We are happy to announce the addition of Michael Roop as Director of Operations, a role he officially assumed on October 4th. From our headquarters in Fort Worth, TX, Mike will be directly responsible for supervising our project management team and the general field superintendent. His key accountabilities include developing and monitoring operations, project management, field, administrative processes and procedures, and ensuring compliance. Mike will also play a central role in advancing Westwood’s new technologies to support efficient and consistent process execution across the organization to ensure business and client objectives are achieved.
Mike has 27 years of experience in construction and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Construction Engineering Technologies from the University of North Texas. Throughout his professional career, he has successfully led a variety of retail and hospitality projects as well as mixed-use developments.
Most recently, he served as a Design & Construction Manager at Bridgestone Retail Operations, LLC (BSRO) overseeing projects with construction valued up to $4,000,000 in the Western United States. He was responsible for the construction rollout program for 20 new stores per year as well as the renovation and maintenance program for over 145 stores per year. Mike’s involvement included design, construction management, site selection, bidding, as well as contractor/developer selection and award. In addition, he was involved as the Lead Construction Manager for BSRO’s Acquisition Programs up to $50,000,000. Previously, as Director of Construction for Trademark Property Company, he was responsible for managing all aspects of construction from predevelopment to complete tenant finish-out for large retail development projects up to 1.5 million square-feet and more than $200,000,000. Construction included power centers, town centers, mixed-use, big box, and pad sites.
“Early in his career, Roop spent several years with Westwood as a Senior Project Manager. Since then, he has also been a long-term client through Bridgestone. We’re thrilled to have him back! His familiarity with us and our client base, combined with his experience from the client & developer perspective brings a tremendous skill set to our operations team. We have no doubt that he’ll have a positive impact on our business and our clients,” said President & COO Mike McBride.