Team Spotlight: Jim Lastovica
Meet one of our Program Managers and Board Member, Jim Lastovica. Jim leads our Architectural Remodels team.
Q: How many years have you been working with Benchmark Group?
A: Over 20 Years now.
Q: Tell us about your role with BG.
A: Program Manager for Sam’s and Walmart Arch Remodel projects.
Q: What are the most important decisions you make as a leader at Benchmark Group?
A: Any decision that impacts the team’s ability to do their work. Design decisions are important, but when you have a good team it is more effective overall to focus on giving them the best opportunity to succeed.
Q: What is your favorite thing about working here?
A: The people I work with.
Q: Can you give us some examples of ongoing innovation within Benchmark Group – either in architecture, engineering or both?
A: New ideas are brought forward by various members of the team everyday. I am glad to see the company as a whole shifting toward a broader client base focus, and believe the small groups are going to have a big impact in the coming year.
Q: In your mind, what makes Arkansas a great place to live?
A: It is still a land of opportunity, there is diversity here, and a lot of friendly people. Plus a number of beautiful parks and rivers are all close by.
Q: When you are not working what do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
A: Spending time with my family.