Meet Operations Manager Clint Nicholson
Originally from Auckland, New Zealand, Clint joins us after working his way around the world: Central Europe, the Middle East, Papua New Guinea and Australia where he gained logistics and management experience from working in the heavy industrial sector. As Arciform’s Operations Manager, Clint will manage our Project Management & Estimating Teams and keep the construction process running smoothly.
Read on to find out what inspires Clint:
What attracted you to working with Arciform?
I have a strong personal interest in restoration and renovation from back home in New Zealand where I personally completed 3 full house renovations. I was familiar with Arciform from the advertising around town and was super excited when I randomly found the Operations Manager position, which would lead to a job in an industry that I have personal passion for.
What are you looking forward to about the job?
Working with a great team, being involved in a business that is Design/Build (not just one or the other), making a quick positive impact across my responsibilities, and facing/solving the challenges that will come with change and growth.
What inspires you about restoring and renovating older homes?
Both revitalizing the craftsmanship in older properties, incorporating the old with the new (eg: cast iron tub with modern sink/spigot/shower solutions).
What drew you to this line of work?
My professional experience comes from heavy industry operation management and my personal experience comes from the restoration and renovation of 3 properties between 90-115 years old, back in NZ, where I did most of the work myself (demo, framing, drywall, painting, flooring, tiling…..)
Describe one of your favorite past projects.
A 3 bed Villa House in NZ. Personally designed and completed most work myself with my partner. You can see it here: http://www.platinumhd.co.nz/videos/residential/nz/kingsland-auckland/4-richbourne-st-29398.html)
What were the challenges? What were some of the features that made it memorable?
Everything that made it memorable was a challenge. We redesigned the back deck to flow, changed it from 1 bath to 1.5 and exposed the beautiful ceilings that were hidden.
Tell us what you consider are the hallmarks of a well-executed project. How do you know when something is right?
High level product turned out every time (design and build), consistently. Customer is happy during project and ecstatic with final result.
What are the top 3 things on your “bucket list?”
- Have a family reunion as we are all spread across the world – I have 4 brothers and 16 cousins.
- Race/ride at the Dutch circuit in Assen, Netherlands.
- Break a record and/or 200mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats.