Andrew Cote


Andrew Cote

Who, living or dead, would you like to eat dinner with the most? And why?
If eating dinner with dead people is a hypothetical option, I think it’d be extremely interesting to get Newton, Einstein, and Tesla [and many more if the goal is a quorum of great minds] in the same room with some of the brilliant minds of today. Once the previously departed were up to speed with what’s transpired since their respective times, I can’t help but wonder what they would think about the scientific and technological advances that have been made. Would they be satisfied with the technology curve and what’s been accomplished, or would they have anticipated an even steeper ascent and more responsible action(s) from humanity? Also, how would each person’s creative genius be able to leverage the tools and information available to them in today’s world and what would their focus be on next? No doubt; It’d be an extremely long dinner session and following along would be tough… but hey, you asked!

What is your favorite project you worked on and why?
I think I’d have to go with the MIT- Koch Cancer Research Center in Cambridge. Mostly because the work being done in the facility today bridging science and technology to work on solving some of modern science and medicine’s most elusive questions. I don’t think there’s anyone in the world who hasn’t been directly or indirectly impacted by cancer and so I can’t imagine a better project to have been able to take part in. Much like the interesting science and technology projects I now have the pleasure of taking part in here at Commodore.

How did you get into construction?
It all began with the frequently narrated waterfront property tours that my grandfather put on for us while enjoying boat rides on Lake Winnipesaukee in NH as a child. Because of my deep appreciation for the physical transformation of buildings under construction, I knew from a young age that I wanted to build. My career in construction began with the tools on where I worked into a foreman role and was able to gain experience with field engineering. From there, my progression was to learn from many excellent mentors and “soak up” everything graciously passed on and transition into field supervision myself. The timeless passage of knowledge!

Who or what inspires you?
My amazing wife and three children inspire me day in and day out. The challenges that may be faced outside of our home are often kept in perspective for me by my family. There’s no better feeling in the world than a “Daddy pig-pile” of eager greeters when I return home from work each day!

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