Business development expert brings 30-year background of enhancing business relationships
Seattle/Mukilteo, WA (March 21, 2019) – Lou Zonta joins UMC (University Mechanical Contractors)—a regional leader in mechanical design and construction, energy services, and facility maintenance solutions—as a business development leader with a current focus on major construction projects and building performance and technology projects in Seattle’s commercial market.
With 30 years of experience in BD consulting, business ownership and as a managing broker, Zonta has built a solid business development reputation in the real estate world and in the construction industry. He brings exceptional planning and management skills, as well keen business acumen, and knowledge of developer and economic trends. Zonta has sold over $1 billion in new construction work is his career to date.
At UMC, Zonta is responsible for building the firm’s pipeline of leads and opportunities. He will create and manage client account plans, organize opportunities for UMC to interact with current and prospective clients, and continually meet with the movers and shakers in the industry to keep abreast of everything happening in the market.
“With UMC’s strategic growth plan, I’m thrilled to add Lou to our team,” says Steve Brooks, VP, director of business development. “He will elevate our targeted business development program and enhance our client focus.”
“I am pleased to be a part of the UMC family of innovators and tradition of delivering on fundamentals,” says Zonta. “UMC is successful in the mechanical business largely because of its people and approach towards creating, adapting and delivering new technologies, as shown in its leadership in implementing modularization and fabrication. In an era of disruption and hyper-change, UMC is a trailblazer and advocate for positive change and smart growth.”
Zonta is an industry leader with a commitment to doing the right thing. He values integrity, responsiveness, and great people. He served NAIOP | Commercial Real Estate Development Association as Development Entitlements Appointee for a three-year term. He is a former board member for EnterpriseSeattle, an economic development partnership charged with the mission of building a competitive, world-class economy in King County.About UMC
Embarking on our 100th anniversary, UMC is one of the most experienced specialty contracting firms in the nation offering full-service mechanical contracting and engineering, energy and environment consulting and building service and maintenance. Since 1920, we have been operating continuously in the Puget Sound region of Washington and evolving our services and innovations to repeatedly exceed our clients’ expectations. Our clients count on us to build the highest quality systems for high-tech commercial buildings, healthcare facilities, lab and biotech research facilities, data centers, airports and more. Our diverse team of designers, engineers, builders, contractors, and project managers all have one thing in common—an incredible passion for the work we do.