ENR Southeast's 2013 Top 20 Under 40: Building for the Future
Spearheaded development of virtual design and construction group
34, Regional Vice President
Brasfield & Gorrie, Kennesaw, Ga.
In addition to managing preconstruction and estimating services for Brasfield & Gorrie's Atlanta, Raleigh and Dallas offices, Greg Hunsberger leads the firm's virtual design and construction group. As a result, the company has adopted preconstruction technology such as BIM-assisted takeoffs and 4D BIM scheduling.
In addition to participating as a member of numerous industry groups, Hunsberger takes part in United Way campaigns. He is also involved with the Wounded Warrior project, and he chairs the facility committee for a private school in Atlanta.
Electrical engineer embraces continuous process improvement
37, Project Manager
exp US Services, Maitland, Fla.
Brandon Lemonier has worked for exp US Services for his entire 13 years as an electrical engineer, seeing it grow from approximately 55 employees to its current size of nearly 3,700. Along the way, he has worked in all the firm's offices and with numerous employee groups to continuously improve the firm's project management methods and engineering standards.
As president, vice president and manager of the Central Florida chapter of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, Lemonier worked to help improve planning and process improvement on an industry-wide basis. He also has served as a director of the Themed Entertainment Association's eastern board.
Lemonier also sits on an advisory committee guiding the architectural engineering curriculum at his alma mater, the Milwaukee School of Engineering.
Francisco Carlos Perez-Brown
Young architect promoted to partner, leading a staff of 12
CRB Caribe, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Francisco Carlos Perez-Brown serves as architectural leader in the San Juan offices of CRB Caribe Engineers and Architects, where he oversees a staff of 12 architects and drafters. Perez-Brown was recently named a partner with the design firm, which specializes in pharmaceutical projects.
He also serves as general manager for the firm's office, where he has assisted with the adoption of BIM technology. As a result of his efforts to adopt BIM practices locally, Perez-Brown has been named to a national group of employees who will work to foster greater company-wide use of emerging technology.
Perez-Brown gives back to the San Juan community by volunteering at the YMCA. He also helped design a new lobby for the YMCA building.
He is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Puerto Rico.
Loyal to his firm in tough times, he emerges as a company leader
37, Manager of Piping Engineering
During his 14 years as a mechanical engineer, Lucien Richard has gained global experience, including working on projects in Saudi Arabia. Additionally, while with Black & Veatch, he spent three months in Thailand, where he trained engineers on work processes and the technical requirements of stress analysis.
In 2007, Richard joined PegasusTSI in Tampa as manager of the firm's piping engineering department, where he oversaw 13 engineers. When the recession brought tough times, he found himself single-handedly responsible for the firm's piping engineering project work.
Richard remained loyal to the firm, however, and in 2010 was nominated to serve as a member of PegasusTSI's leadership team, which develops the company's vision and strategy.
Throughout his career, Richard has given back to his community. During his tenure with Black & Veatch, he volunteered for Habitat for Humanity in Kansas City, Kan. For PegasusTSI, he leads the firm's involvement with the Ronald McDonald House in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Work experience drives mission to improve delivery methods
39, Director of Preconstruction Services
Samet Corp., Charlotte, N.C.
Eric Rothrock's experience working for both specialty firms and general contractors has given him a unique perspective.
Early in his career, while still in his 20s, Rothrock worked as a vice president for a concrete contractor and became the youngest-ever president of the North Carolina Concrete Finishers Association. Soon after, he began working for a general contractor, where he served as project manager on the firm's Hurricane Katrina-related contract to perform emergency roof repairs in Mississippi.
Now at Samet Corp., Rothrock is working to develop a version of integrated project delivery that could be more easily utilized by different size contractors.