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Meet the Team: Christian McDowell

Christian McDowell is a general foreman at Broadpoint Construction. He manages special projects, handles punch out tasks, and self-performs trim work, including built-ins, at various Broadpoint sites.

“Pretty much anything the company needs, they call me and I can get it done,” said Christian. As the foreman, he also oversees contractors and sub-contractors on our job sites. We caught up with him between jobs, and had a chance to ask him about his work, and what got him into this business.

What did you do before coming to Broadpoint?

Christian McDowellI worked with my dad and we did high-end custom trim work and custom cabinetry. We built everything in-house, but it’s a tricky business to be in. If you know it, you know it, and it’s hard to learn, but I grew up around it. I was in the shop when I was little, and I would sand doors and things like that, and then doing layout and building and assembling the cabinets.

What brought you to Broadpoint?

When my dad dissolved his business and came here, I followed him. I started as punch out and eventually got promoted to foreman.

What’s your favorite part of the job?

I like to do the more challenging things that you have to think about, the specialty items like the built-ins and cabinetry portions the best.

Outside of work, what do you enjoy doing?

Spending time with my family, taking them out to the cabinet shop and helping them build small things, and get them interested. I go fishing sometimes too.

What’s the makeup of your family?

I’m married and have two boys, 2 and 4 years old.

What makes Broadpoint unique in your eyes?

It’s how we run things differently from other companies versus how my dad runs things. They manage differently than we did, and their approach to doing things like restaurants or custom touches to projects is pretty cool.

Quick Hits Name Your Favorite …

Movie: I don’t have a favorite per se. I like watching the Disney movies with the kids.
Musician: George Strait
Sports Team: Baltimore Orioles