Michael D. Russell

Partner/Chief Executive Officer

Michael is responsible for company strategy, geographic diversification, business development, marketing and communications, public relations, best practices, and continuous improvement. Michael promotes positive stakeholder involvement in the company by fostering relationships, facilitating effective communication, keeping stakeholders active in decision-making, dealing professionally and fairly with all stakeholders and continually instilling this philosophy in the company’s culture.

Prior to returning to United Construction in 2010, Michael was with Prologis, where he organized, established, and managed the U.S. and Canadian project development platform for build-to-suit and fee development projects, site acquisitions, industrial park master planning and infrastructure development.

From 1991 through 1999, Michael was Director of Preconstruction and Business Development at United Construction in Reno, NV and was responsible for design, estimating, project purchasing/buy-out, marketing and business development functions of the company. Michael returned to United Construction in 2010.

Michael’s 35+ years of construction industry experience includes work in industrial, commercial, defense, medical, military, education, manufacturing, office, aviation, retail, multi-family, waste water treatment, photovoltaic, petrochemical, infrastructure and land development markets. Michael’s professional experience includes more than 50 million square feet of building completions, and more than 25,000 acres of land acquisition and related land development. Michael has also previously held general and mechanical contractor’s licenses in Nevada and California.

Currently Michael serves as co-chair of The Children’s Cabinet a local non-profit helping keep children safe and families together, and is an active member of NAIOP, EDAWN, the Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovation Construction Sector Council and IAMC.

Originally from New Orleans, Michael now resides in Reno, Nevada with his wife Becky, where he enjoys skiing, golf, music, cooking and time with his family and friends.