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May 20, 2022
Aldrich & Associates
Matt Perhatch has 35 years of hands-on construction industry experience and has worked for Aldrich since 2004. After a decade as superintendent, managing some of Aldrich’s most complex, multi-phase health care projects, Perhatch’s skills and leadership qualities earned him a promotion to general superintendent and safety officer in 2017.
In his role, Perhatch has oversight of continuing education and training of safety, lean practices, and infection control for all field personnel. Aldrich’s size and structure are specifically formulated to allow Perhatch to engage at a deeper level than is typical for his role. He regularly participates in preconstruction and early planning meetings to provide additional input and oversight into Aldrich’s strategies for site logistics, resource management and safety.
Perhatch has been instrumental in establishing the corporate safety program. Under his leadership and with the company’s investment in additional training of staff in lean and safety education, Aldrich has improved its safety protocols and overall performance. Aldrich’s safety record speaks volumes relative to the success of these practices within the most challenging work environments with zero OSHA 300 time lost in 2019, 2020 and 2021. Further evidence of this is an already low number of recordable injury cases, only two in 2021. Under Perhatch’s leadership, Aldrich’s experience modification rating (EMR) with the state has been consistently trending down, from 1.1629 in 2019 to .7153 in 2022, the lowest it has been for Aldrich in more than a decade.
“Matt has been both a calming and resolution-oriented influence on some of my more challenging projects,” said Matthew Schultz, an Aldrich project manager. “He has the intuitive, instinctive ability to rally a group of people around a common goal that aligns with a high level of quality control, but also the correct path forward to meet the entire project team’s needs. He is a true leader, and the epitome of what Aldrich stands for.”