Patrick Johnston

Project Executive

Turner Construction

Turner Construction is a North America-based, international construction services company and is a leading builder in diverse market segments. The company has earned recognition for undertaking large, complex projects, fostering innovation, embracing emerging technologies, and making a difference for its clients, employees, and community. With a staff of 10,000 employees, the company completes approximately $14 billion of construction on 1,500 projects each year. Turner offers clients the accessibility and support of a local firm with the stability and resources of a multi-national organization.


Tell us a little about what you do in your role at Turner.

My role is to provide guidance and leadership support to each project that I oversee and to ensure that we are delivering upon our contract commitments to each of our clients.


Why did your company join our advisory board?

Turner joined this board as a way to become more involved with the MSU leadership and students and to learn about the curriculum so that we can pair that with our future candidates for hire.


What piece of advice do you have for students?

Be a continuous learner. In my approximately 20+ years within this industry, I have seen numerous evolutions of the way we build. This will continue to change as new technologies emerge, and being open-minded to these changes will allow you to grow in your career. Always be learning!

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