Some of Brian Stark’s best memories from his childhood are the times he built and fixed things with his dad around the house.
His love for building things continued to grow throughout his adolescent years, and he found work at a family friend’s residential construction business.
Today, Stark is still doing what he loves as a superintendent at Findorff. His path to the company wasn’t a traditional one. After graduating college from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in zoology, he found himself in a desk job.
After that, he decided to go back to his roots. Stark began his career with Findorff as a carpenter apprentice and gradually worked his way up the ladder.
In his current role as superintendent, he consistently stresses the importance of teamwork, communication and leadership. These attributes were especially vital when he was selected as superintendent to lead the company’s first major project on the other side of the country, the oLiv Seattle.
oLiv at Seattle is the newest mixed-use student housing development near the University of Washington campus. Complete with high-end interior and exterior amenities, it feels more like a resort than a student housing complex.
Stark moved to Seattle with his wife and children in September 2020 to lead the project, which is scheduled to wrap up in the next couple of months.
“Brian is an incredibly talented superintendent that anyone would be proud to have on their team,” said Erik Ivers, senior project manager at Findorff. “He is committed to project success and willing to tackle any obstacle that arises throughout a project’s duration. Brian is a charismatic leader who has proven success in building new, strong relationships with owners, design teams and subcontractors.”
When he’s not on the job, Stark enjoys coaching his two sons’ football, hockey and baseball teams.