Intellex Acquires Expert by Big Village

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Expert Details

Construction - Commercial and Residential New, Renovation and Remodeling, Cost Estimating

ID: 724897 Michigan, USA

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Expert is a leader in construction cost estimating and development of award winning proposals for construction projects. Also, for total project development of all type of projects from industrial to commercial and including upscale residential. He has completed over $180,000,000 in construction projects that have included new construction, renovation, restoration and adaptive reuse projects. He can develop a very detailed CSI Division estimate from very basic concept designs.

Expert has 33 years of construction cost estimating. He can develop a detailed cost estimate from a sketch in a very short time frame and within a 5% accuracy range.

Construction expert, has over forty-three years of hands on experience in project development,
design and construction of commercial, industrial and upscale residential projects. He has extensive experience in conceptual design and completion of projects varying from simple to very complex projects. Including projects dealing with “brownfields,” DEQ, DNR and most city governments in southeastern Michigan. He accomplished many “firsts” in the construction industry. Starting in 1978 designing and building the first Michigan first solarhome in Farmington Hills. Second, in 1980, the development, design and construction of one of the first private condominium developments in Michigan. Third, in 1987, the first two major redevelopment projects in Detroit, the adaptive reuse of a 40,000 SF house into The Whitney Restaurant. Following that the complete restoration of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall. Forth, in 1998, the first largest “brownfield” (20 acres) redevelopment project in Michigan, the development, design and construction of Kenwal Steel 220,000 building and 20-acre site improvements including a rail spur. Fifth, the first Michigan builder to have five of the largest homes being built at one time in 1999 totaling twenty-eight million dollars. Over $340,000,000 in construction projects completed. He has construction experience in commercial, industrial and residential projects of all types. His work has included hundreds of homes, extension residential and commercial renovation projects, many new office and medical buildings, restaurants, thousands of commercial remodeling projects, hundreds of industrial projects including four large industrial developments. He has served as a construction cost consultant to many of the major Detroit area architects. Also, he has worked with several of the Detroit area and Lansing area attorneys on construction related cases as an expert witness.
He has served a Board member for the Dearborn Chamber of Commerce, Board member and President of AGC -Detroit (Associated General Contractors of America,) President of ASPE – Detroit (American Society of
Professional Estimators, and Board member and current Vice President of ABC -Southeastern Michigan
(Associated Builders and Contractors.)

Expert is skilled at cost engineering of all type of projects including industrial, upscale residential, municipal and commercial.

Expert understands design and costs associated with the design. He is able to develp a good cost evaluation of a project and recommend cost effective alternates.

Expert is an expert in developing cost models for all types of projects. Cost models are developed from simple sketches.

Dominc is an expert in developing project cost enginering for all types of projects. Cost models are developed from simple sketches.

Expert has worked as a construciton expert witness reviwing projects and claims. Furthermore he has worked with hundreds of owners and architects in a project review for cost, scheduling and planning.

Expert has extensive proproposal writing skills. He has won hundreds of projects with his profession, well written proposals.

Expert has written a book on quality. He has driven his family owned company on one word - quality. He coined the phrase "After the dust settles....all that remains is the Quality."

He has worked with the top architects in the Detroit area and other states as a construction cost consultant on very large and complex projects. He as worked with many large corporations as a project manager to develop, design and build facilities.He has worked with several legal firms as an Expert Witness in the construction field.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1974 Degree: Associate Subject: Construction Technology Institution: HHFC
Year: 1975 Degree: (Undisclosed) Subject: Civil Engineering Institution: U.S.A.N.G.
Year: 1977 Degree: (Undisclosed) Subject: Architecture Institution: Lawrence Institute of Architecture

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2002 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Owner Department:
Total company operations, sales, marketing, estimating, overall project management, consulting and design
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1975 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department:
Total company operations, sales, marketing, estimating, overall project management, consulting and design

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Society of Professional Estimators
(1994) Detroit Chapter President 1994-1995-1996);
Executive Board of the AGC, and Past
(1999) President - Detroit Chapter,
(1992-2001) ;
Membership Chairman, AGC, Detroit
Chapter (1989-90);
Member, Associated General Contractors of
America (AGC), Detroit Chapter (1979);
Member, Construction Association of
Michigan (1976);
Professional Affiliate, American Institute of
America (1988);
Past Officer, Dearborn Chamber of
Commerce (1976);
Building Industry Association of Southeastern
Michigan, Michigan Association of Home Builders and National Association of Home
Builders (1996);
Professional Master Builder & Professional
Master Remodeler (1996);
Building Industry Association of Southeastern
Michigan - Professional Master Builder (1996)
Licenses / Certifications
State of Michigan Builder;
Snowmass, Colorado Builder;
ASPE Certified Professional Estimator
Professional Appointments
Past President of AGC - Detroit;
Past President of ASPE - Detroit
Awards / Recognition
✓ Franklin Award, Michigan’s best run businesses with under ten employees 19XX
✓ Detroit Edison Fuel Efficient Award, 19XX Garrison Hills Condominiums
✓ AGC Cashman award - Detroit AGC's first award 19XX
✓ Construction Association of Michigan
✓ 19XX recipient of the "Showcase Award" for the Whitney Restaurant,
✓ Big 50 Remodeling Contractors in America, Award by Remodeling Magazine 20XX
Publications and Patents Summary
Has been published in American Society of Profession Estimators and Design, Building, Data numerous times.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Worked with and currently working with several legal firms on various cases as a construction expert witness and consultant.

Professional Experience
✓ Construction Expert Witness, 2007-present
✓ Building Inspections, 1987-present
✓ Construction Consultant, 1984-present
✓ Designer & Builder 1983-present
✓ Construction Manager, 1983-present
✓ General Contractor, 1977-present
✓ Cost Estimator, 1973-present
✓ Supervisory Training Instructor AGC, 1999
✓ Estimating Certification Chair for the Midwest, 1996 -2005
Training / Seminars
On the job training for 33 years. Has recently applied to be an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association.
Vendor Selection
Has contracted with over 800 vendors, trades and suppliers in his career.
Marketing Experience
He is a Certified Professional Estimator (since 1996) with the American Society of Professional estimators. A licensed builder in the State of Michigan (since 1975). A licensed builder in Snowmass, Colorado (since 2007.) Past President (1999) of the Association of General Contactors - Detroit Chapter. In 33 years he has placed over $185,000,000 in construction in the Detroit area including all types of projects - commercial, residential and industrial - new construction, adaptive reuse, renovations, additions and restoration.
Other Relevant Experience
He has advanced skills in marketing, sales, building design and space planning, construction means and methods and conceptual estimating.

Construction Background
✓ Over the course of the past eleven years Expert has worked with attorneys to successfully win or settle legal cases involving construction issues. As an expert witness Expert brings forty-three years of hands on construction knowledge and experience to the table. All of this is while running the seventy two-year-old family construction company since 1975.
✓ Extensive knowledge of contract documents and construction means and methods as well as a very high level of construction costs on all types of projects.
✓ Worked in virtually all aspects of the design and construction of buildings and facilities. Developed condominiums and apartment projects, commercial buildings, club houses, churches, temples, large custom homes, medical buildings industrial facilities His work as included the design, engineering and construction of all types of projects - new construction, adaptive reuse, hundreds of remodeling projects, renovation and restoration.
✓ Completed all levels of project cost estimates and schedules including the overall management of the project. Experienced conceptual cost estimator. Work has included projects all over the State of Michigan and in several other states as a cost consultant for developers, cities, colleges, attorneys and architects.
✓ Taught Supervisory Training Program (STP) classes for the Associated General Contractors of America Detroit Chapter and an estimating class at U of D School of Architecture.
✓ Brought back to Detroit the American Society of Professional Estimators Chapter.
✓ Intuitive, creative, analytical and resourceful.

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