After 35 years in geotechnical contracting, Andrew Walker, president of Nicholson Construction, is set to retire. Walker started his career with the company as a senior project manager in 1994. He quickly rose to the top at Nicholson, from senior project manager to district manager, to vice president of operations, and finally to president, a role the he has held for the past 12 years.
Under his stewardship, Nicholson has experienced strong
growth, expanding from a regionally-based $30 million-per-year company to a
nationally renowned organization with annual revenues exceeding $120 million.
As planned, Christopher Hynes, current executive vice president
of operations for Nicholson, will succeed Walker as the company’s president.
“Since I came into Nicholson 18 years ago, the company’s
capabilities and reach have grown immensely, which is a testament to the
commitment and talent of the employees – they are the real strength of the
company,” says Walker.
“With Chris’s drive and leadership, the company will be in very good hands, and
will continue to build on our reputation for providing our clients with the
highest level of geotechnical construction services.”
Hynes first joined the company in 1998, when he started as a
project engineer. He progressed to project manager and then district manager of
Nicholson’s New York
office, where he grew the company’s presence in an active and challenging
market. He then moved to a construction manager role, and later to manager of
the special projects group, where he oversaw the successful completion of the
company’s largest, most complicated projects.
“Andy hired me in 1998, and I started off my career at
Nicholson reporting to him. I have tremendous respect for Andy – both professionally
and personally. It’s been an honor to work with him,” says Hynes. “The company
has had great success under his leadership, and I will continue to maintain
Nicholson’s values of delivering quality work safely. He has positively
impacted the entire Nicholson family, both professionally and personally, over