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Nesbitt Construction

Family Business Celebrates 40 Years, Passing of Torch

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Michael Nesbitt is no stranger to the construction business. His father, Bill, started Nesbitt Construction in 1977 and from the time Michael was a small child, he’s been a part of the team. 


“There were times I can remember, back in elementary school, on our way to a baseball game and he’d have to stop by a job site and look at it and maybe even make a few repairs,” says Michael. “He’d tell me to grab a broom and start sweeping. I thought it was fun and didn’t even realize I was learning about hard work and having a work ethic.” 


He continued to work at the company doing construction jobs throughout high school. Then, when he graduated college, he moved into the office to learn the financial and marketing aspects of the business.  


All that resulted in Bill turning the business over to Michael and naming him president of the company in Nesbitt Construction’s 40th year, placing him in charge of all day-to-day operations. Michael is quick to note that this transition has been seamless and it’s still business as usual at Nesbitt. 


“If someone is looking for a dependable, reputable contractor for a long-term relationship, there’s no need to look any further,” says Michael Nesbitt. “We’ll be there for your ever-changing needs and to help you grow your business.”


While Nesbitt offers all types of new construction and remodeling, the company specializes in large scale remodeling, especially through business operations. Nesbitt Construction partners with clients on every aspect of a project, from concept to completion and acts as design/build advisor and construction manager. Fiscal year budgeting is also offered in addition to feasibility studies and cost analysis. 


“We are paid to manage your project just as you manage your company. We manage the obstacles, schedule the work, and ensure completion to your satisfaction before we get paid,” says Michael. 


While Michael has taken over daily operations at the company, Bill has no immediate plans to retire. “It’s nice knowing your mentor is right there in the next room,” says Michael. 


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