A native Michigander, Spencer Young graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a major in Construction Management and a minor in Business. His career began eight years ago at our sister company, Ideal Shield, and in 2014 Spencer transitioned to Ideal Contracting as a Project Engineer. Due to Spencer’s teamwork mentality, attention to detail, and strong work ethic he recently gained a promotion as Project Manager.
A two-year project, the Little Caesars Arena is Spencer’s most memorable project at Ideal. Spencer was the Project Engineer on the Arena project. His focus was on the multiple structural and miscellaneous steel packages, including the Via Roof and outer buildings. “The Arena is my most memorable of my career, thus far, due to the nature and size of the project, as well as the success,” explained Spencer. He is grateful that the project allowed him to work with many seasoned veterans of the trade, including management and craft labor.
Spencer is currently completing the erection of 817 tons of structural steel for the 62,000 square-foot Kraus building addition at the University of Michigan. The renovation and addition of the Kraus building will enable the School of Kinesiology to consolidate its programs and operations currently in the School of Kinesiology Building, the Central Campus Recreation Building, and other occupied leased space into one location.
Spencer’s talent exemplifies the mission of our company by cultivating and leveraging his skills to benefit customers. Spencer’s customer-first approach drives him to do the right thing and create valuable successes for our customers. “I believe this promotion will empower me to foster better relationships with customers,” Spencer stated.
Spencer not only exhibits the essence of our core values while at work but also outside of work. Spencer and his wife of six years, Rebekah, are active members of the St. Luke Lutheran Church in Ann Arbor and enjoy participating in events that serve the community around them. Together they have two beautiful daughters, Beatrice, four, and Iris, one. They enjoy spending time with family and friends, going to local parks, and sharing meals together. In his free time, Spencer enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, hunting, and swing dancing.
One piece of advice that Spencer would give to others is that hard work pays off. “Sometimes when you are in the trenches you may not see this, however when you come out the other side, you can see that your work paid off; often with great experience and better relationships,” said Spencer.
“Spencer Young has a deep dedication to his faith, his family, and his career here at Ideal Contracting. His organizational skills and work ethic are second to none. I have not seen many who can match his output and diligence executing complex construction projects. I am very excited about his recent promotion to Project Manager.” Patrick Bell, Director of Steel Operations
The Ideal team congratulates Spencer on his promotion and wishes him nothing but success in his new role as Project Manager!