Huff Employee Spotlight: Miguel Lopes, Promotion to General Superintendent

We would like to recognize and congratulate Miguel Lopes on his recent promotion to General Superintendent. Get to know more about Miguel and his experience working at Huff Construction down below.

Name: Miguel Lopes
Title: General Superintendent
Hire Date: 2011

Where are you from?
I am from Turlock, CA

What do you do at work?
I am a Superintendent, Team Leader, Motivator, Supervisor, and Builder.

What did you do before working at Huff Construction?
Before working at Huff Construction, I was working as a turnkey custom home builder and I ran a production framing crew.

How did you get your start at Huff Construction?
I was hired as a part-time restoration & rebuild specialist.

What makes you excited to go to work in the morning?
Knowing that I have an opportunity to continue doing what I love. I’m passionate about building, it doesn’t feel like work to me.

What’s your favorite part about working at Huff?
My favorite part about working at Huff includes working with design teams, developers, and the Huff Team. At Huff, I enjoy coordinating teams as a leader, striving for the highest quality, modifying details to better the project, striving for a zero punch list, and having the ability to make decisions knowing that upper management will continue to support me. At Huff, we are a Team!

How does Huff support you as an employee?
Huff supports us to make appropriate decisions, furthers our training & education, and provides one-on-one mentoring.

What has surprised you about working at Huff?
What surprises me is the diverse array of projects, in industry and scale, that we build. I enjoy being a part of a team that builds different types of projects.

Do you have a favorite Huff quote or mantra?
“The Huff Way”

What projects have you built?
I’ve had the privilege to build many projects over the years but some notable projects include:

The Element Hotel in San Jose, CA

Residence Inn / Fairfield Inn & Suites Dual-Branded Hotel in San Jose, CA

Residences @ The Enclave at Del Rio in Modesto, CA

Turlock Christian Elementary in Turlock, CA


What is your favorite project that you have built?
I’ve got two favorite projects: The Turlock Christian Elementary School and The Enclave at Del Rio

Which project is/was the most complex?
The Element Hotel in San Jose, CA was the most complex.
(Pictured below is Miguel standing outside of the Element Hotel while under construction)

What has been your proudest/favorite moment at Huff?
My proudest moment was when I was given the opportunity to be Lead Superintendent at The Element Hotel in San Jose, CA.

What are your favorite things to do outside of work?
My favorite things to do outside of work are spending quality time with my wife and family.

Who or what inspires you?
My father inspires me the most.
(Pictured below is Miguel & his father, Joao Lopes, standing outside of the Residence Inn/Fairfield Inn Dual-Branded Hotel)

Where is your favorite place to eat?
My favorite restaurant is Golden Steer Steakhouse in Las Vegas.

Where is your favorite place to travel to?
My favorite places to travel to are Portugal and Florida.

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