Project Manager David Musch recently earned a Top Young Professional award from Engineering News-Record Texas & Louisiana for his dedication to improving construction processes and outcomes. David is the Continuous Improvement Leader for Sundt’s Building Group – Texas District and was part of the first class in the country to complete the Associated General Contractors Lean Certification program.
David grew up in the Dallas suburb of Carrollton, and attended Loyola University in New Orleans on a baseball scholarship. He has been with Sundt since 2014. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf and fishing. He and Lindsey, his wife of 10 years, have two daughters, Lily (8) and Ivy (5).
What was your first thought when you learned you won the award?
It caught me off guard. I didn’t have any expectations to win. I am very honored to have been chosen. I work hard and am passionate about my career, so it feels good to be recognized.
What has been your biggest accomplishment since joining Sundt?
Sundt has given me great opportunities to learn and develop my career. I have been a Continuous Improvement Leader since 2015 representing the Texas Building District. I received my CM-Lean certificate and was recently asked to be a member of the group that promotes education and training for Lean. I was the Project Manager from pre-construction through operations on the Wichita Falls Independent School District Career and Technology Center. We worked very hard over the course of two years to deliver the project on time and under budget.
Which project are you working on now?
CPS Energy Headquarters in downtown San Antonio. It is a difficult and complex project with a high profile client and exposure in the city. We have a great team and the client has been very receptive to our performance. We are still in the early stages of the project, with about two months remaining on the demo schedule. We also have a large self-perform concrete element, so this will be a great project for our local resume.
How open has the company been to allowing young professionals to bring their ideas to the table?
There has been a lot of change during my time with Sundt. As a company, we are always looking for ways to improve our performance. This type of environment is great for young professionals to expand their careers and push the envelope with technology and process improvement.
What do you see in your future as a Sundt employee-owner?
I look forward to the challenge of expanding my leadership and role in operations.