Recent office expansion reinforces strong performance
Austin Manager Lucas Meneghini is a busy man. Just over a year ago, he relocated from Chicago to launch the southernmost location for LaForce, which has already exceeded all expectations. Between juggling staff management and a recent expansion that more than doubled the size of his office space, Lucas is still a contract sales representative in the auspicious Austin market.
But he relishes the high activity level, and is proud to talk about the team’s successes over the past 12 months.
Lucas has worked with LaForce for nearly a decade. His background includes estimating and purchasing in Green Bay, followed by a 6.5 year stint at the Chicago location as a contract sales representative. When LaForce began researching new markets in the south, he jumped at the chance to relocate.
“They are building like crazy,” Lucas said of the Texas construction boom. He added that is especially true in Austin, which is centrally located near Houston and Dallas.
Just this year, the Austin location has generated several big projects, including the University of Texas and Dell Seton Medical Center hospital. Other excellent projects include tenant improvement work and apartment condos.
Lucas and his team are tackling challenges head-on as they learn their customers’ expectations and strive to meet them. Now that there is a large office and warehouse, thanks to the recent expansion, the team can build up inventory to satisfy customers’ needs.
“I’m very proud of my staff,” enthused Lucas. “Starting from scratch posed some difficult situations, but they have taken everything in stride and just continue to get better.”
He added that his team enjoys common interests, camaraderie and fun. Austin is a dynamic city with warm weather, great food, live music, and many festivals year-round, meaning there is always something enjoyable to do.