Mike Norburg - Project Director

Mike was raised on his parents small farm in the Town of Queen Creek, Arizona. My parents were, and still are, very hard-working people, whom I look up to, to this day. The men in Mike’s family have always been in construction, and the women were horse trainers, so hard work was the norm. His dad worked in commercial construction, while his uncle worked on the residential side. Mike would go to work with his dad during summer breaks, which exposed him to all kinds of different mechanical and electrical systems, but what he quickly realized was that he had a natural love of structures. He began framing projects with a small general contractor in Queen Creek during the summer that really fostered his desire to stake a career in construction. He turned down some major college football scholarships to go into framing after high school, and never looked back. 

Mike went from framing houses, to becoming a residential superintendent for a nationwide home builder, and then construction manager for a large custom home builder, before making the decision to run his own framing company up until the economic downturn. Oddly enough, the sudden stop in Arizona’s local construction economy opened his eyes to what he truly enjoyed, and that was problem solving and working with people. He realized that he really enjoyed and missed mentoring his employees and those that worked around himHe then went back to work for a large commercial general contractor afterward and earned a leadership role. 

Helping others become successful is what drives me today. I enjoy helping the next generation find their place in our industry and watching them grow into strong leaders as well. You can’t be afraid to roll your sleeves up and get a little dirty now and then either. I’m not one to sit back on my heals and wait for it to come to me, I’ll go get it. 

When Mike isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his wife Wendy, son Cody, and daughter Gracie. He is an avid outdoorsman, tournament shooter, hunter, and fisher. Mike and his wife are always looking for opportunities to help support their community and those in need around them. Wendy is a schoolteacher in the Gilbert School District, and just completed her second master’s degree in Educational Leadership. Their mutual love of mentoring and teaching closely ties their careers together and is the backbone of their relationship. 

Project Highlights:  

  • Avondale Resource Center 
  • Maricopa Library  
  • ADOA 1400 Washington Remodel  
  • Various Confidential Mission Critical Projects
  • The Edge 
  • Coldwater Depot