Employment History at Gallin
Carpenter Foreman, 1989
Memberships and Certifications
Member, Carpenters Local 608
Joseph Tierney joined John Gallin & Son as a carpenter in 1984. In 1989, he was promoted to Carpenter Foreman. By 1993, he had risen to Superintendent — a position in which he works hand-in-hand with clients, guiding them through the construction process from conception through completion.
Role and Responsibilities
As Superintendent, Joe coordinates the day-to-day operations of the job in the field. He ensures that the project adheres to the highest professional standards and is completed on time and on budget. He also serves as a liaison to the client and the architect, providing them with frequent progress reports.
Joe starts each project by reviewing the construction drawings to pinpoint potential problems. He schedules the subcontractors, organizes the trades and makes sure that the correct materials are on hand. When Joe isn’t walking the site to check on progress, he’s on the phone talking with his subcontractors and suppliers in an effort to head off potential problems before they can create delays.
Joe understands that earning the client’s implicit trust is vital to the success of a project. To that end, he goes out of his way to maintain open lines of communication and position himself as an integral part of the client’s team — a hallmark of Gallin service.