C.O.O. Coo Ca Choo!
Teitsch-Kent-Fay Architects, P.C. is delighted to announce; Brian A. Manning has been officially appointed Chief Operating Officer (C.O.O.) of our firm!
Brian has served as Vice-President for many years, and will continue in that capacity, but now will be responsible for overseeing all office operations.
Brian joined the firm as Project Manager back in November of 2003, and immediately became an integral part of our team. He worked on several public school projects where he was in charge of the coordination between our office and our consultants. This gave him the opportunity to assume a project manager role within the office in this capacity he provided essential oversight, as well as strong production abilities for a number of years.
When Bob Kent, firm president, decided it was time to retire the firm became a sole proprietorship, with Dan running the office. Dan had very little interest in “going it alone” and relied heavily on Brian as a kind of “un-official” partner for the business. In 2018 Brian officially joined Teitsch-Kent-Fay Architects, P.C. as an owner and shareholder in the corporation. Since that time, he has greatly expanded his business development responsibilities, meeting with existing clients, and soliciting new clients with proposals for new projects. Our long-term clients, who have known and worked with Dan for decades, have even come to depend on Brian’s knowledge and skill (something that delights Dan).
One of the many reasons that Brian and Dan work so well together is that their skills tend to complement each other. Brian is particularly interested in construction detail, whereas Dan really enjoys the design process. Each of them brings their own strengths and fortunately for all of you the combination of these strengths create the best service for our clients.
As our Chief Operating Officer, Brian will coordinate all activities within the office, as well as spearheading the firm’s business development efforts. These efforts have already borne fruit in several of our markets. Most notably is the commercial market, where Brian has brought in a number of new clients and managed several long term clients with new projects. Additionally, Brian has overseen our residential work, with the assistance of Keith and Courtney, which has grown several fold since the pandemic.
As of the 3rd of November Brian will have been working at Teitsch-Kent-Fay Architects, P.C. for 20 years. We are excited as the office enters this new phase in its history, and look forward to many more years of Brian’s vision and leadership.