Christopher O'Brien, 33
Director of training and development, Consigli
"At Consigli Construction University, I get the field staff involved with training, helping them earn important licenses and certifications. In this company, everyone from marketing down to the trade is required to improve themselves in some way, shape, or form. For some people, that means getting better with tools; for others, it's sharpening their business skills. It's a total commitment to training and development during a ferocious time in the industry.
"In this company, there is a sense of equality. It's hard to tell the difference between a carpenter and a vice president."