Mike Kriston, LEED AP
Mike Kriston is Senior Vice President for McDonald York Building Company. In his role he is responsible for driving business growth by building and maintaining high-level contacts with prospective clients as well as current clients and other business and project partners. He is responsible for creating, implementing and providing oversight for all aspects of the company's business development as well as participating in company strategy development. Mike defines success as creating value for a contact, regardless of whether it falls within our realm of construction. He is a big believer in Karma and paying it forward and has really come to enjoy the long-term relationships he has built over his last 8 years of living in the Triangle. Furthermore, as advice to those in the industry, Mike says "while it is great to have a long-term plan, oftentimes plans do not play out as we have built them in our mind. Have your eyes open for solutions that may not be readily apparent -- and realize that every person you come in contact with has intrinsic value and is an opportunity to forge and build a new relationship that you will always cherish moving forward."
Mike is a relationship builder, always looking for ways to build new partnerships and connections to raise the awareness of McDonald York as the best general contractor in the Triangle. He is an accomplished and experienced construction professional with more than 14 years of experience in the construction industry, with the majority of that in construction operations. He is self-motivated, results-oriented, creative, resourceful, entrepreneurial, highly energetic, and likable. He joined McDonald York in 2008 serving as the Division Manager of McDonald York's RTP Office. Prior to relocating to the Triangle for McDonald York, Mike served as a superintendent on large building projects in the Mid-Atlantic region with a large national builder.
Mike is a LEED Accredited Professional. He is an active member of ISPE, NCHEA, CoreNet Global, NAIOP, ULI, Morrisville Chamber of Commerce and the Durham Chamber of Commerce. Mike serves on the board of SEEDS in Durham and volunteers his time with the Capital City CREW, a learn to play Ice Hockey program which is a partnership between the NHL, Raleigh Youth Hockey Association, Carolina Hurricanes, and the Wake County Boys and Girls Club.
Mike graduated from Catholic University with a B. S. in Civil Engineering with a concentration in construction.