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Michael Maples


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Michael Maples is an expert construction consultant and cost estimator with experience in virtually every role in the contracting and building industry including laborer, roofer, carpenter, lead carpenter, foreman, superintendent, project manager, estimator, Certified Building Inspector, quality control inspector, and owner of a general building contracting firm. Mike's experience is wide and deep with project types, both public work and private construction projects, including single-family residences, multi-family projects, mixed use developments, commercial, institutional, industrial, low-rise, mid-rise and high-rise construction. Mike now serves clients who are property owners and managers, developers and contractors, product manufacturers and suppliers, insurers, and lawyers. 

Early in his career Mike worked in the field of building weatherization as a roofer, framer, and siding installer in the harshest environments including Alaska, Hawaii, and throughout the Pacific Northwest. After working on the professional side of the business as a superintendent, project manager, and estimator, Mike founded is own general contracting and framing firm and was honored by having one of his projects featured on the cover of San Diego Home and Garden Magazine. In his role as a building consultant Mike serves as a technical expert, evaluating building performance, examining enormous volumes of project documentation, making repair recommendations, estimating project costs, tendering projects for bid, and rendering professional opinions that aid in moving projects to conclusion.


  • Understanding Cost Estimating

  • Introduction to Construction Cost Estimating

  • Cost Estimating for Construction Defects

  • Residential Framing

  • Construction Management 101, July 2017

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