John White

Preconstruction Manager

Hoar Construction

General Contractor based in Birmingham, Alabama, with eight divisions throughout the Southeast.


Tell us a little about what you do in your role with Hoar Construction.

I work alongside bid teams to put together a final estimate that we go to contract with. I also work on budgets for negotiated work and help owners fit their project within their budget constraints.

Why did your company join our advisory board?

I am a Mississippi State Building Construction Science program alumni and value the future of this program. Hoar is also a member to stay involved so that students are familiar with our company.

What piece of advice do you have for students?

Work on verbal communication and writing skills. This industry involves being on the phone constantly and sending numerous emails daily. Clear and concise communication is important to produce successful projects.

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