Growing Together: Q&A with Project Manager Kyle Reagan
The term family is one that is familiar around Gray. The company began as a family business and still today those same concepts are carried throughout our offices and jobsites. One of the greatest advantages of this family is growing together. Bonds are formed and relationships forged as groups of people who begin around the same time get to help each other along the road of progress within the company. We spoke with Kyle Reagan, project manager at Gray’s Southeast Office. He talked about growing together, his time at Gray, and some of his best memories.
Describe your normal workday–your “day in the life.”
“Typically, days include communication and coordination with the customer, subcontractors, and our site team. This usually consists of a few meetings, several phone calls, and a lot of emails.”
What do you enjoy most about your work?
“The people I’ve met over the years. You don’t usually realize it when you are in the middle of the project, but down the road, you run back into some of the people you did projects with years before. There is always that connection and friendship. It makes you look forward to hopefully getting the opportunity to do another project with that customer or subcontractor.”
What do you like most about the Southeast and Gray?
“Over the 9 years that I have been with Gray, the people at the Southeast Office have always felt like family. Even though people have come and gone, the group that we have in this office truly care about each other. It’s always been a group that you enjoy working with and even hanging out with after work or on the weekends, whether it’s grabbing dinner or playing golf.”
In one word or phrase, how would you describe Gray?
“To me, Gray is family. This goes beyond just our Southeast Office and extends to the top of the company.”
What has been the most memorable experience with Gray since you started?
“The project I always reflect back on was one in Georgia back in 2014. It was earlier in my career, and I had the opportunity to be onsite full time. I was able to be a part of a great project team and was fortunate to learn from some of the best at Gray— like our site manager on the project, Rob Shipp.”
If someone was visiting the Birmingham, AL, area, what would you recommend to them as a “must-do?”
“The city of Birmingham has really grown over the past 9 years that I have lived here. There are a lot of good new restaurants/breweries downtown, and the Birmingham Barons minor league baseball games are always a good time. I have a 1-year-old son now, so usually in the summer you’ll find my family at the Birmingham Zoo.”
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