Professional Construction Services VCEF

Professional Construction Services- of Stamford has been approved for recognition by the Consulting Estimator Round Table (CERT) as a Validated Consulting Estimating Firm (VCEF). [contact]

The VCEF recognition is a new program developed by the CERT to acknowledge the best practices, ethical standards and contribution to the industry which a consulting estimator firm has attained. In 2011 a group of highly experienced consulting estimator members of the Consulting Estimator FORUM from across the United States came together to write an appropriate application to validate the best practices of a consulting estimating business.

“The CERT Consultancy Validation has no short cuts and it will challenge many companies to raise their standards & best practices in order to truthfully answer questions regarding general qualifications, key personnel, project experience and references, construction estimating specialty, geographical service areas, licensing & registration, insurance coverage, employment and privacy policies.” Said Edward Walsh, Executive Director of the association.

Lew Finkle FCPE – President of the firm has been in business since 1982 as an independent consultant and prior to that worked many years for general contracting firms in greater New York. Lew is a Fraternal member of the American Society of Professional Estimators and served as its national President for two years. Lew is also an adjunct professor at Central Connecticut State University Construction Management program where he teaches advanced estimating and he has taught estimating to thousands of estimators as seminars around the US.

Professional Construction Services offers clients estimates in conceptual budgets based on sketches and ideas design development and contract documents, estimates of probable construction cost based on working drawings at all stages of a project. They also examine and evaluate cost of various layouts, materials, construction methods, etc.

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