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Three Reasons You Will Love Working With Our People

Your next project isn’t really about the building. It’s about the people you get to work with to build it. You see them nearly every day over the course of the project, and you count on them for their expertise. You are trusting them to deliver the job on time, within budget, and to a quality standard you would be proud to show off.

At Albion, our people have built a reputation for both honesty and humility. We are industry experts with the knowledge to make you feel secure and confident in the outcome of the project.

Our Team

Kim Newsome

Co-Founder & President

With her winning attitude, fierce work ethic and unrelenting passion for work and family, Kim brings the complete package to executive leadership at Albion. She plays the key role in our firm’s success by managing all of the financial aspects of the business. She also coordinates and manages all of the banking, sub-contractor and supplier contractual relationships in addition to leading human resources and payroll functions. She wears multiple hats and wears them well.

Brian Newsome

Co-Founder & Executive Vice President

Brian is the ultimate point person at Albion. He’s personally involved in every project – from project pricing, budgeting and scheduling to cost management and strategic planning. After 25 years in the business, Brian is well-versed in the ins and outs of construction management, but it’s not just the industry knowledge, it’s the way he builds relationships with clients – making them lifelong Albion fans. Brian is a great listener, and his willingness to understand clients and act on their needs is the bedrock of the Albion client promise: achieve total customer satisfaction.

D.J. Schell

Director of Construction

D.J. Schell is a great asset to any project team. The first thing you’ll notice is his calm confidence. Maybe it’s his 23+ years working with clients in direct project management, or the experience he has gained in bringing scores of projects to successful completion. Either way, D.J.‘s easy-to-work-with style coupled with his depth of construction knowledge adds a composed yet professional assurance to your project team. Albion is driven to bring clients a first-class experience on each and every project, and D.J.’s resume is proof of this.

Todd Muraski

Director of Preconstruction

Todd Muraski is obsessed with bringing his clients’ vision to life. He has a total focus on having every project completed on time and on budget. Maybe it’s the ‘seasoned vet’ in him that makes his projects so successful. After 21+ years of managing multiple types of projects that range in everything from price to method, his ultimate measure of success is his clients’ satisfaction. Todd is driven to do good work, and the time and commitment he has put into Albion over the years is a direct reflection of the service-first attitude he possesses.

Jason Strane

Project Manager

Jason Strane makes each project a success with his positive attitude, cool head and keen eye for detail. Jason has what it takes to be a top project manager in the industry: a clear understanding of the desired outcome, strong communication skills to make it happen and the ability to delegate effectively along the way. His insightful, communicative and enthusiastic attitude work in-tandem to deliver construction projects on time and to Albion’s high standard.

Steve Wysocki

Senior Project Manager

Steve Wysocki has been in the construction industry for most of his professional career, including working in the field as a superintendent, estimating, assistant project manager, project manager, and now as a Senior Project Manager. Steve has managed new ground-up, class-A interior buildouts, and multiple renovation projects. All construction projects have challenges, but it takes experience and dedication to complete a project on-time and in-budget. Steve specializes in commercial construction, but is well-versed in all sectors.

Laura J. Garrett

Business Development Manager

Laura Garrett has what it takes to be the consummate Business Development Manager. She understands people, asks all the right questions, is inherently curious, sets realistic goals and thrives at establishing and nurturing relationships. In addition to managing our sales operations, Laura creates the firm’s marketing and partnerships with our construction industry peers, clients and the business community. She also supports the executive vice president and project team members. In other words, while we are constructing great buildings, Laura is busy building a great brand.

West Johnson

Cost Estimator

As Cost Estimator, West develops pre-construction estimates and manages value engineering efforts through all phases of design. With a background that includes site supervision, West brings practical knowledge of construction methods, materials, and resources to provide realistic and constructive cost analysis and estimating support.

Madison Rhodes

Marketing Coordinator

Madison Rhodes has the knack for writing, eye for design, and understanding of digital media needed to oversee the digital and print marketing for Albion. While managing Albion’s web content, Madison is also responsible for the design and creation of project proposals and marketing materials. She works directly with business development to secure new opportunities for Albion – further assisting in building the Albion brand.

Project Coordinator

Claire Dwyer

Project Administrator

Claire is the central hub of our office. Everything from contracts to invoices go through Claire. She's the first face you see when you walk into our office and the first voice you hear when you call us! Claire monitors all moving parts of each and every project that Albion takes on. With her hand in a little bit of everything, Claire is an especially vital member of the Albion team.