Split Spotlight: Get to Know Andrew Gordon
In construction, quality isn’t just a buzz word that people toss around as a formality. It’s a way to conduct operations safely and responsibly so that a project can be completed to its highest standards.
Quality control is a large undertaking for a project like the North Split in downtown Indianapolis, where the design and construction of 50 bridges in just 18 months requires a team to coordinate, assess, and oversee project operations to deliver a project that meets all specifications.
While several individuals make up the quality team, one employee has demonstrated what hard work, tenacity, and compassion can equate to in construction: a solid foundation with a future for long-term success.
Superior’s quality manager, Andrew Gordon, started out as a quality control engineer before assuming his current position. After only a little over a year with the company, he’s not only received a promotion, but has been responsible for project quality coordination across various levels.
Whether it is with the project’s operations team, fellow stakeholders like the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), or project technicians, Gordon’s largest responsibility is knowing the locations of where crews will be working, the type of work they’ll be performing, and what types of work they will be inspecting. He also manages the technicians that conduct all concrete and soil testing for the project to make sure they meet project specifications. Additionally, Gordon serves as a resource for the operations team by helping Team Indiana solve challenges that arise in the field and provide solutions.
“With a project this complex, quality is a process that requires a dedicated team to be successful,” said Gordon. “It also includes maintaining good faith relationships with our stakeholders, like INDOT, so the project can continue operating smoothly.”
Gordon, who fell in love with construction at an early age thanks to his father, found the secret to his success has been building relationships with the people he works with. This comes as no surprise to anyone who works with Gordon, as his warmth, kindness, and positive attitude make him a valuable asset.
“One of my favorite parts about working on the North Split is being part of a company that’s building a project that will positively impact the greater Indianapolis community,” Gordon said. “I get to work with some amazing teammates that have quickly become like family.”
When he’s not at the office, Gordon loves spending time with his wife and son, and frequents the Indianapolis Zoo. In the past, he’s also been an active volunteer with the Boys and Girls Club of Indianapolis, where he served as a youth mentor. He also has plans to participate in the company wide support of The Salvation Army Angel Tree program this year as well.
“Giving back to any organization that promotes healthy lifestyles and the overall well-being of children and adults is something I strongly believe in and support,” said Gordon.
While there are many definitions of the word, “quality,” it’s safe to say that Superior’s Andrew Gordon embodies quality in a way that goes beyond writing and into practice – and we can all take a page out of his book of excellence.