Estimates With Value

Nelson’s estimating team focuses on the value engineering opportunity for each client. We utilize our extensive industry knowledge and experience to identify unnecessary costs while maintaining or improving functionality and quality. We will also work with site engineers to determine how a project’s expected performance can be maintained or improved at a lower cost.

We evaluate materials to be used, the availability of those materials, construction methods, transportation plans, and logistics, including supply chain constraints. Our team will consider site limitations and potential municipal restrictions to develop a construction plan that optimizes crew size and equipment utilization with a focus on timeliness and value.

The benefits of our service can result in lower project costs, increased efficiencies, reduced life cycle costs, improved quality, and reduced environmental impacts.

Senior Estimating Manager
Jeff Reckard

Estimating Expertise

Jeff Reckard oversees estimating activities for Nelson Pipeline Constructors. Jeff supports Nelson’s growth strategies by managing the development of all bid qualifications and customer recommendations and assisting with bid reviews and interviews. His career in the construction industry, specifically in underground utilities, spans more than 40 years.

Utilizing his depth of knowledge and experience, Jeff focuses on maximizing the utility and usefulness of the company’s operational resources. He works closely with the firm’s CEO, project managers, and other leaders to ensure projects are bid with a complete scope and executed with the proper resources. Jeff’s experience is valuable in ensuring compliance with specific municipality codes and requirements and providing many opportunities for value engineering.

Throughout the years, Jeff has followed his passion for improving his skills in the estimating field. He began his career as a laborer and developed his skills to become a foreman. Jeff applied this operational knowledge to earn a position as an estimator. He has repeatedly proven himself a vital leader to Nelson and our partners working with him.

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