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 his tenure.”