Jessica Cruz Joins the Team

Jessica Cruz

Purchasing and HR Manager

Kissimmee, FL – Jessica Cruz joins the Building Blocks team as Purchasing and HR Manager. She will oversee purchasing and inventory at our glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) manufacturing plant. In addition, she will establish and manage an inclusive, team-oriented human resources practice at the facility.

 

Jessica is a welcome talent back in the workforce after dedicating four years to being a stay-at-home mom. Previously, she worked for a variety of design and fashion brands where she specialized in purchasing and imports. She brings 15 years of experience in purchasing and 3 years of HR expertise to Building Blocks.

Chantha Moth Joins the Team

Chantha Moth

Plant Operations Manager

Kissimmee, FL – Chantha Moth joins the Building Blocks team as Plant Operations Manager. He will supervise the glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) production team, includes the weld shop, mold shop, sprayers, yard, and truck loading crew.

 

Chantha brings 10 years of experience in operations, training, and logistics to the team. Before joining Building Blocks, Chantha worked in operations and project management with STABIL Precast, the Army National Guard, and the US Army. At STABIL, Chantha was the project manager for Zaha Hadid’s 1000 Museum tower.

Brian Graham Joins the Team

Brian Graham

Senior Project Manager

Allentown, PA – Brian Graham joins the Building Blocks team as Senior Project Manager. He will oversee all aspects of construction management for many of the glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) projects that we manufacture and install.

 

Brian brings over 25 years of experience in exterior building envelope construction to the team. He spent 20 of those years in New York City where he managed panelized and handset field installations of glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC), terracotta, ACM, zinc, brick, and EIFS facades. He attributes his career success to the long-term relationships he develops with building owners, developers, contractors and material suppliers.

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James Herrman Joins the Team

James Herrman

James Herrman

Project Manager

Dallas, TX – James Herrman joins the Building Blocks team as Project Manager for our Texas market. He will manage new construction and restoration projects utilizing glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC), terra cotta, and glass throughout the region.

 

James is formerly the Vice President of GFRC Cladding and owner of LCON Detailing and Design Services. He is over 30 years in the facade construction industry. James has been active in architectural cladding design, manufacturing, and installation since 1987. Previously, he served in the United States Army. 

 

According to James his, “greatest sense of accomplishment comes from helping others take their projects from ideation to completion.” James is an excellent addition to our team and we welcome him onboard.

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Brandon Dotson Joins the Team

Brandon Dotson

Architectural Designer

Chicago, IL – Brandon Dotson joins the Building Blocks team as Architectural Designer. He will collaborate with clients to create project-specific details and system designs.

 

Before joining our team, Brandon worked on projects all over the world including Istanbul, the Bahamas, New York, Miami, and Chicago. He holds a Masters of Architecture from Florida International University.

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Maggie McMahon Joins the Team

Maggie McMahon

Project Manager

Chicago, IL – Maggie McMahon joins the Building Blocks team as Project Manager. She will handle estimating and project management for restoration and new construction projects that feature terra cotta and glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) facade systems. The emphasis of her work is on financial reporting and billing.

 

Maggie began her career in sales and customer service at an art gallery prior to joining Building Blocks. Maggie focused on architecture history with a studio practice in sculpture while studying at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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James Liu Joins the Team

James Liu

Color Technician

Chicago, IL – James Liu joins the Building Blocks team as Color Technician. He will create the glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) samples that our project partners use to determine the finished look of their building facade projects. James will build and maintain our GFRC sample database to develop color options and product lines.

 

James previously studied pigments and pottery in Jingdazhen, China. He is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a Bachelors of Fine Arts.

Jimmy Lee Joins the Team

Jimmy Lee

Jimmy Lee

Chief Operating Officer

Kissimmee, FL – Jimmy Lee joins the Building Blocks team as Chief Operating Officer. He is formerly the President of GFRC Cladding and Vice President of GFRC 360. Previously, he worked with Harmon Contract W.S.A and Curtain Wall Design and Consulting. Jimmy has over 30 years of experience in the high rise cladding industry.

 

His expertise in prefabricated and unitized systems spans a variety of materials from precast, GFRC, and granite to metal panel systems. Jimmy is known for delivering wall systems that solve client challenges. He prizes effective design and the preservation of architectural intent in his work.

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Matt Seymour is Guest Speaker at SAIC

Chicago, IL – Matt Seymour spoke today at his alma mater, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). He shared his masonry restoration work with a group of historic preservation students. Matt shared his knowledge of the glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) and terra cotta restoration process. He also gave a presentation about the ongoing restoration at 125 S Clark in Chicago. Students then had the opportunity to view the project from Federal Plaza and ask Matt about his experiences after graduation.

 

Matt has managed terra cotta, brick, and stone facade restoration projects to local and federal preservation standards. He earned his Master of Science in Historic Preservation from SAIC in 2011. Matt is also a member of the Landmarks Illinois Skyline Council.

 

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Lizzie Amundsen Joins the Team

Lizzie Amundsen

Lizzie Amundsen

Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Chicago, IL – Lizzie Amundsen joins the Building Blocks team as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. She is formerly the Co-Founder and Director of a museum app and Associate Director of a media company. Previously, she worked as a gallerist and a curator. Lizzie has over 10 years in marketing, sales, and business operations in the creative industry.