Alex Spyrou has always been drawn to construction, even as a small child he recalls that he was always fascinated by different styles of houses and how they were put together. This lifelong attraction drew him to the construction industry where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University. While in college he worked at first as a helper and then as a carpenter for a high end residential contractor, which exposed him to all the various aspects of construction, from the not so fun “grunt work” to the more skilled framing, trim and even cabinet work aspects of the business. For a short period of time Alex considered continuing working as a carpenter and working his way up to General Contractor, but ultimately decided structural engineering held much more appeal to him than lugging wood around a jobsite. After receiving his degree, he put his schooling to good use as a structural engineer. Over the past 18 years, Alex has worked on a variety of projects, many in a conventional structural engineering role and others as part of a manufacturing team where he was also in charge of product development.
In his spare time, Alex enjoys a variety of activities, including martial arts where he holds a Shodan (1st degree black belt) in Judo, a brown in belt in Aikido and is currently a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Alex apparently enjoys getting kicked and punched in the face, on occasion. Alex also enjoys a variety of outdoor activities including rock climbing, snowboarding and camping. He maintains a healthy lifestyle through regular exercise. Alex is a devoted farther to his two teenage sons and tries to maintain a healthy balance of work, family, hobbies and life in general.
Alex is a man with goals and ambitions in both his professional and personal life. In addition to his business goals as the owner of a Structural Engineering firm in New York and Florida, Alex maintains a list of life challenges and goals and enjoys achieving them and checking them off his “bucket list” while he regularly adds new items to the list.
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