Associate Spotlight – Sean Looney
Miller-Valentine Construction welcomes Sean Looney to the Cincinnati team as an Assistant Project Manager. Sean graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management and a minor in Real Estate from the University of Cincinnati. Before graduating, Sean spent his last year and a half co-oping before accepting a full-time position in Miller-Valentine’s Cincinnati office. According to Josh Yeary, Senior Project Manager, “Sean was identified as the perfect match for our team during his co-op term. He possessed good communication skills and follow-up procedures that were well received by both our Clients and his team members. He is going to make a great Miller-Valentine Associate.”
Sean enjoys spending time with friends and family, anything outdoors, golfing and attending/watching Bearcat games.
What do you like about the construction industry? What sparked your interest to consider construction for a career?
Growing up I enjoyed building/constructing all sorts of things. As I grew older I would help my friends & family with their home remodels & renovations. I became further interested in the construction field after my first year at The University of Cincinnati. After spending a year in the business school I knew I was not fulfilling my career aspirations, and decided to switch to the Construction Management program.
What did you learn about Miller-Valentine during your co-op time? What are a few positive experiences you can share about your co-op time at MV?
During my time as a co-op, I had the opportunity to be a part of many projects, allowing me to grasp the wide range of projects that Miller-Valentine Construction executes.
I enjoy the team I work with every day. We know how to have fun and get work done. I am excited to start my career with Miller-Valentine, and look forward to contributing to our growth and success!
The team at Miller-Valentine are great to work with. We have a positive culture, and I feel it is a great place to grow and learn. Also, after spending time with companies in Kentucky and Georgia in other co-op positions, I knew that I wanted to be in Ohio, and more specifically Cincinnati. This is a great city, and I enjoy being a part of the growth.
What advice would you give other co-ops?
- Learn and be a part of as much as you can!
- Don’t be afraid to make mistakes; I’ve made plenty myself. When you do make mistakes, do not shy away from owning up to them, take that experience and grow from it.
- Have fun! If you’re not, you need to find something that is.
Do you have a favorite quote?
- Life begins at the end of your comfort zone
- Consistent – Persistent – Action
Connect with Sean on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/sean-looney-18699384/