A Day with Michael Nagel, CGR, CAPS, NAHB Remodeler of the Year

by ckoch@solagroup.com


Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011

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Midnight – 2 a.m. Finish PowerPoint presentation to the Home Builders Association of Porter County, Valparaiso, Ind.

2 – 5 a.m. Sleep.

5:50 a.m. Drive to Chicago.

6:45 a.m. Stop at Starbucks in the Lincoln Park neighborhood.

7 a.m. Make calls to roofing and EIFS contractors who are late arriving to a Barnes & Noble project that is experiencing a leak.

7:30 – 9:30 a.m. Oversee and coordinate work between roofing and EIFS contractors, ensuring noise heard by Barnes & Noble customers is minimal.

9:45 a.m. Visit N. Kingsbury office project with Armando Mendez, MAW Chicago’s project manager, to give direction about fourth-floor patio door replacements, which will occur on Oct. 7. Coordinate work with fourth-floor office staff and building management.

10:45 a.m. Stop by first-floor tenant at N. Kingsbury to say hello and ensure previous work MAW Chicago completed is performing to tenant’s standards.

11 a.m. Drive by Schiller Place, a gated townhome community in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood, to ensure exterior work (painted metal fence, fire escapes, railings and metal work in front of doors, as well as acid cleaned and sealed limestone) completed by MAW Chicago looks good.

Noon Visit with Hutter Architects Ltd., W. Monroe St., to discuss building permits and local business.

1:30 p.m. Lunch at Carmichael’s Steak House, 1052 W. Monroe. Visit with owner and restaurant management to ensure work completed by MAW Chicago is performing to their needs. (View a time-lapse video of work completed by MAW Chicago at Carmichael’s. 

2:45 p.m. Return to Barnes & Noble project to check progress.

3:15 p.m. Drive to Valparaiso, Ind., for speaking engagement at HBA of Porter County. Make phone calls to subcontractors and business associates on the way.

6 p.m. Dinner meeting at HBA of Porter County, during which give presentation about what makes a great Remodelers Council.

9:30 p.m. Drive home to Chicago’s western suburbs.

Midnight Arrive home and begin working on tasks for Oct. 7.

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