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Gregg follows dreams to career at Payne and Dolan

Project Manager of the Year
Matt Gregg – Walbec Group

Matt Gregg – Walbec Group

Matt Gregg has worked in the construction industry since he was a teenager.

When he was old enough to get a part-time job, Gregg reached out to a local builder and offered his assistance whenever it was needed. In high school, he took a took a class in advanced construction and helped build a house for Habitat for Humanity.

After finishing college at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, Gregg joined Walbec, where he is now a project manager for one of its companies — Payne and Dolan.

“Matt brings extraordinary planning and preparation to all his work,” said Todd Hughes, vice president of Walbec Group. “He always remains calm in what can often be a stressful environment.

He is always well prepared in both bidding and building his projects and is a pleasure to work with for all, both in the field and office.”

Gregg said he is responsible for running everything at a jobsite from start to finish. His duties include managing schedules, tracking costs and attending project meetings.

Two of the notable projects he’s been a part of are the reconstruction of Interstate 94 in Kenosha County and the East Troy Airport Taxiway Reconstruction.

“He takes the time to get to know his team members and customers and tailors his frequent communication to their specific needs,” said Cass Blashka, marketing communications manager for Walbec. “This reduces misunderstandings and frustration and helps him build positive professional relationships.”

Gregg said the hardest parts of his work are staying organized and understanding what is happening on a project “so that you stay on schedule/budget.”

“You interact with lots of people from engineers to owners, to subcontractors, to our own Walbec personnel,” he said. “Managing different personalities to ensure proper communication and understanding is very important and can be challenging.”


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