|Mr. Aikens founded 5 Elements West to deliver custom products to designers and owners in the commercial construction industry. By using the avenues created by globalization, and cultivating relationships during visits to more tha 500 manufacturers over the past 15 years, he has been able to grow the company to 10 locations. He completed his first Master’s Degree (MBA) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2014, and his second Master’s at Harvard University in 2018.
He is a graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and an Associate of Applied Science in Construction Management. During his 33 year career, Mr. Aikens has worked on numerous commercial construction projects, including projects in Boston, New York, Washington DC, Florida, and Hong Kong.