In this episode of The Cool Times Podcast, hosts Vince and Jenna Free welcome Gary
O’Donnell to the show. Gary, a seasoned professional with 26 years of experience in the
industry, recently joined the team at Karis Cold, a leading developer specializing in
cold storage and spec buildings. As Gary shares his journey and insights, listeners gain a deeper understanding of the dynamic world of cold storage development and the role of a VP of Construction.
Gary provides insights into Karis Cold’s role in the construction industry. Karis Cold is primarily a developer that specializes in building cold storage spec buildings. While Gary’s roots are in general contracting, he’s excited about the opportunity to contribute his experience to the development side of the business.
Karis Cold is known for constructing buildings without tenants in advance a unique approach in the industry. They currently have numerous sites ranging from 50 to 250 acres, with multiple buildings under construction in the Midwest and East Coast.
Throughout the discussion, Gary emphasizes the importance of learning from mistakes, adaptability, and the value of building strong relationships in the construction industry. He believes that one’s ability to listen, ask questions, and collaborate with others can significantly impact success in the field.
Watch Full Interview:
- Getting to Know Gary O’Donnell
- Exploring Karis Cold and Its Vision
- Analyzing Location Choices and Development Strategies
- Gary’s Journey in the Construction Industry
- Gary’s Unforgettable Construction Story
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