McHugh Construction Adds Six Construction Professionals to Growing Nashville Team

NASHVILLE, Tenn., September 9, 2019: James McHugh Construction Co., the Chicago-based general contractor whose Nashville office opened in 2014, is pleased to announce the addition of six construction professionals to its growing Nashville team. 


David Wells joins McHugh as an Assistant Superintendent and brings to the role more than 20 years of experience in construction operations. Wells previously held positions as both project manager and project engineer where he oversaw multiple construction projects from conceptualization through completion. He has extensive experience analyzing structural conditions prior to construction to maximize efficiency of MEP and HVAC systems. 


Shane Tresch, who has more than 20 years of experience, joins McHugh as a Senior Project Manager. In this role, Tresch provides management direction for an array of projects, including coordinating workers, material, and equipment, ensuring that specifications are followed, and work is proceeding on schedule and within budget. Tresch previously held roles as a project manager for several multifamily properties including the Bells Bluff Apartments in Nashville. 


Alex Schreuders brings seven years of experience to his role as Assistant Project Manager. Schreuders previously held roles as both an estimator and project manager where he drafted proposals, executed HVAC and mechanical estimates, and developed and maintained project schedules, budgets, and cost controls. As Assistant Project Manager, Schreuders provides overall administrative and technical direction, including pricing proposals, issuing subcontractor and change orders, and managing document control, to multiple Nashville projects. 


Brian Sapone joins McHugh as a Concrete Project Executive, bringing 19 years of combined experience in project management and construction estimation. In his previous role, Sapone oversaw multiple large-scale projects in Nashville such as the Aspire Midtown Apartments and the Hyatt House. As Concrete Project Executive, Sapone manages and coordinates planning, budgeting and implementation of concrete frame and formwork projects for McHugh’s Nashville portfolio, helping the company further establish its reputation as the premier concrete contractor in the market. 


Emmet Trost joins McHugh Construction as a Project Engineer. Trost is a recent graduate from Carthage College in Wisconsin with a degree in business management. He brings extensive internship experience in accounting, business and construction from various companies in the Midwest. In this role, Trost will assist with various bid-cycles as well as managing document control, project record keeping and actively participating in administration of all project quality planning.


Ryan Freeman joins McHugh Construction as a Safety Manager in the Nashville office. In this capacity, Freeman is responsible for implementing and overseeing all aspects of McHugh’s safety program and fostering a safety-first culture as the company grows. This includes planning and coordinating work to minimize risks, conducting comprehensive safety assessments, and completing job hazard analyses for each major phase of work.


McHugh Construction, which recently completed construction of the Holiday Jones Hotel in East Nashville, opened its Nashville office in 2014 with three employees. Today, the company has more than 25 full-time managers and office staff and continues to expand its Nashville footprint.


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About James McHugh Construction Co.
James McHugh Construction the premier builder of landmark, one-of-a-kind structures in Chicago, Nashville and across the Midwest. Specializing in high-rise residential projects, concrete construction, historic restoration, ultra-high luxury hospitality, entertainment, special use, rail and infrastructure works, McHugh serves clients in both the public and private sectors, delivering a seamless and positive project experience driven by excellence and innovation. Since its founding 1897, the company has constructed some of the Midwest’s most complex and recognizable structures, including Marina City, Aqua Tower, Navy Pier’s Centennial Wheel, Kenect Nashville and The SoBro, earning a reputation for leadership and innovation in general contracting. McHugh is known for its unwavering commitment to clients, its ability to deliver exceptional results on time and within budget, its dedication to growing and developing partnerships with subcontractors, and its steadfast pursuit of building stronger communities in the markets in which it operates.