PCarr_use.jpgPatrick Carr
President & Chief Executive Officer

Patrick began his career at Poole & Kent in 1980 after graduating from the University of Florida. He has over 38 years of construction experience on an expansive range of mechanically-intensive projects including design-build, construction management, and traditional delivery formats.    

He has had absolute project responsibility for some of the largest, leading, multifaceted projects in Florida including participation in one of the largest DBO agreements in the nation for Tampa Bay Water.  

Under his current position, Poole & Kent completed Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department’s award-winning first plant process design-build project and approximately $200 million of construction projects at the South District Wastewater Treatment Plant as part of the High-Level Disinfection Program.  Currently, Poole & Kent is constructing $260+ million in Consent Decree projects for WASD at all three of the County’s wastewater treatment plants as well as several pump stations throughout Miami-Dade County. 

Pat is responsible for optimizing operations of the Company including directing and managing the implementation of construction services, project management and overall estimating and budgeting for projects.

MacClugage.jpgBrian MacClugage
Executive Vice President

Brian joined the Poole & Kent team in 1989 after graduating from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He has over 28 years of construction experience on an expansive range of mechanically intensive projects including design-build, construction management, and traditional delivery formats in the healthcare, aviation, commercial, and heavy civil sectors.  

Prior to becoming Poole & Kent's Executive Vice President, Brian served as project executive of numerous large-scale projects in Florida, including the $135 million 235 MGD filter system project as part of Miami-Dade’s High Level Disinfection Program at South District Wastewater Treatment Plant and the $50 million Central Chiller Plants East & West Expansion at the Miami International Airport.  

Since 2013, Brian has served as Executive Vice President with executive duties including: safety and quality control; management of office and field supervision staff; estimating and bidding projects; oversight of project managers; manpower, material and resource management; and trade coordination in order to guarantee safe, timely, cost-effective, and high quality project delivery.

 

Strickland.jpgDavid Strickland, P.E., DBIA,
LEED AP BD+C
Senior Vice President & Assistant Secretary

David began his career in the construction industry in 1987. Throughout his professional career, he has achieved numerous certifications including Florida licensed Professional Engineer, Florida certified General, Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical, Underground Utility & Excavation, Pollutant Storage Systems Contractor; LEED AP BD+C, and DBIA Professional. His credentials are exemplary and for this reason he is our Construction Qualifier.

David's focus over the past 31 years has been in the design and installation of mechanical systems with added emphasis in the electrical and instrumentation trades. He is responsible for the design-build and construction management work for the Company. He uses his knowledge and expertise for business and project development, sustainability, value engineering, estimating, design, start-up, test and balance, commissioning and quality control on some of the most complex mechanical projects in the state.

AS Headshot.JPGAsif Shaikh
Senior Vice President

Asif began his career in the construction industry in 1999 after graduating from the University of Texas, Austin with a Master of Science Degree in Construction Engineering and Project Management.  He has worked on a multitude of water and wastewater treatment facilities throughout Arizona and Florida, including for over 25 Florida municipalities.  Asif joined our firm in 2014 and has primarily focused on operations, business relations, estimating, small business partnerships, and mentoring project managers.  

Asif’s responsibilities include bidding projects, oversight of project managers, business relations, procurement, manpower, material and resource management to achieve schedule objectives, trade coordination, recruiting, safety and quality control.  He uses his knowledge and expertise for business and project development, operations, value engineering, estimating, design, and start-up for the respective projects.

Polk.jpgStephen Polk
Vice President

Stephen began his career in the agriculture, timber, roads and bridges industries which prepared him for his first water treatment facility in Rodell, WV in the early 1980’s. Subsequent projects span several southern states over 41 years. The past 30 years of Stephen’s career have been primarily in Florida, constructing water and wastewater treatment facilities including reverse osmosis and nanofiltration systems.

Stephen’s responsibilities include construction administration and oversight of multiple large water / wastewater facilities including the $92 million expansion project for the largest water reclamation plant in Palm Beach County.  His background includes significant experience in the design-build and partnering approach as well as value engineering analysis to maintain project budget constraints.

Dave-BuShea_use.jpgDavid BuShea
Vice President

David began his career in the construction industry 39 years ago and has a multitude of experience in a wide range of mechanically-intensive projects including water/wastewater, education, medical, and transportation facilities. Prior to his position as Vice President, David was a superintendent, project manager, and project executive. Having hands-on experience is invaluable when managing projects.  Currently, David manages our Tampa division.

His management duties include estimating; developing, implementing, and maintaining CPM schedules; manpower, material and resource management to achieve schedule objectives; subcontractor coordination; management of office personnel and field supervision staff; trade coordination; and safety and quality control programs.

Kevin Smith.jpgKevin Smith
Vice President

Kevin began his career in the construction industry over 16 years ago and has been primarily focusing on complex water treatment, wastewater treatment, and pumping facilities in South Florida including design-build and traditional delivery formats.  He is currently providing executive oversight for Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department’s $93 million digesters upgrade at the South District WWTP.

Kevin’s responsibilities include construction administration and oversight of multiple large wastewater treatment facilities; developing, implementing, and maintaining CPM schedules; manpower, material, and resource management; subcontractor and trade coordination, cost control, safety and quality control programs.  Kevin has been recognized by Owners for his ability to complete projects under budget and ahead of schedule.  

Under his management, Poole & Kent was awarded “Best Overall” in the Water/Wastewater category for the 2015 Design-Build Excellence Awards by Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) Florida Region for our performance on Miami-Dade County’s 1st plant process design-build project at South District Wastewater Treatment Plant for improvements made to the Cogeneration Facility.