March 15th, 2020
Do you know anyone that can manage both your investments and the building of a 10,000 sq ft gym? Well, we do, and he’s our very own intern turned project engineer, Matt O’Donnell.
Originally born in Dallas, Texas, Matt and his family moved to Moorestown, New Jersey for his father’s career when he was just a few months old. Fast forward 25 years, Matt has now graduated from Lasalle University, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a degree in finance and entrepreneurship. Following the typical path of someone with a finance degree, Matt took a job as an investment and financial planner. After a few months, he realized that something was missing, and he knew he had to make a change. From a young age, Matt always had a passion for building and often found himself getting involved in any sort of construction project around his house. So, he thought, why not make his passion his career and go back to school for construction management.
Matt is currently attending Jefferson University, in Philadelphia earning his degree in Construction Management and is set to graduate in Fall 2020. As a course requirement, Matt took on an internship at Scungio Borst Construction Management where he first started in the cost estimating and accounting departments applying his finance background to the field of construction. After several months of working as an intern, Matt received a full-time job offer at Scungio Borst as a project engineer and continues to impress the field team especially his direct supervisor, project manager Matt Dutton. “OD possesses the qualities that destine oneself for success in life. He is consistent, coachable, checks his ego, prioritizes and executes, leads up and down the chain of command, and handles client and subcontractor communications very effectively. Most importantly he takes complete ownership of his daily responsibilities and decisions. I never have to worry about anything on a Matt O’Donnell job. I always say, ‘If SBA had a company full of Matt O’Donnell’s, we’d be absolutely unstoppable.’ ”
On the weekend, you can find Matt at the gym, watching sports and movies or trying a new restaurant with his girlfriend, Devin. He also enjoys applying his passion for building at home whether it’s building a new deck, shed, or piece of furniture. Matt, you can visit us anytime.
Noted SBA projects: Several PlanetFitness locations PA, NJ. Gloucester Premium Outlets