LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. – Halfacre Construction Company, a Lakewood Ranch-based commercial construction company, recently hired Brian Berges as an assistant project manager at its Lakewood Ranch headquarters.
A new graduate, Berges brings several years of experience working in a variety of roles within large corporations. In his new position, he will be assigned to assist with the $28 million R.L. Anderson Administration Center renovation project in Venice, Fla.
Prior to joining the commercial construction company, he assisted as a sales management intern for Pepsico’s Frito Lay division. During his internship, he managed a group of employees and developed methods to improve their sales execution and completed a project to increase incremental sales and improve execution within select stores.
Berges also worked as a human resources intern and sourcing and logistics intern for Mauser Corp., a worldwide leading provider of industrial packaging.
“We are always excited to welcome high-quality employees like Brian to the Halfacre team,” said Rick Milhoan, senior project manager with Halfacre Construction Company and Berges’ supervisor. “Our team has seen the value and importance of internships within our own company and with employees we have hired. These opportunities provide students with real-life experience as they enter the workforce.”
Proficient in Spanish, Berges also serves as a Spanish tutor and provides one-on-one sessions to students seeking to learn to speak, read and write the Spanish language.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness management with a minor in entrepreneurship and innovation from The Pennsylvania State University.
About Halfacre Construction Company
As the area’s oldest, most established, locally owned and operated private commercial construction company, Halfacre’s foundational strengths stand as evidence that its commercial and industrial construction projects will be delivered on time, within budget, with the utmost integrity and with the expertise and financial strength needed for success. Halfacre Construction also offers its expertise as a green building provider with the resources available to build viable, effective alternatives to reduce energy consumption and preserve natural resources. Staff includes U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) certified professionals who have demonstrated proficiency in green building practices and who possess a thorough grasp of the LEED Green Building Rating System. For more information, please visit www.HalfacreConstruction.com.