Friday // January 25, 2019

EMJ Promotes Senior Preconstruction Leaders

Left to Right: Alex Miller, SVP, Preconstruction and Keith Starkes, VP, Preconstruction.

EMJ Construction has promoted Alex Miller to Senior Vice President of Preconstruction for its Chattanooga-based team, and Keith Starkes to Vice President of Preconstruction for its Dallas-based team. 

In these roles they will plan, organize, and direct the activities of the Preconstruction Department, provide overall leadership and management of the client experience process. Additionally, they serve as a champion for EMJ’s strategic vision.

Miller attended the University of Tennessee – Knoxville where he earned a degree in civil engineering. He joined EMJ Construction in 2008 as a Project Engineer. Since that time he has held several successive roles including Senior Project Estimator, Director of Preconstruction and Vice President of Preconstruction.

“At a construction firm, one of the key roles is leader of the preconstruction department because that department is the key to delivering a great client experience,” said Chas Torrence, EVP of EMJ Construction, Chattanooga. “Throughout his many years with EMJ, Alex has demonstrated expertise in the construction industry and an unquestionable dedication to serving our clients, partners and colleagues.”

While at EMJ, he’s served on several high-profile projects in Tennessee including: Wacker Polysilicon, a polysilicon production plant in Bradley; Market City Center, a massive mixed-use project in downtown Chattanooga; and, the high-profile renovation work for Ruby Falls, a 145- foot high underground waterfall located within Lookout Mountain.

Starkes attended the Texas A&M University-Commerce where he earned a degree in construction science. He joined EMJ Construction in 2004 as a Project Engineer. Since that time he has held several successive roles including Superintendent, Project Manager, Senior Project Estimator, and Director of Preconstruction.

“Keith has displayed a dedication to serving his colleague and clients from the day he started at EMJ,” said William Mosher, EVP of EMJ Construction, Dallas. “Our preconstruction department sets the course for the project and it’s where we first earn trust from our clients. He’s passionate, fair, and humble. He will continue to be a steady and pragmatic voice helping to ensure we deliver value on each project.”

While at EMJ, he’s served on several high-profile projects in Texas including: Farmer Brothers Co. Headquarters, an office building and distribution center in Northlake; various programmatic projects for Lowes, Kohl’s and Walmart; and, the upcoming Alpha + Inwood project, a massive mixed-use development that includes a hotel, office building, and retail space, in Farmers Branch.

Market City Center, downtown Chattanooga.

 

A rendering of the The Alpha + Inwood project.

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