Celebrating the Remarkable Career of Brent McDonald

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Mar 4, 2024

Kier + Wright is proud to honor and celebrate the illustrious career of Brent McDonald, who served as Chief Estimator, Staking Coordinator, Party Chief, and Chainman over the last 35 years. As Brent embarks on a new chapter in his life, we reflect on his invaluable contributions, mentorship, and unwavering dedication to our company.

Throughout his tenure, Brent has embodied the spirit of excellence both in the field and in the office. He seamlessly coordinated with field personnel, considering himself a field guy at heart, while effectively managing the intricacies of his role in the office.

One of Brent’s greatest joys has been his diverse range of job tasks within the surveying industry. From navigating construction projects to engaging with construction crews, Brent has relished the opportunity to tackle different challenges on each project. His ability to bridge the gap between clients and field operations has earned him the trust and respect of all stakeholders, ensuring continued success for Kier + Wright.

A true mentor at heart, Brent has dedicated himself to nurturing the next generation of talent within Kier + Wright. Through his leadership and guidance, he has imparted invaluable knowledge and instilled a culture of continuous learning. Reflecting on his journey, Brent emphasizes the importance of keen observation, active listening, and asking the right questions, going on to say, “a good recipe for success is combining loyalty and passion for our work.” Brent’s belief in promoting from within has shaped careers and fostered a sense of loyalty and unity within our organization.

When asked about his fondest memories of Kier + Wright, Brent happily recalls the many golf tournaments, clay shoots, and holiday parties throughout the years where he enjoyed spending time with his colleagues. Brent’s commitment to fostering camaraderie among his colleagues has been exemplified through cherished memories of golf tournaments and company picnics, where bonds were strengthened and friendships forged.

As Brent transitions into retirement, he looks forward to embracing new adventures, spending quality time with family, and pursuing his passions, including golfing and motorcycle riding in the mountains or in the Nevada desert. Amidst the excitement of this new chapter, Brent remains deeply appreciative of Kier + Wright and the pivotal role it has played in his life. His unwavering loyalty and passion serve as a testament to the enduring legacy he leaves behind.

Kier + Wright extends its heartfelt gratitude to Brent McDonald for his years of dedicated service, mentorship, and friendship. His impact on our company and the lives of those he has touched is immeasurable, and his presence will be deeply missed.

Please join us in congratulating Brent on his well-deserved retirement and wishing him all the best in his future endeavors.