Whatever it takes.
Watterson is by your side, ready to handle your needs so you can get back to business.
With Watterson, you can have complete confidence that your unique needs will be handled quickly by professionals with unmatched experience. You’ll gain a dependable extension of your team, and a robust network that offers cost effective, quality solutions. We are dynamic and ready to do whatever it takes to bring you peace of mind.
Watterson. Whatever it takes.
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At Watterson, our vision is to anticipate and respond to our clients’ needs consistently, honestly, and urgently, anywhere nationwide. We understand that your company and customers deserve a safe and efficient workplace worthy of your reputation. My team and I are very proud to provide our clients and vendor partners with an exceptional service experience and partnership on every project, every day. Our ultimate goal is to serve as an extension of your team, ready and willing to jump in and help whenever called upon. We're passionate about providing an appropriate and timely response to your needs. Whatever your pain point, Watterson will do Whatever it Takes to get the job done. The Watterson team is unsurpassed in experience in the retail and commercial workspaces. As former retailers, our leaders have been in your shoes and understand the unique dynamics that goes along with servicing your customers. This is what makes our team the best in the business.
We look forward to the opportunity to show you what we can do!
Meet our leaders
Steve is responsible for Watterson’s leadership and our strategic direction. He has built our culture to value employees, clients and vendor partners by doing what is right—always. He believes in “taking the high road” in every aspect of our business. Like all Watterson employees, Steve will do Whatever It Takes to provide the best service and honest approach in every business interaction.
Steve joined Watterson in 2012 as President with over 20 years of facilities management leadership and is considered by his peers a growth focused industry expert. Steve has a wide range of experience dealing with real estate, facilities management, construction, emergency response, and environmental services. Steve is connected to an expansive network of professionals and regularly participates as a subject matter expert for industry associations and committees. Prior to joining Watterson, Steve spent 15 years with Sears Holdings Corporation; as the Divisional Vice President of Facility Maintenance having managed over 3,000 retail properties with 500 Million sq. ft. of real estate.
Senior Vice President, Emergency Response
Responsible for the management, development, and implementation of Watterson's emergency response team, Chris is absolutely dedicated to the support of our clients and thrives in this fast-paced challenging environment. Chris and his team truly demonstrate their dedication to excellence by doing Whatever It Takes in every interaction with our clients and vendor partners.
Chris joined Watterson in 2003 and has over 25 years of experience in the professional services industry. He has successfully managed all aspects of thousands of emergency response projects across the nation ranging from minor loss events to large CAT events such as Hurricane Sandy. Chris also has a strong background in national account management, proposal review and preparation, cost estimating, report review, staff training and management, and national account program development.
David Dukat, PG
Vice President, Environmental
Dave serves as the program and client manager as well as technical lead for our Environmental Services Team, which specializes in asbestos, mold, indoor air quality, due diligence, and UST/regulatory assessments and abatement/remediation. Dave has built strong relationships with Watterson clients to better understand their needs, risk tolerances, and time/budget constraints, allowing him to do Whatever It Takes to develop unique programs that assist each client in reaching their desired goals.
Dave is one of the founding members of Watterson (in 2001) and has over 24 years of professional experience in environmental consulting and managing client programs. Dave has a Bachelor of Science in Geology from Denison University, a Master of Science in Geology from the University of South Carolina, is a licensed Professional Geologist (PG) in California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Oregon, and has maintained asbestos certifications in various states throughout his career.
Vice President, Facilities Maintenance
Rob is passionate about solving problems. Whether he's digging in to develop the “elegant solution” or just getting the roof repaired, the process is the same. Rob and his facilities maintenance team are focused on three major accountabilities each day—the client, cost & communication, and making sure we do Whatever It Takes to get the job done on time while meeting client expectations.
Rob joined Watterson in 2014 after 38 years at Sears Holdings Co. where he held multiple senior management positions, including DVP of Facilities and Energy for a nationwide network of retail stores. With an extensive background in managing people as well as retail, facilities and energy management, Rob has developed a professional and committed team that fully embraces our role to provide world-class service every time.