired and the company playbook, which breaks down every task and explains how to do it and why it is necessary. “The playbook is very clear and concise, and I like that,” he said. “Not every company spells things out and has

What he likes most, he said, is the training when he was hired and the company playbook, which breaks down every task and explains how to do it and why it is necessary. “The playbook is very clear and concise, and I like that,” he said. “Not every company spells things out and has

“The playbook is very clear and concise, and I like that,” he said. “Not every company spells things out and has clear direction. They expect you to learn about construction processes in school.” He also likes the teamwork and the Monday meetings when everyone shares information about ongoing projects. “I love being part of a company that is so well known,” he said. “You can walk down any street in New Orleans and see McDonnel signs everywhere. That, to me, is awesome and speaks volumes about the company. I am 27 and extremely green in this industry with a whole lot to learn, and there’s not one person here that won’t sit down with me and explain something. McDonnel is

He also likes the teamwork and the Monday meetings when everyone shares information about ongoing projects. “I love being part of a company that is so well known,” he said. “You can walk down any street in New Orleans and see McDonnel signs everywhere. That, to me, is awesome and speaks volumes about the company. I am 27 and extremely green in this industry with a whole lot to learn, and there’s not one person here that won’t sit down with me and explain something. McDonnel is

“I love being part of a company that is so well known,” he said. “You can walk down any street in New Orleans and see McDonnel signs everywhere. That, to me, is awesome and speaks volumes about the company. I am 27 and extremely green in this industry with a whole lot to learn, and there’s not one person here that won’t sit down with me and explain something. McDonnel is cream of the crop, and I am honored to work here.”

—Kerry Duff