Englewood Construction, one of the country’s leading commercial construction firms, announced the promotion of Lance Beeler to director of preconstruction services from senior manager of preconstruction services. In this newly created position, Beeler will lead Englewood’s preconstruction, cost estimating, budgeting and scheduling staff.
“Since joining us three years ago, Lance has demonstrated great insight and communication with our clients, which is crucial in crystalizing big picture project goals,” said Bill Di Santo, president of Lemont, Ill.-based Englewood Construction. “Our estimating and procurement work has greatly increased as the economy has improved and our business has embarked on construction projects of a much larger scale.”
According to Di Santo, as director of preconstruction services, Beeler will organize and lead the entire work acquisition process including management, coordination and delivery of preconstruction services, allowing Englewood to work with clients during the schematic design and design development phases of the projects.
“I have had the fortunate opportunity to sharpen not only my cost-estimating skills with Englewood Construction, but most importantly my people skills, which is critical in the design development process,” said Beeler. “Working on so many different types of projects has also honed my leadership and creative problem-solving abilities.”
Beeler has more than 19 years of experience in preconstruction estimating and project management. He previously was a preconstruction manager at Hoffman Estates, Ill.-based Leopardo Companies and had been in construction management with Chicago-based Walsh Construction Co.
Beeler holds a bachelor of science in construction management from Western Illinois University in Macomb, Ill.