Chief Executive Officer & President
Through the clear vision and innovative leadership of Richard Wood, Plaza Construction has grown to national prominence, establishing Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Southwest regional offices, and paving the way for our clients to build their portfolios in markets across the country. He has been and continues to be an active participant in the shaping and development of the New York City skyline, involved in many of the city’s most complex building projects – to date encompassing more than 20 million square feet of new core and shell construction, interior renovations and sophisticated infrastructure upgrades.
Mr. Wood has been affiliated with Plaza Construction for more than 30 years. Originally a Field Superintendent, he was promoted to General Superintendent, and later to Project Executive. In 1995 he was named Executive Vice President of Plaza Construction. He assumed his role of President in 1997 and is currently Chief Executive Officer.
Plaza’s core values of integrity and quality are evident in Mr. Wood’s commitment to excellence in construction management, as well as his philanthropic involvements. He is an active supporter of the Intrepid Foundation, sits on the Board of Friends of the Vietnam Veteran’s Plaza, is an Advisory Board member of the Valerie Fund, which provides healthcare for children with cancer and blood disorders, and in 2000 was presented with the Life Leadership Award from the LIFE Organization.
"Plaza Construction has evolved into a great company thanks to the accomplishments of each and every member of our corporate family. As a team, we face the challenges of our industry with a strong work ethic, a positive attitude and a commitment to a job well done."