Title: Chief Estimator
What is your proudest accomplishment?
Being within $36,000 (.36%) from budget to bid on Antoine Court Apartments. Helping my kids shoot their first deer. Seeing my daughter constantly battle Type 1 Diabetes and hardly ever complain. That makes me prouder than any bid or budget ever will.
How has your career grown since starting at Triangle?
My career path at Triangle has not been your standard, run-of-the-mill experience. Since starting at Triangle, I’ve experienced almost all aspects. In my 22 years, I have worked as a laborer, carpenter, foreman, superintendent, project engineer, project manager, estimator, senior estimator, and now Chief Estimator. This gives me a perspective when putting bids and budgets together that most others don’t have.
Favorite project you’ve worked on?
My favorite project that I worked on while in the field was C station in Muskegon. My favorite project that I bid is GHSLSA Contract 1.
What do you like to do in your free time?
Spending time with my family, bowhunting, reading, and drawing.
How did you end up in construction?
It seems that from a young age I was destined to be in construction. I remember visiting job sites with my dad when I was younger. Those experiences stuck with me. I am also a fourth-generation construction estimator, so my fate was sealed.
What’s the last book you read?
The last book I finished was The Dark Tower Book VII by Stephen King. I am currently reading Misery also by Stephen King.
What motivates you?
My motivation lies in having the right number, not necessarily the low number, for an owner or client. They rely on our expertise to secure funding for their project. If we’re wrong, that will not help us or the client.