Summit Rising: An Interview With Okland Construction
Every day, the Summit Vista dream is closer to becoming reality, and it’s all because of the amazing job being done by Okland Construction. Recently, we took a few minutes to speak with the team heading up the project. Benn Brindley is the project manager, and Jeff Anderson is the superintendent on site. Their unique perspective has us more excited than ever.
Q. What sets Summit Vista apart from other developments?
Brindley: The size of the project, the amenities being provided, and overall quality of the buildings and finishes.
Q. What do you enjoy about working with the Summit Vista team?
Brindley: It’s a very collaborative environment. Everyone involved is interested in the success of the project and delivering a quality product to the buyers.
Q. What are your favorite aspects of the job site?
Anderson: The site’s sheer size. I’ve seen everything from a fox to several deer, to geese and ducks feeding on some of the small ponds on site.
Brindley: This is when the project gets fun. We’re mostly past the earth work, and both buildings are going vertical. You can really start to see the buildings take shape. I really enjoy getting out of the trailer as often as possible and walking the buildings. It’s good to interact with the skilled craftsmen in the field and get their perspective on how things are going.
Q. What do you think about while you’re walking the site?
Brindley: I think a lot about the clubhouse and am really looking forward to seeing it completed and residents using the facilities.
Q. What do you like about living in Utah?
Anderson: I don’t live here because I have to, I live here because I love it—both the diversity in my neighbors and the diversity in the landscape. Within a couple of hours from where I live, I can be in high alpine meadows, red rock deserts, the beautiful landscape of the Bonneville Salt Flats and the grandeur of the Great Basin west desert.
Brindley: Utah is a great place to live. It has a strong family culture and is a great place to raise a family. The economy is strong. And the proximity to the mountains and lakes makes it a first-class state for recreation.