It’s not a new idea, business is, and always will be, all about the people. Relationships drive business, and relationships built on trust and mutual respect drive world-changing innovation. Melvin brings a wealth of knowledge from his decades in the industry. His experience is what drives our efforts and how we can excel in this field. Melvin loves to build things, and he has spent his entire life honing that skill. But what Melvin really loves to build is relationships. With our clients, with our vendors, and with our employees. Because good relationships lead to good things.
Our Founder and CEO have spent his life building more than just commercial development. He spent it building a knowledge base rooted in every aspect of commercial construction. With boots on the ground experience, Melvin has realistic expectations of the people he works with at every stage of the process.
Melvin served as US Development Director for McDonald’s Corporation. As a U.S. Development Director, his role combined providing construction direction, executing national program rollouts, strategic sourcing, and people development. Melvin played a vital role in supporting Construction, Real Estate, and Construction Supply Chain teams throughout the U.S., accelerating new development and modernization as part of the corporate initiative Bigger Bolder Vision.
Prior to joining McDonald’s, Melvin served in the U.S. Navy Reserve, Construction Battalion (Seabees). He has an array of construction and development experience in educational, retail, and industrial manufacturing. Previous organizations that Melvin has led construction/development projects include Proctor & Gamble, Mead Johnson, Chicago Public Schools, and Waffle House Corporation. Melvin graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science degree and from Northwestern University, Weinberg College of Arts & Science, Leading Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. He serves on the board of Michigan State University, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Alumni Association. He is involved in his community and is an active supporter of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC).