With a career high of 150 projects awarded nationwide, Derek Dahm has an impressive record for winning the work he estimates. He’ll tell you his secret weapon is accuracy. At Conco, “the ability of our own skilled forces to self perform multiple trades allows me to be more accurate in budgeting phases of a project. I have in-depth knowledge of costs across more trades.”
With 20 years’ experience prior to joining Conco, seven of those in the role of chief estimator, he has worked as an “assistant superintendent, assistant project manager, estimator and everything in between.” A graduate of Kansas State University with a degree in Construction Science and Management, Dahm manages all bidding processes at Conco. He also assists Conco project managers in value engineering and establishes and maintains effective working relationships with vendors and subcontractors.
Dahm says he likes the always-changing nature of a day and that every project is unique, but appreciates the constancy of Conco’s client-centric culture.