"Mark believes good organization and listening skills are key to successful project management."
Project Manager - Mark Reile utilizes his experience and listening skills to create the right solutions for projects from start to finish. Mark has always been fascinated with building things. As a kid he loved to build forts and wander houses under construction. In high school, his fascination was reinforced through shop and drafting classes. When he graduated he decided to pursue a Masters in Architecture at the University of Michigan. He was initially surprised to discover that the profession of architecture entailed more than just drawing pretty pictures. He quickly realized the profession also includes the ability to program, thinking in three-dimensions, understanding all building systems, including mechanical and electrical, and even public speaking. As a shy guy, Mark found the last skill to be especially challenging. Eventually Mark overcame his fear of public speaking to develop a personable style to lead a team while fostering the important relationship between co-workers and clients. “Now I’m comfortable talking to 2nd graders or college presidents. It’s important to be a good listener so you can be open and empathetic to what a client wants.” Mark defines project management as active organization. He is always looking ahead to ensure that all project phases are progressing toward a successful outcome.
When he’s not managing projects, Mark has many hobbies to keep him busy including stained glass art, writing, and ministering to youth. He has been working with the youth in his church for over thirty years. Mark has authored and illustrated a book of his children’s messages called “Cereal Cermons.”