If you’ve ever wondered how our communities come to life so quickly, meet Mic Mims. He’s our construction superintendent and a driving force behind our Gladstone and Abbey Road communities. With 7am call times, he’s on site bright and early to get the construction day rolling before heading off to do the planning that keeps jobs going. He’s our problem solver, people connector, and sleeves rolled up do-er on the ground making our communities come to life.
Mic makes the rounds through Birmingham on an average workday, conferring with our friends at Nequette Architecture & Design in the downtown Loft District and sourcing building materials from supply shops. (You won’t believe the variety of materials that goes into a single home until you’ve been on a construction site.) But if you’ve ever seen behind-the-scenes renovating in a home improvement show, you’ll have some idea of the delicate choreography Mic employs to make job scheduling and supply orders happen right on time.
His driving routes give Mic plenty of time to scope out Birmingham architecture, and his building background gives him a real appreciation for solid workmanship. He loves the detail that shows up in some of Mountain Brook’s newer developments, though any builder appreciates the artistry in historic areas like Highland Park. He may well stop off at Dreamland BBQ in the Five Points South neighborhood, because he also appreciates the artistry of great food without a wait.
Construction project manager Whit Winford introduced us to Mic over a year ago, and we’re pleased with his matchmaking gift. The bottom line for Mic is that he’s helping create someone’s home. Professionally, he lives for the moment when home buyers see a newly-finished home. “It’s a great feeling,” he said, “seeing their excitement about what I’ve built for them in a few months.”