Construction Cost Estimation Expert 519989 CA(S)

Expertise Description

My career has spanned over 35 years in the Construction industry, including real experience in all aspects of the construction trades. My expertise includes Construction Consulting; Litigation Services; Cost Estimating; Construction Management; Forensic Site Investigation; Standard of Care; and Repair Recommendations. I have been a construction expert witness in Southern California for more than 25 years with substantial consulting and courtroom testimony experience.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes providing trial testimony in the following areas: estimating and standard of care for subcontractors, developers and homeowners; General Contractor representing developers and homeowners; standard of care for architects, plans, details and specifications; and general contractor representing the following subcontract trades: framing, sheet metal, roofing, stucco, mechanical and HVAC, prefab fireplaces, decks, waterproofing, masonry and personal injury.

Consulting Experience

My consulting experience includes working as a consultant for residential and commercial construction regarding building codes, standard of care, sequencing, work product and product performance, contracts, building products, quality, installation and estimates. I have developed potential surety exposure evaluations, provided analysis of subcontracts/suppliers cost to complete, and supplied general contracting, project management and superintendents to complete projects.

Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes working as a journeyman in all phases of carpentry, framing, cabinet making, residential sheet metal, roofing, stucco, waterproofing, concrete, masonry, drywall and insulation. I have also worked a a General Contractor in low-rise commercial, residential construction, residential land/subdivision development, structural concrete, formwork, pools, custom landscape/structures.

Relevant Experiences

As a carpenter, superintendent, project manager, and General Contractor, I have had to be responsible for the quality control, installation, and finished product. Some of that includes punch out with the project architect, delivery to the client and everything owner related to a building, not just the Architectural elements.

I helped build many many restaurants. I was captive with Chart Houses for years. I built Peohes, Humphreys, Shelter Island Inn, the hilt on restaurants at the airport, and all of the Atlas hotel restaurants in all of their hotels.

I have built condos/apartments, and remodeled condos/apartments as a General Contractor, Developer, Partner, and subcontractor. I have represented and testified in court and qualified as an expert in all categories I just listed.

I have done forensic accounting work/investigations/reports, for evaluation of quality of work, cost to complete, cost to repair, cost to achieve quality expectations of work. I have testified and qualified as an expert in these categories.

I have had many cases involving RMO, RME and all the collateral consequences of contracting and licensing in the state of California. I have testified and qualified as an expert in trial on most licensing issues.

I have represented all sides of these issues, and been called on by the CSLB to evaluate a few cases involving licensing, RMO/RME and quality of work and cost to remedy when there has been a complaint against a contractor, or a lawsuit between owner and contractor or subcontractor with the CSLB.


Degree Subject Institution
Mesa College San Diego California
B.S. Economics Political Science College of William & Mary Williamsburg Virginia

Licenses Certifications

General Contractor Licenses: California, Colorado, Nevada, Tennessee, Arizona, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida.
Certified Building Inspector
Mechanical Inspection (ICBO)
Plumbing Inspection (ICBO)
Ceramic Tile Consultant and Inspector (CTI) AAMA Certified

Awards & Affiliation

International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO)
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA)
American Concrete Institute (ACI)
American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA)

Primary Affiliation

International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO)