The outstanding character of our people drives Findorff’s commitment to quality craftsmanship, as recognized by several recent promotions. We are happy to announce Laura Blood Velotta has been promoted to MEP Group Lead, while Luke Hutchins and Kyle Loest have been both promoted to Directors of Project Management. We are proud of their growth and the leading roles they play on and off the project site.
Luke Hutchins: As a Director of Project Management, Luke is responsible for the day-to-day oversight of construction activities in the Madison office, ranging from preconstruction to project closeout, as well as oversees the development of project staff. He has extensive experience in the construction industry and has been with Findorff since 1999. Several notable projects he worked on include two impressive student-housing towers on the UW-Madison campus: Hub Madison and The James. His community involvement includes supporting Second Harvest Food Bank, AGC of Wisconsin, and United Way. The leading roles Luke has played both in and out of the office even earned him a spot with In Business magazine’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2018. Luke currently resides in Madison with his wife Joanna and two children Max and Lexi.
Laura Blood Velotta, PE, QCxP, LEED AP BD+C: With over 12 years of experience, Laura has a detailed knowledge of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems. As the MEP Group Lead, she will oversee the development of building systems for Findorff’s projects. Since her start at Findorff in 2012, Laura has worked on numerous high-profile buildings throughout the Midwest. Her accomplishments also include being recognized as a Women in Construction Winner by Constructech Magazine, plus volunteering for organizations such as United Way, Habitat for Humanity, and Fetch Wisconsin. Laura currently lives in Madison with her husband Mike, daughter Kate, and giant lapdog Mason.
Kyle Loest: In his new role as a Director of Project Management, Kyle will be leading projects for Findorff’s Milwaukee office and managing teams to help ensure projects successfully complete on time and on budget. Having started with the Company in 2006, he has especially been committed to supporting the construction of complex healthcare systems. He was instrumental in building UW Health at The American Center and Genesis Medical Center. Additionally, he holds a Healthcare Construction Certificate from the American Society for Healthcare Engineering and is an active member in the Wisconsin Healthcare Engineers Association. His accomplishments also include his recognition as ENR Midwest’s Top 20 Under 40 Class of 2015. Additionally, Kyle has been involved in his community with Associated General Contractors (AGC) and United Way, and volunteering for organizations such as Surfrider Foundation of Milwaukee. Kyle currently lives in Milwaukee with his wife Lybra and daughter Finley.
Congratulations Laura, Luke, and Kyle on your well-deserved promotions!