Michael T. Buell, Client Development Director, CCI Mechanical

Schools attended: Ohio University

Hobbies: Golf and Public Speaking

Favorite or dream vacation?  Give me a private beach resort just about anywhere, but I would love to take the Normandy/Bastogne Tour in Europe someday.

Milestone moment in career?  Earning my fellow status with SMPS in 2012 was satisfying, being acknowledged as a national leader in the A/E/C industry.

What is a typical weekend?  Outdoors with the kids hiking somewhere cool.

Favorite TV show?  Ever – The Carol Burnett Show.  Recent years – Mad Men.  Now – I can’t think of anything that’s worth watching.

What projects are you working on right now?  We just bought a house a few months ago (first that wasn’t new build), so projects are plenty.  I sure wish I was handy…

First job?  Starter on my home golf course.  Favorite job ever was delivering flowers – making people happy all day (except for the funeral homes, of course).

What is your outlook with of the economy in the next 24 months?  Economies will always ebb and flow, but as long as we have more business people running the show over politicians, I see good things.

Who is your hero?  Just about any legal and ethical entrepreneur.

Where do you see yourself in 20 years?  Advocating for my daughter’s Broadway career and my son’s amazing illustrating career.

Advice for someone new to the real estate industry?  Make growing your network goal #1 every day!

What are you reading right now?  The War of Art – Steven Pressfield