At Ceco Concrete, many of our employees come to us with a wide variety of industry experience and continue to build on their knowledge and skills as they grow within our company.
Joe Medina began his career working for a concrete producer. Upon graduating from the University of Florida with a BS in industrial and systems engineering, he joined Rinker Material’s Concrete Ready Mix Division and managed several high-production concrete plants in the Miami market.
After Rinker, Joe spent several years building concrete structures in South Florida, during which he successfully completed a number of complex projects and high-rise buildings.
In January 2020, Joe moved to Orlando and joined the Central Florida Ceco team. He served as Project Manager on the Alta at Health Village apartments project, helping to deliver the project on schedule and under budget. As a result, the project team received three out of four awards through Ceco Florida’s 2020 Project Awards program in the following categories: Production, Safety and Overall. Their achievements also won a new customer for Ceco. The developer and general contractor was pleased with the team’s work.
Recently, Joe was promoted to Frame Project Manager, and he is currently working on the fast-paced Orlando Health hospital project, an eight-level cast-in-place concrete structure in downtown Orlando. He says his wife and college sweetheart, Ruth, and their children, Josh and Lily, are what motivate him in his life. Learn more about Joe and his new role:
What is the objective of your new position?
Assist the Region Management team through the development and implementation of complex project solutions. Our efforts will impact all levels of profit margins and customer satisfaction.
What vision do you bring to this role?
To continue improving on current successes while taking steps to better understand and pinpoint where we need to focus as a region to become even better—both internally and externally. I’d also like to assist in the development of new clients in the Orlando market.
What personal expertise do you bring to your job?
I have an extensive background in commercial and multifamily residential construction projects and expertise in project management, budget analysis and client development.
For customers, what are the benefits of working with Ceco?
Our customers not only get an experienced team onsite, but they also are backed by Ceco’s entire network of design and construction professionals. The Ceco field team has engineering, equipment, accounting, safety and management support, which allows them to perform at a high level and provide solutions for any challenge that may arise.
What hobbies do you enjoy?
I like tackling DIY projects using the skills I’ve learned over the years—in concrete construction as well as from working closely with MEP (mechanical, electrical, plumbing) subcontractors. I also donate my time to Habitat for Humanity, building affordable homes to make a difference in our communities.