Used industry know-how to launch fast-growing contractor
During an internship with a general contractor while he was a civil engineering student at Northeastern University, Brian Chartrand found his calling. Describing his first jobsite experience as "exciting and buzzing with energy," Chartrand was immediately sold on construction's fast-paced and collaborative environment. In 2011, after working his way up from estimator to project manager to executive vice president of C.W. Driver, Chartrand became president of Driver URBAN, a new affiliate at that time. He developed the strategic plan for the start-up and assembled the leadership team. In three years, the general contractor has grown to 75 employees and approximately $170 million in annual revenue.
In 2014, the Orange County Business Journal ranked Driver URBAN as the fastest-growing large firm in Orange County. Chartrand values communication and candid feedback to support project teams.