Foresight Construction Group, Inc. announced that Joey Mandese has joined the firm as the Preconstruction Services Director for Foresight’s three locations in Gainesville, Tampa and Jacksonville, Fla. He will be based at Foresight headquarters in Gainesville, Fla.
Joey has over 26 years of experience in design, construction, and development. He was previously the owner of Mandese White Construction, Inc. and MW Bender Architecture, Inc. He has over 15 years’ experience with other national firms as well as firms in the North Florida area.
Joey’s experience encompasses all facets of construction and methods of delivery, including construction management and design-build methods. His design background and field experience create a unique, well-rounded perspective.
Joey is an active member of the community. He currently serves on the Capital City Bank’s Board of Directors, as well as a current board member of the Gainesville Quarterback Club; an organization that supports the University of Florida Athletic Association. In addition, he was the past Board Chair of AMIKids, a non-profit school for at-risk children that serves all of Alachua County.
Joey has a Bachelor’s of Science in Building Construction from the University of Florida and is a Certified General Contractor in the state of Florida.
Foresight has seen an unprecedented growth in employees in 2017. Since January, the company has hired 10 employees, to include Joey. The company’s growth is largely due to the vision of CEO and President, Juan Segarra, to scale the business.
“When I founded Foresight, I wanted to build a company that made a significant impact on our staff, clients, community and industry,” said Segarra. “I believe we are successfully doing just that. We are always striving to add team members that will perpetuate a service-focused culture within our company, and Joey is a significant addition towards this goal. His extensive knowledge of the construction industry and in-depth understanding of the preconstruction process allows us to add an even greater level of service to our clients, and supports our vision to lead our industry by how we deliver our services.”