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Expert Spotlight: Q & A with Tim Brennan

Title: Principal

Years at Nave Newell: 14

Education: Villanova – BSCE & MSCE

Favorite project: Melmark – a wonderful client with unique & ever-changing campus needs

Favorite Nave Newell Way Fundamental: #1 – Do What’s Best for the Client

Expertise: I’m Nave Newell’s EXPERT in Relationship Building

Family: Wife Nicole and sons – John (23), Tommy (21) and daughter – Julia (17)

FUN QUESTIONS:

Childhood dream job: Captain of a fishing boat at Jersey Shore

Hidden talents: Saltwater surf fishing (including nighttime); cook; novice squash player (I’d like to say singing, but I can’t)

Quote to live by: “I’m a Great Believer in Luck. The Harder I Work, the More Luck I Have” – Thomas Jefferson

The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is “Keep the women happy” – My brothers-in-law. 

ON THE PROFESSIONAL SIDE:

What attracted you to Nave Newell? Professionalism

What do you like most about your job? The many different folks I get to know, including other professionals and clients. Also helping clients navigate not just design but the complex approvals.

What would you like to become an expert in? Reading clients and knowing how to present options and best paths that can convince them of when & how to proceed.

Who’s your mentor? Greg Newell and other principals here, as well as prior employers. They had strong commitments to ethics, professionalism and family first.

Early on it was my oldest brother. Not only did he help with high school science projects, but I got to help him build a wooden boat in my parent’s backyard, even using a roof drain pipe and pots of boiling water to bend the key parts of the boat.

What projects are you working on? Melmark classroom, Supra warehouse, Waynesborough pool improvements, Mobile home park expansions

What advice would you give a candidate who wants to join our team of experts? Stay open-minded and find what you like to do. Actively communicate; stay ahead, stay persistent and you’ll go far.

Vacation Destination: Falmouth Heights, Cape Cod