The Realist

Chris Rapp

Chris Rapp

"The Realist"


As “The Realist”, I’m experienced at being hospitable, but straightforward. I’ve learned that most people want realistic and manageable project specifications so there are no surprises or missed targets.

What I find most intriguing about the hospitality construction industry are the endless personalities and project details. I really enjoy interacting with all the different people and organizations who choose Triple Crown for their projects. Each client brings their own viewpoints and thought processes. I am actively involved in all of our project and even more so when we’re working on challenging issues or demanding projects. Diligence is critical in achieving renovation success and my team often hears me saying “follow up and follow through.”

I was introduced to construction at a young age since I was always helping my dad with projects around the house. I began working in the industry when I turned 16 and got my driver’s license. Dad would have me running errands, helping to install furniture, or delivering materials that were needed at different job sites. During summer and winter breaks during college, I became more involved working on job sites by supervising the work crews. After college, I began working full time at Triple Crown as a Project Manager. I gradually took on more and more responsibilities as my dad worked towards his retirement.

Over the years I’ve developed a keen sense of how to manage a challenge and responsibly communicate options without over promising or under delivering. As “The Realist,” I am experienced at being hospitable, but straight forward. I’ve learned that most people want realistic and manageable project details so there are no surprises or missed targets. Frequently, I coach everyone on the Triple Crown Team to “say what you mean and mean what you say.” Honesty and transparency are just two ways we show respect for our clients.

Being accessible and being responsive are the best ways I know how to make our clients happy. They are confident that when they need to contact me, they’ll be able to reach me for answers or a conversation to decide whatever next step is necessary.

In my free time I really enjoy spending time with family and friends. Traveling to places where I can recharge and relax or going on an adventure and exploring new places is another one of my favorite pastimes. When I get the chance, I like to attend sporting events. However, on a daily basis there’s nothing better than coming home to my family, including Nitro, our American Fox Hound.

My personal motto: Do it right the first time.

Even though I am a realist, I have a lot of optimism. One life lesson I live by is to plan for tomorrow, but live for today.

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