Teammates Matter: Gregg Allen
Our team members at RIC come from a wide variety of backgrounds including large architecture firms, furniture design, graphic design, even the food service industry. What unifies all of them is their desire to make a quality product and to be able to see the tangible results of their work. So when Gregg Allen was looking to move out of commercial construction into something more detailed and quality focused, he didn’t wait for a job opening - he cold-called RIC owner, Matt Warner, and asked if we were looking for an experienced project manager and carpenter. Turns out, we were!
Gregg’s skills and experience are a great addition to the RIC team. He is one of those rare people who actually enjoys organizing and scheduling jobs and subcontractors to make our overall workflow more efficient. This also helps ensure that our production stays on track and projects are completed on time.
Gregg’s days are a mix of coordinating project details and doing hands-on carpentry work, but his favorite part of a project is the rough framing. “I really enjoy how quickly framing can turn a flat site into a dimensional area. Also, being able to install quality framing sets the pace for the rest of the job.”
Coming from the commercial construction industry there are a lot of elements of his work that are the same, but many that are different. The biggest difference Gregg notes is the focus on quality. “RIC is different in that we strive for high quality. We really take the time to install every piece of our work in the highest quality and give our clients superior products that have been well thought out.”
Our clients whose jobs he manages have nothing but praise for him as well. “He is very astute - which can be rare in his industry - he brings a depth of knowledge to the project. He is solving the problem before you see it and it’s obvious he really cares about the client as well as the end game” says RIC client and Interior Designer, Heather Drew.
Gregg describes the RIC team as “dynamic” which is spot-on. Everyone is responsible for producing good work, coming up with solutions to problems, and communication is key, but at the end of the day “we have a fun time.”
When Gregg isn’t helping make us more efficient, he’s spending as much time as possible outside in other ways like camping, hiking, archery hunting, fishing or exercising. We’re so glad to have him and his skill set on our team, and incredibly grateful for that out-of-the-blue cold call!