Q&A with Mike Heitmann



Heitmann is CEO of Garney Construction and has been with the company since 1990, serving in his current role since 2011.

“We anticipate continued long-term growth in our sector with a small dip over the next several years.”

Q: What was the strength of your pipeline before heading into February?

A: Our backlog was very strong early in the year and remains strong today.

 

Q: What are you hearing from cities, counties and states about their water system plans? Are they pulling projects in light of their own funding issues?​

A: Not yet. Most of the work in our industry takes several years to complete and typically are fully funded prior to starting construction. However, we are concerned about funding levels in 2022 and beyond. 

 

Q: In the future, do you anticipate growth based on current contracted work or do you expect a slow down? Do you see things changing after the election?

A: We anticipate continued long-term growth in our sector with a small dip over the next several years. We do not see the election having much impact on our industry.

 

Q: With the majority of office staff still working from home, how has this impacted Garney’s overall productivity and company culture?

A: Our productivity has been affected very little. Regarding culture, we miss seeing each other and collaborating in person. Meeting virtually has its pros and cons but generally we are looking forward to getting back to normal.