Vice President – Engineering & Estimating
Ben is responsible for compiling and analyzing data to develop pricing for all of Wasatch Electric’s large-scale construction projects in the commercial and industrial sectors. He also oversees the estimating completed by his team.
Whether working on design-build, design-assist, or budgeting projects, Ben’s agility equips him to manage requests for changes and help keep projects on track. He is adept at finding solutions that help maximize profitability and performance.
Ben’s ability to solve challenges contributes to our ability to earn and maintain strong working relationships with both customers and suppliers.
Ben has been with Wasatch Electric for more than 20 years. Prior to joining our estimating group in 2005, Ben was a material handler, and worked in both accounts payable and accounts receivable. He was also a Contract Administrator and Assistant Project Manager.
While in our estimating group, Ben moved up through roles as a Junior Estimator, Estimator, and Senior Estimator before being promoted to Estimating Manager in 2016. He has been responsible for compiling and managing successful bids for over $175 million in contracts.
In 2020, Ben also accepted the responsibility of managing the engineering aspects of our commercial, industrial, and special projects.
Ben has a Bachelor of Arts in construction management with a minor in business administration from Weber State University. He also has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Utah.
A LEED Accredited Professional, Ben has completed training courses including Project Scheduling Theory, Tight Project Control, Job Profits, and Contractual Risk. He earned the Intermountain Electrical Association’s Estimator of the Year award in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, and 2020.
The Personal Side
Outside of work, Ben enjoys reading and spending time with his wife and two children. As an American Civil War enthusiast, he enjoys visiting historical sites, and attending historical symposiums. He and his family also love to travel together.