Fort Worth, Texas — Westwood Contractors has added Michael Roop as director of operations, effective October 4. From its headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas, Roop will be directly responsible for supervising the company’s project management team and the general field superintendent. His key accountabilities include developing and monitoring operations, project management, field, administrative processes and procedures, and ensuring compliance.
Roop has 27 years of experience in the construction industry, including positions with Trademark Property Company and Bridgestone Retail Operations. Throughout his professional career he has successfully led a variety of retail and hospitality projects as well as mixed-use developments.
Most recently, he served as a design & construction manager at Bridgestone Retail Operations, LLC (BSRO) overseeing projects with construction valued up to $4 million in the western U.S. He was responsible for the construction rollout program for 20 new stores per year as well as the renovation and maintenance program for over 145 stores per year. Roop’s involvement included design, construction management, site selection, bidding, as well as contractor/developer selection and award. Previously, as director of construction for Trademark Property Company, he was responsible for managing all aspects of construction from predevelopment to complete tenant finish-out for large retail development projects up to 1.5 million square-feet and more than $200 milllion. Construction included power centers, town centers, mixed-use, big box and pad sites.
“Early in his career, Roop spent several years with Westwood as a senior project manager,” says Mike McBride, president & COO of Westwood Contractors. “Since then, he has also been a long term client through Bridgestone. We’re thrilled to have him back! His familiarity with us and our client base, combined with his experience from the client & developer perspective brings a tremendous skill set to our operations team. We have no doubt that he’ll have a positive impact on our business and our clients.”
Westwood Contractors is a commercial general contractor with 38 years of experience providing general contracting services for retail, healthcare, hospitality, high-end office spaces and distribution/warehouse facilities nationwide. Westwood Contractors is based in Fort Worth, Texas, and has additional offices in Phoenix and Charleston, S.C.
SOURCE: Westwood Contractors