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As Preconstruction Manager, Jeff oversees Seagate’s business development and project pursuits. With a diverse background in construction built over 20 years, Jeff supports his team with strategic guidance and sound construction knowledge while working with our clients to meet their design, constructability and costing needs. He is a firm believer in building strong relationships and partnerships with clients to create long-term success for all parties. He sees mass timber as a game-changer in construction that blends efficiency and speed of construction with architectural beauty while contributing to a more sustainable future.
Ralph Austin formed Seagate in 2001 when prefabricated framing was just in the experimental stages in Canada. Seagate quickly adopted it on every project and has since become the leader in install. Ralph is now a globally-sought-after speaker and consultant in the industry. Ralph’s career has spanned more than 40 years in construction. Starting as a framer, he quickly became interested in estimation and project management, before leading the construction of the world’s tallest hybrid wood structure.
Scott brings 30 years of working experience in construction and a strong mix of both industry and formal education to Seagate. Having worked for large general contractors in increasingly senior roles and independently as a business owner, Scott is uniquely positioned to help guide Seagate in a construction industry poised for the growth of mass timber. Scott strongly believes in servant-minded leadership, building relationships, and helping our personnel constantly develop their capabilities and careers. Scott's responsibilities encompass all aspects of Seagate mass timber operations, including the growth of a strong company culture and identity, the promotion of a safe, inclusive, and healthy work environment for all of our workers, mentoring and professional growth across all levels of the company, business development, quality standards, and managing our internal processes as they relate to advances in technology and systems within the mass timber field.
Jesse is an accomplished construction leader with a proven track record for providing reliable technical expertise. He is driven to develop and implement strategies which improve performance and efficiency, finding smart solutions for difficult tasks within Seagate and across our projects. Working his way up through roles as a Carpenter and Lead Hand to Superintendent and Construction Manager, Jesse has excelled working in complicated construction environments. His work history involves extensive experience in transportation, luxury resort facilities, and residential projects. He takes pride in being a reliable leader who focusses on continuous growth for himself and his team.