Hensel Phelps

What is your biggest current challenge at work?

Our biggest challenge is having enough people to staff all of the opportunities that are available. People are our most valuable asset and our biggest limitation for expansion.

What keeps you up at night?

The thing that keeps me up at night is making sure that we have enough of the right people to staff our projects. Proper training and mentorship is the key to ensure that we continue to keep delivering excellence to all of our clients..

What project is your company most proud of?

There are many great projects that we are proud of but one of the ones that truly stands out is the Pentagon Renovation. To be able to partake in such a landmark project that supports such a vital piece of our military is truly an outstanding achievement.

How does your ABC membership help your company?

Our ABC membership helps us utilize their industry-leading craft development and training programs. As a true general contractor, Hensel Phelps employs craft professionals across the county to self-perform our work. ABC's apprenticeship programs help us to develop our craft to be the industry leaders that we need to make our projects successful.  

What did you want to be when you grew up?

I always knew that I wanted to be a builder.

What do you look forward to each day?

The challenge of what we do and dealing with the people.

What are you like to work for?

I like to get to know people on a personal level so that I can support them..

What is your favorite movie or tv show?

I am currently into Yellowstone and I'm really enjoying it.

What do you like to do for fun?

I like to do anything outdoors.

What business/career advice do you wish you had when you began?

Be patient.

What book are you currently reading?

I am currently reading Ready Player One. I'm about halfway through it and it is great so far.


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Hensel Phelps, an ENR Top Five Design-Build Firm, was established in 1937 and is one of the largest general contractors and construction managers in the nation. Over the past 85 years, Hensel Phelps has grown into a multi-billion-dollar, employee-owned national contractor with an unparalleled portfolio of successfully completed projects totaling over $96 billion in construction value. With world-class leadership and a well-honed approach developed over several decades, we employ expertise, experience and ingenuity to build landmark properties – and build lasting relationships with our clients. Our comprehensive construction services – from preconstruction through constructability and field management – deliver superior results to public and private clients in a variety of vertical markets including aviation, healthcare, research laboratories, hospitality and office.


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Brian Fish

General Superintendent

Hensel Phelps