Greg May became the sole owner of Nexus Technology services in 2017, after two years with a previous partner. While working as an electrician, Greg started to become more familiar with controls, low voltage, and infrastructure, which led him to see where the industry was going. He wanted to be a part of the future and saw a great need in the tech industry. Nexus Technology Services is a technology company with a construction division that installs tech infrastructure and devices.
The first large-scale project Nexus completed was on the east side of Michigan, where they were contracted to install over 120 cameras and add infrastructure to support the system in a facility that was over 200,000 square feet. Greg learned how to effectively deploy and manage a traveling team, and how to be nimble.
As a fairly ‘young’ construction company, Greg looks at challenges as a way to continue learning and growing. An ongoing challenge currently is finding talented and qualified employees.
I take a hands-on approach to hiring and developing talent. Doing this allows Nexus to create our own talent pipeline.
More recently, Nexus Technology Systems has a contract to perform a multi-school build over two states. The client is opening multiple charter schools throughout the Midwest, and the project will be ongoing for the next few years. Greg used the knowledge he’s gained in effectively deploying teams and scheduling to manage this project across the region.
Greg cites persistence and grit as the values Nexus Technology Services holds that make them successful, and notes that the construction community can become more inclusive by understanding and creating a culture that is accepting and understanding. Nexus Technology Services encourages the growth and success of other underrepresented construction companies by hiring qualified subcontractors that are minority and women-owned.
Nexus Technology Services believes that as we grow, our community should grow with us. We can’t grow without the support of the community, so it’s imperative that we funnel the dollars and opportunities back to our community.
Greg believes that the Construction Allies in Action initiative will help create a foundation for underrepresented companies who wish to scale properly and provide a track record for owners who question their foundational qualifications.
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