Professional Builder 40 Under 40: Doug Griffith

Doug Griffith, 33 Purchasing manager Winchester Homes, Bethesda, Md.
By Mary Beth Nevulis, HousingZone Contributing Editor | July 25, 2011
Professional Builder 40 Under 40: Doug Griffith
Doug Griffith, 33 Purchasing manager Winchester Homes, Bethesda, Md. EDUCATION BS, Interdisciplinary Studies, Radford University; NVR Production Training Program ACCOMPLISHMENTS Created field-operations purchasing position to minimize confusion between purchasing, production, and sales, which helped generate over $1 million in cost reductions in six years Managed 26 community openings and 21 model openings since 2004 Executed comprehensive cost-reduction initiative, eliminating non-performing contractors and cutting costs by up to 25 percent Two-time Purchasing Manager of the Year, Maryland-National Capital BIA OFF THE CLOCK Addicted to reality TV, including “Amazing Race,” “Biggest Loser,” “Deadliest Catch,” “Ultimate Fighter,” “Survivor,” and “Apprentice” Hobbies include riding his 2004 Harley-Davidson Springer Softail and virtually any outdoor sport Can’t live without coffee (with two sugars and splash of half and half) SECRET LIFE Mother’s bloodline includes Dr. Benjamin Rush, who was a signatory of the Declaration of Independence and acclaimed for his bloodletting and calomel therapy that helped cure Philadelphia’s yellow fever epidemic in 1793

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