Preconstruction + Estimating Director
P 312-644-4470 EXT 221
Art began his career in the industry at Custom Climate Systems as a union sheet metal worker. He quickly rose through the ranks becoming a Field Superintendent in charge of 20 employees and was integral in the process of the company’s growth to more than $6 million in sales annually. Art’s next move in the construction industry was to Harbour Construction, where his role included Estimating and Project Management. Art’s estimating expertise and ability to develop and execute contingency plans were vital in keeping projects he worked on within their budgets.
Throughout his career, Art has been responsible for over $280 million worth of work including Ha-Lo Corporate Headquarters (now Shure), Precise Technology Clean Room and Office Additions, Oak Brook Library, and Potlatch Warehouse & Distribution Facility. As Project Manager for the Precise Technology Additions, Art assisted in the redesign of a life safety system after the initial scope and code requirements were changed. Despite this setback, the project was still completed on time and within the budget. While Art was estimating the Potlatch Warehouse & Distribution Facility, he was able to save the client over $200,000 with the elimination of smoke curtains for ESFR, a part of the scope Art discovered through much diligent research was not necessary for that particular project.