Long-time employee James Bailey has transitioned from Project Management into Preconstruction/Estimating. Bailey has been with the company in many capacities since the 1980’s, and his construction knowledge and relationship with subcontractors, owners, and architects make him the perfect fit for his new role as Preconstruction Manager. In this new position, he will be responsible for project planning, scheduling, and budgeting, as well as subcontractor outreach and procurement
Carl V. Shields has been hired as a Project Manager with responsibility for overseeing projects from award through completion. He has a diverse background with over 25 years of experience working on new construction and renovation projects, as well as completing electrical work and performing operations management. Shields is a seasoned project manager with experience leading and managing project teams on design-build and design-bid-build projects, as well as performing contract management, pre-construction services, and quality control reviews.
David “Scott” Johnson joins E.T. Gresham as a Project Superintendent with more than 30 years of construction experience. His past experience includes oversite and management of new construction and renovations, and he has a history of completing projects on time and on budget. Scott is jumping right in as superintendent for an administrative building renovation at the HRSD Williamsburg Treatment Plant.
Christina Gonzales recently joined E.T. Gresham as an Administrative Assistant, responsible for supporting project managers and estimators in our Construction Division. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration (BSBA) with a Major in Accounting from Holy Angel University in Angeles, Philippines and she has prior experience working in the construction industry. Outside of work, Christina is a music lover, foodie, and avid traveler. She enjoys visiting the many Philippine islands, saying, “If you ask me to spell FUN, I will spell BEACH!”
Vamsi Krishna Vuggaraju has been hired as an Estimating Assistant with responsibility for assistance with project planning, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Specific duties include assisting in obtaining competitive subcontractor bids, providing detailed quantity take-offs, ensuring bids are compliant with contract requirements, and attending on-site pre-bid meetings as required. He has working knowledge of Building Information Modeling (BIM), Primavera P6, and AutoCAD.
Vuggaraju grew up in a family of civil engineers in India. In keeping with family tradition, he received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the Vellore Institute of Technology, where he achieved the 2015-2016 award for Best Academic Project in Civil Engineering. After graduation, he attended The University of Texas at Arlington, where he became a fan of the Dallas Cowboys while earning his M.S. in Construction Engineering and Management in 2018. Vuggaraju began his construction career as an estimator for a drywall company in Iowa but, growing up near the ocean in India, he decided to relocate to Hampton Roads where he could enjoy a more familiar environment.