A self-taught construction technologist, Rob first developed a love for technology with his first Atari game machine. Rob was a pioneer in developing mobile device programs centered around applications used on tablets and smartphones. The purpose of this program is to research and implement new apps and devices to improve workflows. The end goal of the projects is to save field staff time and money by streamlining processes and creating a more collaborative work environment.
He began his career in construction as the Safety Director for J.M. Wilkerson, a construction general contractor based in Marietta, Georgia. Rob furthered his construction and risk management experience at companies like New South Construction and XL Catlin Insurance. Rob went on to work in the construction software space for JBKnowledge, Rhumbix and ICT.
Rob is currently a team member of the eSUB team. He is focused on business development efforts to educate and connect the construction industry about the benefits of using technology to improve their production tracking efforts.
Rob is a co-founding member of the ConTechCrew podcast and ConTechRoadshow. As the ConAppGuru, Rob has delivered technology presentations at national and regional construction conferences since 2013.
Rob has served as the Chairman of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Georgia Technology Committee and is a former member of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America IT Forum Steering Committee.
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Operational Assessment and Business Improvement Services
Many contractors started their own business because of the love of building and passion for their trade, and many project managers learned to be project managers from the school of hard knocks. However, there is always room for improvement and even the smallest improvements can net significant gains. Ed’s operational and business improvement services can uncover workflow gaps that need to be addressed. Whether it is making adjustments to your cost coding structure or digging into your projects to catch early warning signs, Ed makes strategic recommendations to help contractors improve profitability in projects.
Ed is a valued resource as a consultative partner for thousands of enterprise trade contractors and sharing his expertise on the following topics:
- Standardizing project management processes
- Risk mitigation strategies
- Full cycle job costing best practices
- Labor productivity tracking