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CRAIG JONES

DIRECTOR OF SALES

 

HIS ROLE

Craig leads Skyline’s sales and business development team and is responsible for developing key growth strategies, tactics and action plans to service existing clients, while expanding the company’s customer base.

HIS BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE

Craig developed an interest in civil engineering in high school after spending 2 summers working for a land surveyor. In his senior year, a job description for a General Contracting Field Engineer caught his eye, and he decided that would be his career path. After receiving his degree, Craig joined Turner Construction as a Field Engineer, where he worked for 30+ years, earning his way to an executive of the firm.

Reminiscing on his career, Craig recalls, “That was when I fell in love with construction. I spent the first few years primarily coordinating tenant improvement projects. Who would have known that the experience of my first 3 years would end up being my career calling?”

Craig joined the Skyline team in 2014 to support CEO David Hayes' vision for growth in the Silicon Valley market: “The vision for the company was stellar, but what I learned coming to work for Skyline is that all employees are truly viewed as owners. People listen to your ideas and support you. The camaraderie and the go-getter attitude make it an excellent place to work.”

HIS MANAGEMENT STYLE

Craig does not believe in micromanagement. Instead, he prefers to be a resource for ideas and strategy, while keeping people focused on the job at hand without distraction: “I trust people to do their jobs, and I give them the room to do so. I enjoy it when people approach me with questions, as well as ideas on alternative ways to tackle situations.”

HIS INTERESTS AND HOBBIES

Craig's passion for construction is rivaled only by his passion for sports. He has coached 40 teams over the past 15 years, supporting each of his three children. "Sports are something I could easily share with my kids. I have enjoyed watching their skills develop over these many years.”

Craig loves college football (go Notre Dame!) and all levels of baseball. He played four years at Valparaiso University and continued to play in an adult baseball league through 2016. In his free time, Craig enjoys spending time with his wife (a USC Trojan grad), working in the yard, hiking, learning anything about U.S. History and tuning up his golf game.