Keith Eckermann joined Golden Sands in 2015 as Estimating Manager, responsible for building pre-construction processes and a team in the West region. As Director of Estimating, Keith now manages the operations of the company’s national estimating and pre-construction department. Among his innovations are the implementation of BuildingConnected, OnScreen Take-Off, and Qualification Manager, moving pre-construction into a paperless electronic format and developing standard operating procedures for the estimating department. These tools to ensure the accuracy and efficiency of the pre-construction process on projects typically ranging from $250k to $20MM. In addition to hiring and managing the estimating department staff, Keith has developed an extensive, pre-qualified subcontractor base. He also analyzes and executes value engineering strategies to ensure cost savings for clients Working closely with the projects team and regional directors, Keith and his teammates are an essential part of Golden Sands success and client relations.
Prior to Golden Sands, Keith held positions including Senior Project Manager and Chief Estimator for 3V Company, Inc. and Architecture Manager for both Kimball Hill Homes and KB Home, in their respective Houston divisions. Earlier in his career, Keith began his commercial construction career as a draftsman, working to take on the roles of Project Manager and Estimator for Panoramic Window and Door Systems, Inc., located in New Jersey.
During his career, Keith’s accomplishments include estimating and subsequent award of multiple projects up to $20MM, estimating & project management for an architectural mill-work scope valued at $4MM for Exxon-Mobil World Headquarters in The Woodlands, TX as well as several design build residential projects. Keith is passionate about architecture and music, as well as being an audiophile and lifelong automotive enthusiast.
Keith Eckermann is OSHA 30 Hour certified, Auto-CAD user for decades, LEED and FSC experienced, and AWI certified.