Strong leadership has always been at the heart of Marker Construction’s success and growth. We are thrilled to introduce our newest addition, Erich Luichinger, who joins us as our Executive Vice President.
In his key role as Executive Vice President, Erich will be responsible for overall leadership, direction, and management of the company’s construction operations. Erich’s primary focus will be on the company’s continued growth, operational excellence, and promoting a culture of safety and quality – all with a people-centric approach.
“Without a doubt, Erich fits our culture and values. With his impressive and successful background in construction, real estate, and entrepreneurship, he is the right person to lead our operations,” said Alison Marker, President + CEO.
Erich joins us with a BS in Construction Management from Michigan State University, an early career spent with Skanska, fourteen years of progressive career experience as a Project Manager, Project Executive, Vice President, and Board Member with a similar construction company in Wisconsin, experience as an Owner’s Representative for CBRE, a strong entrepreneurial flair, having owned and operated a pizza franchise (a fun tidbit to ask him about when you meet him), and having founded, built and successfully exited a real estate investment company focused on providing a better housing experience for families with limited financial resources.
What truly resonated is Erich’s unwavering belief in putting people first. In his own words: “Above all else, take care of your people.” This philosophy perfectly aligns with our company culture, making Erich an ideal fit for our team. Erich’s arrival promises to bring fresh perspectives, expertise, and a continued commitment to the values that continue to define our organization. We look forward to our journey ahead!
Speed Q+A with Erich Luichinger:
Where do you live?
I live in New Albany with my amazing wife and two sons.
Where are you from originally?
I grew up in Michigan, north of Detroit (I have no allegiance to the team up north).
As an executive, what’s one thing you do to take care of yourself?
I’m passionate about fitness. I like trying new sports and activities – I recently started playing pickleball and learning lacrosse.
What book are you reading now?
I typically like to listen to audio books but will often talk about a book I “read.” Right now, I’m “reading” Never Finished by David Goggins.
What is something you enjoy doing outside of work?
I have fun gardening even though I don’t know what I am doing most of the time. I also enjoy CrossFit and mountain biking.
What do you love about construction?
I love the opportunity to connect with so many unique business and organizational leaders. I enjoy learning about their stories, the challenges they face and what has made them successful.
What made you choose Marker?
The people first culture at Marker and Alison’s vision and leadership.
What are you looking forward to the most here at Marker?
Doing great things with the great people at Marker!