Benchmark Group

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.