Meet the Team

Grand Contracting’s growth and success is attributable to the belief that when you lead with integrity, everyone succeeds.

Team member Stephen Eppink

Contact Me

  802 E. 86th St. Indianapolis, IN 46240
  317-605-0343
  cvensel@grandcontracting.net
  www.grandcontracting.net
  /chris-vensel-b287a816/

Skills Summary

  Conceptual Budgeting & Cost Analysis
  Owner Coordination & Design Management
  Business Development
  Real Estate Development

Education, Professional Affiliations

Purdue University:
Bachelor of Science – Construction Management
Finance: Series 7 & 63
Indiana Construction Roundtable (ICR)
Indiana Subcontractors Association (ISA)

Chris Vensel

Vice President Preconstruction

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Personal Profile

Serving as a member of the executive team, Chris leads due diligence, design management and preconstruction efforts. Prior to joining Grand Contracting he was Director of Preconstruction for a national construction firm. Chris has 18 years of preconstruction experience with commercial products including grocery stores, retail, office, athletic facilities, healthcare, senior living and multifamily. His career includes constructed work totaling 4.5 million sq. feet and over $282M. ” ‘Gradatim Ferociter’ – Step by step ferociously”

VP Preconstruction, Grand Contracting | April 2019 – present
  • Liaison with developers, owners, clients and A/E contacts to facilitate successful preconstruction processes
  • Spearheads bid management and investigates local market conditions
  • Assures all estimates, including general conditions, are accurate, complete and reflect the requirements of the project.
  • Tracks historical costs, marketing trends and projected material & labor fluctuations
  • Directs value engineering efforts to achieve efficiencies in construction costs
  • Development of strategic partnerships
  • Ensures seamless transition of projects to construction operations

Other Work Experience

Director of Preconstruction

Lauth Group | May 2013 – March 2019

Estimator

Buckingham Companies| June 2012 – May 2013

Project Manager

United Construction | January 2011 – June 2012

Broker Associate

Charles Schwab | January 2010 – January 2011

Preconstruction Manager

Duke Realty Corp. |2008 – 2009

Preconstruction Manager

Lauth Group, Inc |2003 – 2008

Career Highlights

  • Construction of 13 Fresh Thyme grocery/retail stores (MN,IN,KY& IL)
  • Noblesville Fieldhouse (Noblesville, IN)
  • Deltapoint One (Memphis, TN)
  • GEICO -Multi Phase Renovaton ( Carmel, IN)
  • Ignite Medical Resort (McHenry, IL)
  • Pacers Athletic Center (Westfield, IN)
  • Traditions of Lebanon (Lebanon, OH)

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