Andy is the Founding Principal of ARM Procurement Advisors LLC, where he helps real estate developers, investors and property managers make a better return on investment while creating more accessible, healthy spaces – improving ROI, tenant quality of life and curb appeal. He takes normal procurement consulting one step further by addressing the change management, risk tolerance and long-term goals into consideration in the process.
With over two decades spent in the building materials industry on the supply side, Andy has become an expert at providing guidance to companies on finding the right products for their projects. Not just sourcing goods, but delivering solutions that pay back over time and make the final result more successful.
Over his career, he’s learned from some of the best teachers in the industry – his customers. With their trust and partnership, he has been able to specify, recommend and source over one hundred million dollars worth of product into over one-hundred thousand units across twenty-two states, Mexico, Canada, and Puerto Rico in the last decade.
Over the last twenty years, Andy has specified product on projects from mixed use high rise renovations to thirty-four thousand square-foot single family homes, worked on green-up sustainability and accessibility programs for multifamily properties, and collaborated with architects and designers to add curb appeal to units without breaking budgets.
He holds certifications from the National Association of Home Builders as a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist, a Certified Green Professional and a Certified Graduate Associate. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Upstate Building Industry Alliance, is active with the local home builders association and real estate investment groups, as well as various local charities.
Andy consults as a member of several expert networks on the building materials industry and shares his knowledge online on andymcquade.com and as a Quora Partner.