Margaret Rauber serves as Vice President of Operations, working closely with executives and senior managers to ensure that all projects stay on track towards successful completion. With extensive experience in retail, government, education, and recreation markets, and a keen understanding of project processes and systems, Margaret ensures client needs are met with the highest level of service and quality.
Margaret joined Winter Construction in 1992, after graduating from Georgia Tech with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture. She began her career working in the estimating department and then on-site until she left in 1995 to explore opportunities in the construction industry. During this time, she gained experience working in program management as an owner’s representative. Returning to Winter in January 2001, Margaret worked her way up through the ranks from an on-site project engineer to become the Vice President of Operations in 2009. Margaret thrives on training and mentoring people. Teaching individuals and seeing the results in how they handle situations is very rewarding. Over the years, she has been, and continues to be, actively involved in developing new training curriculum at Winter and teaching many classes. She serves, from time to time, as a guest lecturer at Georgia Tech in the Leading an A/E/C Firm class and has taught at the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Education Center. Margaret has been integral in developing Winter’s custom in-house process and quality management tools, including the Project Management, Water Management, Invitation to Bid, and Subcontractor Pre-Qualification systems. She believes that solid processes provide teams with the tools they need to work efficiently and allow them to do what they do best: focus on Winter’s clients and manage their projects proactively, effectively, and creatively. From 2010 through 2012, Margaret led Winter’s preconstruction department in addition to operations. Leading the preconstruction department allowed Margaret the opportunity to round out her experience, learn the nuances of excellent preconstruction services, and help enhance teamwork between the preconstruction and operations departments. Margaret received Winter’s President’s Award for Safety in 2002. She is a USGBC LEED Accredited Professional and participates in industry continuing education. Margaret is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Olmsted Linear Park Alliance and has served multiple terms on the Board of Trustees for Haygood Memorial United Methodist Church. She is a graduate of Leadership Atlanta.