Get to know Garrett Lewis, Reynolds’ Vice President of Hybrid Construction
Describe your roles at Reynolds, culminating in your current role as Vice President of Hybrid Construction.
My roles at Reynolds have been primarily sales and client management related and managing legislative and government affairs. I joined Reynolds in 2015 in a business development role and during that time was influential in the development and refinement of hybrid construction methodology. In 2017, I transitioned to an account/project executive role, working to develop and support project delivery for more than $100 million of public K-23 school design and construction projects. Today, as VP of Hybrid Construction, my responsibility is rolling out deliverables, such as the Enhanced District Options Study (EDOS) and Long-Term Facilities Maintenance (LTFM) plan, which has provided me with the opportunity to work more closely with our operations staff.
What do you want educators to know about hybrid construction?
Hybrid construction is where districts can best minimize risk exposure, ensure project quality, and deliver best value.
What is an accomplishment at Reynolds you’re most proud of and why?
The successful rollout of the EDOS deliverable. The EDOS has changed how we develop projects from beginning to end. It’s also put us in a space where we’re able to help districts address needs across multiple facilities spanning multiple years. It’s our first step into true facilities planning. The document is unmatched in the PA public school market place and we’re proud of the quality of information we can give the client.
Who or what has been the biggest influencer on your career?
Rick Evans [president of Reynolds Energy Services]. He has been so generous with his time to teach me operations and sales components. What I appreciate about Rick is that he leads by example. He is adamant about doing the right thing, not necessarily what’s best for me or the company, but what’s best for the client. His dedication to delivering high quality services has been an inspiration for delivering my work product. Success is about being disciplined in your work habits and he’s taught me a lot about discipline.
What is something that people would be surprised to know about you?
I manage a farm and, until recently, ran a horse stable business out of my farm. Also, people are shocked to hear I have never seen any of the Star Wars movies.
What is your favorite place you’ve traveled to?
The French Alps. Being able to ski in southern France was breathtaking and life changing.
What movie do you have to sit down and watch when it comes on TV?
Dumb and Dumber.
What are some side projects or hobbies you have outside of the office?
Exercise, skiing, and working on my property. I’m also an avid tailgater and ticket holder for athletics at the University of Maryland.