Mark Baird - President
With over 20 years of experience in the commercial construction industry, Mark has managed over $300 million worth of office, retail and industrial development. After graduating from the University of Texas in Austin, Mark began his career working as a superintendent for a local tenant interiors firm focusing on Class A office projects in Houston's CBD. After being promoted to Project Manager and handling several million dollars' worth of projects, Mark joined Lincoln Property Company at its corporate offices in Dallas. There, he spent the next several years working on various development projects across the country in cities such as Los Angeles, Phoenix, Denver, Dallas, Atlanta and Miami. With a professional team oriented approach, Mark brings his 'owner's side' viewpoint to the project so that all aspects of the work are handled with a practical and value enhancing perspective.
Shawn Wallin – Office Manager
Shawn has worked in office management and accounting for over 25 years. She manages the day to day operations in the office. Her responsibilities also cover Accounting and Financial Management functions, including invoicing and supplier management. Prior to joining the Newport team, Shawn worked as a Financial Manager at a Fortune 500 company, as well as an Accounting Manager for a small Hub company. Shawn is a member of National Association of Bookkeepers and a Notary Public. She studied at the University of Houston.
Donna Tillery – Receptionist
Donna is the smiling face you see when you walk in the doors of our office. She has extensive customer service experience, and after graduating from Dulles High school, Donna worked in the banking industry. She expanded her knowledge in legal documents with Genco Recovery, prior to coming to Newport. Donna’s philosophy is to give a positive experience to all who come in contact with her.
Mitch Fields – Project Manager
Mitch began learning the construction industry as a young boy, working with his father, a custom home builder. He has over 15 years of hands-on experience. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University. Mitch’s hard work and dedication are visible in his projects. He is responsible for overseeing projects from conception to completion, reviewing the project in-depth to schedule deliverables and estimate costs, meet contractual conditions of performance, and review of the daily work progress.
Ray Hartzog – Superintendent
Ray is a 34 year veteran of the construction industry and has directed field operations on a multitude of projects in the commercial and public sector. Ray’s experience includes supervising the construction site on 6 public schools and 5 waste water treatment plants. As a Newport Construction Superintendent, he is responsible for the daily operation on the job site, including management and coordination with clients, consultants, subcontractors, and the project team to ensure successful completion that is within budget and adheres to time constraints.
David Wooten – Superintendent
David started his career as a drywall apprentice in 1982 and made journeyman in 1985. He has 34 years experience in general construction specializing in fast-paced interior renovations and remodeling as well as medical/dental office and hospital construction. David is certified in first aid/CPR, scaffold, self-propelled scissor lift, boom lift, fork lift and swing lift.
James Jordan – Superintendent
James began his career as a commercial carpenter by trade. He has over 34 years construction experience that includes projects from the ground up to tenant remodel/improvements. He is experienced in all phases of construction and has been involved in numerous tenant space remodels from start to final punch. He works closely with architects, project managers and most importantly the customer. James is safety oriented and works diligently to build trust on every project. Projects of special note are Bay Area Blvd Hospital, Williams Tower and General Electric.
Scott Trammell – Superintendent
Scott started his career as a commercial electrician with over 25 years experience. 20 of those as a journeyman and project foreman then later moving into a field superintendent position. He has been involved in ground up projects as well as first generation tenant buildout, demo-build back remodels and commercial restrooms. Scott is safety oriented and believes in keeping the job site clean and productive. Scott has also had training in scissor lift, boom lift, Scaffolding and powder active shotguns as well as training in CPR.
Rudy Cortez – Superintendent
Rudy joins Newport with over 25 years of construction experience and expertise. Rudy’s experience includes project superintendent for 24+ years, project management for 16 years and estimating for 10 years. Rudy has a proven history and success in increasing profitability, improving performance and cultivating productivity in highly competitive industries. He provides senior level construction management support and the ability to respond quickly and effectively.
* All Newport Construction Services Superintendents have completed the 30 Hour OSHA Safety Program.