Mark O'Dette

General Superintendent

Industry Start: 1998

Focus Start: 2018

As General Superintendent

Mark successfully developed a comprehensive safety program for Focus and engages all subcontractors through a personal orientation that has helped maintain the company’s stellar EMR/MOD rating. He has also been instrumental in the development of procedural policies which created consistency and improved efficiency throughout the business. Mark's dedication safety and efficient jobsites ensures that all Focus jobs run smoothly, safely, and without incident.

  • Manages a team of over 10 superintendents.
  • Assess and navigate field challenges, negotiations, and subcontractor performance.
  • Leads project schedule and logistic planning.
  • Engaged in all aspects of scope creation and field contract execution.
  • Works with project teams to avoid cost overruns.
  • Mentors, develops, and assists the advancement of field staff.

Industry Expertise

  • Managing large scale projects and teams for projects with budgets up to $300MM.
  • At the forefront of technology and best practices in the construction industry.
  • Hands-on experience in all construction trades.
  • Expertise in a multitude of product types including high-rise and mid-rise, luxury multifamily, hospitality, mixed-use, commercial office, and senior living, schools, banks, restaurants and more.

Prior Experience

  • Lendlease, Senior Superintendent - Americas

Education + Certifications

  • AS, Northern Illinois University


  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland, volunteer
  • Revolution Workshop, Volunteer

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