Outstanding construction management grad leads by getting involved

Story by Dottie Cartrite

Kyle Deuschle portraitComing from a family of fellow Rams, Kyle Deuschle has two older sisters, who also graduated from Colorado State University. Deuschle originally thought he wanted to be an architect. But when he toured CSU as a sophomore, he was introduced to the Construction Management program, and his plans changed.

Heavily involved

Since declaring his construction management major as a freshman at CSU, he has been heavily involved with several of the CM activities. He has been a member of five competition teams, served as secretary for the Associated Builders and Contractors club and president of the CM Board of Directors.

One of Deuschle’s favorite memories of CM was the national competitions. He enjoyed embracing the CSU CM winning reputation and is proud to have contributed to the legacy of the teams. He has especially liked observing the breadth and depth of the industry and the exposure the competition brings.

After graduation, Deuschle plans to travel with his family around Italy. From there, he will settle into his new job as a field engineer with JHL Constructors, located in Centennial, Colorado, where he will most likely be involved with a school or commercial project.

‘Invaluable connections’

Asked to share his advice for new CM students, Deuschle responded, “Dig in and show up!” In his opinion, those two things reap a ton of benefits. Getting involved allows you to “shake a lot of hands, and make some invaluable connections that will last until well after graduation.” He also added that getting to know your classmates is key, as they could not only be teammates in competition, but also possibly future industry coworkers.

“I would like to extend my deep appreciation for the CM staff and faculty,” Deuschle said. “I am grateful for their knowledge, helpfulness and support. Go Rams!”

The Department of Construction Management is part of CSU’s College of Health and Human Sciences.