Board of Directors

1st Vice President


Jerold Chandler
Advanced Demolition, LLC
e-mail: [email protected]

2nd Vice President


Mark Adams
Agate Inc.



Marvin Blau
Kitchell Contractors, Inc.

Membership Director


Mark Adams
Agate Inc.

Certification Chair


Isam Ghandour
Willmeng Construction

Isam Ghandour, CPE.


Partner | Chief Estimator


Isam Ghandour is the Chief Estimator with Willmeng Construction in Phoenix, Arizona, with over twenty years experience in the construction industry. He began his career by earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture Engineering from the University of Khartoum in Sudan. He worked as an architect for one year. He moved to the U.S. and earned his Master’s degree in Civil Engineering/Construction Management from Bradley University in Peoria, Ill.


While attending Bradley, he interned with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), working on a surveying crew.  He finished his degree in 1997, eventually moving to Arizona. Isam joined the Willmeng Construction team in 2002 as a Project Manager/Estimator. Prior to that he was a project manager with Mardian Contractors for almost 5 years.


His knowledge of the design process and his impressive project résumé make him a great asset to the team at Willmeng Construction. He has led the preconstruction and estimating efforts on numerous projects including Design-Bid-Build, [email protected] ADM and design/build. The breadth of his experience includes office, industrial, retail, and tenant improvement projects to name a few.


“The greatest satisfaction of working at Willmeng comes from the people with whom I’m surrounded,” says Isam, who is a Certified Professional Estimator (CPE), Certified Professional Constructor (CPC) and Certified Construction Documents Technologist (CDT). “One of my early mentors in Phoenix told me always to treat people well and they in turn will treat you well. I say, ‘helping others will also help you.’”

Chapter Directors


Raymond Baker
Balfour Beatty Construction



Steven Hamre
Triad Steel Services, Inc.

Structural Steel Estimator:

Minnesota Fence & Iron Works -- St.Paul, MN  1979 to 1986

Reppel Steel Inc. -- Phoenix, AZ  1986 to 1993

Schuff Steel Inc. Phoenix, AZ 1993 -2002

Triad Steel Inc. Wickenburg/Phx.AZ   2002 - present