KSU Features Alumnus Brian Hogue, Choate Superintendent

May 29, 2020

Kennesaw State University News features Choate Superintendent, Brian Hogue. Brian serves in multiple markets at Choate, including Healthcare.  He is a true asset to our firm and exhibits leadership, integrity and a commitment to our OneLife culture in everything he undertakes!

Alumnus constructs mobile hospitals amidst coronavirus pandemic

When Brian Hogue earned his construction management degree from Kennesaw State University in 2015, he expected to be involved in a multitude of projects that bettered the lives of those around him.

However, he admits the thought of being on the front lines of a global pandemic, constructing much needed mobile hospital units in some of Georgia’s most impacted areas never crossed his mind. Now a superintendent at Atlanta-based Choate Construction, he has spent several weeks in Albany and Macon leading teams of subcontractors as they install temporary hospital units made from refurbished intermodal shipping containers. In Albany, his company was tasked with relieving stress on an area that has seen one of the highest per capita COVID-19 case rates in the country.

“There are a lot of feelings involved,” said Hogue, who is helping complete the project initiated by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency and the Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission. “It can be stressful because you know the area is pretty hard hit, so you’re doing what you can to stay safe and healthy. But we also feel really great about what we’re doing because we know we have the potential to save lives in the future.”

To read more of the article by Travis Highfield, click here.  Video by David Johnson