Category: News

29 Nov 2023

MARK GOBITAS JOINS MC CONSULTANTS – SERVING AS REGIONAL DIRECTOR, FORENSIC EXPERT

DATE: November 7, 2023

CONTACT: Dana Ducommun
Phone: (760) 930-9966
E-mail: Dana.Ducommun@mcconsultants.com

MC Consultants, Inc. is pleased to announce Mark Gobitas, CGC, PX, BN, CQM-C, has joined our company to serve as Regional Director, Southeast Region. In addition to his regional management role, Mark also supports MC’s insurance claims clients serving as a General Contractor Forensic Expert.

In the role of Regional Director, Mark will lead the Southeast forensics consulting team’s efforts to deliver high quality consulting services specific to investigation of construction defects, surety claims, construction site accidents and injuries, accident reconstruction, traffic and roadway claims, product failures and first-and third-party property damage analysis. In addition to our forensic consulting, MC experts also provide contract disputes and construction management consulting services.

Mark is a licensed General Contractor and Building Code Professional, with over 20 years of construction experience, having worked on a wide variety of construction project types, including federal, aviation, military, high rise, and heavy civil infrastructure. His experience includes work as a senior roadway and bridge inspector; a threshold representative for the Miami Intermodal Center and Elevated Rail Station; heavy civil inspection and consulting work for FDOT for roadways, underground utilities, as well as complex bridge structures; and construction management and claims consulting for several airport projects both domestically and internationally.

MC Consultants: www.mcconsultants.com

07 Aug 2023

TED BUMGARDNER JOINS MC CONSULTANTS – SERVING AS DIRECTOR, COMPLEX CLAIMS

DATE: August 7, 2023

CONTACT: Dana Ducommun
Phone: (760) 930-9966
E-mail: Dana.Ducommun@mcconsultants.com

MC Consultants, Inc. is pleased to announce Ted Bumgardner has joined our company to serve as Director, Complex Claims.
In the role of Director, Complex Claims, Ted will lead the Southwest forensics consulting team’s efforts to deliver high quality consulting services specific to delay claims, contract disputes and construction management consulting arena.

With over 40 years of construction experience and many years as a testifying expert, Ted brings a thorough knowledge of all aspects of commercial, municipal, and residential construction, forensic investigation, and construction defect litigation.

Over the past 33 years, Mr. Bumgardner has served as the lead expert on 600+ projects, involving contract claims, delay claims, cost of repair, defect Investigations, and contractor standard of care matters.  Ted has been involved in over 500+ mediations, been deposed in trial and arbitrations 300+ times, and served as a testifying witness 70+ times.

Ted’s passion for mentoring also contributed to his decision to join MC.  Ted is committed to supporting the training and development of technical team members that are qualified and desire serving the forensic expert delay claims and contract disputes market.

MC Consultants: www.mcconsultants.com

11 Sep 2022

MC CONSULTANTS ANNOUNCES VICE PRESIDENT OF ENGINEERING & SPECIALTY SERVICES

DATE: September 13, 2022

CONTACT: Dana Ducommun
Phone: (760) 930-9966
E-mail: Dana.Ducommun@mcconsultants.com

MC Consultants, Inc. is pleased to announce Terence D. Kadlec, P.E., has joined our company to serve as Vice President of Engineering & Specialty Services. In the role of Vice President, Engineering, Terence will lead the forensics consulting team’s efforts to deliver high quality consulting services specific to the growing demands related to a wide range of engineering disciplines. Mr. Kadlec will continue to serve the rocky mountain region as a civil and structural forensic expert, specific to construction defect and general liability insurance claims. MC’s specialty services range from aerial drone investigations to artificial intelligence, specific to analyzing large volumes of forensic consulting project’s data. Terence looks forward to leading the forensic team effort to market these special ancillary services, positioning TEAM MC to be recognized as the premier leader of the forensic consulting industry.

MC Consultants: www.mcconsultants.com

17 Jun 2022

MC CONSULTANTS, INC. FEATURED IN CLM MAGAZINE “LEADING OUT LOUD” – APRIL & JUNE ISSUES

DATE: June 17, 2022

CONTACT: Dana Ducommun
Phone: (760) 930-9966
E-mail: Dana.Ducommun@mcconsultants.com

MC Consultants, Inc. featured in CLM Magazine “LEADING OUT LOUD”

MC Consultants was featured in CLM’s April and June publications of CLM Magazine.  April’s featured article “LEADING OUT LOUD” (pages 16-17) features a Q&A on how technology is impacting the property claims resolution process, written by Industry Professionals, including MC’s President & CEO, Dan Ducommun.

June’s featured article “LEADING OUT LOUD” (pages 16-17) features a Q&A on transportation and how technology is shaping the industry, written by Industry Professionals, including MC’s Corporate Vice President, Kristina Ashcraft.

CLM offers virtual access to their magazine publications.

About the CLM

The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) promotes and furthers the highest standards of claims and litigation management and brings together the thought leaders in both industries. CLM’s Members and Fellows include risk and litigation managers, insurance and claims professionals, corporate counsel, outside counsel and third-party vendors. The CLM sponsors educational programs, provides resources and fosters communication among all in the industry. To learn more about the CLM, please visit www.theclm.org.

12 May 2022

MC CONSULTANTS’ PRESIDENT & CEO, DAN DUCOMMUN IS RECOGNIZED AS THE RECIPIENT OF A PRESTIGIOUS ANNUAL CONSTRUCTION DEFECT INDUSTRY AWARD

DATE: May 12, 2022

CONTACT: Dana Ducommun
Phone: (760) 930-9966
E-mail: Dana.Ducommun@mcconsultants.com

MC CEO RECIEVES 2022 JERROLD S. OLIVER AWARD OF EXCELLENCE RECOGNITION

MC Consultants, Inc. is pleased to announce our President & CEO, Dan Ducommun, was recently announced the recipient of the 2022 Jerrold S. Oliver Award of Excellence (affectionally referred to as the “Ollie”). This annual award recognizes the professional the CD industry nominates and confirms as having contributed to the betterment of the construction defect community.

 

West Coast Casualty announced Mr. Ducommun as the 2022 recipient of this prestigious industry award at their 28th Annual Construction Defect Seminar on May 12, 2022.

Every May, this seminar is hosted at the Disneyland Hotel Convention Center, which is attended by 1,000+ construction defect and insurance claims industry professionals.

MC Consultants has served as a sponsor of this annual event since its inception.

MC Consultants: www.mcconsultants.com

22 Apr 2022

MC CONSULTANTS ANNOUNCES TWO NEW DIRECTOR ROLES: DIRECTOR, CAUSE & ORIGIN SERVICES AND DIRECTOR, TECHNICAL FIELD SERVICES

DATE: April 22, 2022

CONTACT: Dana Ducommun
Phone: (760) 930-9966
E-mail: Dana.Ducommun@mcconsultants.com

MC CONSULTANTS ANNOUNCES TWO NEW DIRECTOR ROLES:  DIRECTOR, CAUSE & ORIGIN SERVICES AND DIRECTOR, TECHNICAL FIELD SERVICES

MC Consultants, Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of 2 forensic consulting experts to serve the Director roles of Cause & Origin Services and Technical Field Services.

 

  1. Steve McKibban has been promoted to Director, Cause & Origin Services.

In this role, Steve will lead the forensics consulting team’s efforts to deliver high quality services specific to the growing demands related to cause and origin investigation claims.  Mr. McKibban will continue to serve MC clients as a general contractor, roofing, and waterproofing expert.

 

  1. Chad Polivka has been promoted to Director, Technical Field Services.

In this role, Chad will work with the management team with the ongoing development of training materials and implementation of best practices. In   addition, Chad will be responsible for monitoring MC’s field activities. Mr. Polivka will continue to serve assigned MC clients as a general contractor expert.

 

MC Consultants: www.mcconsultants.com

20 Sep 2021

MC CONSULTANTS, INC. EXPANDS PROPERTY LOSS CONSULTING SERVICES THROUGH MERGER WITH STRUCTURENSICS, LEAD BY ROBERT A. WAGNER

DATE: September 20, 2021

CONTACT: Dana Ducommun
Phone: (760) 930-9966
E-mail: Dana.Ducommun@mcconsultants.com

MC CONSULTANTS EXPANDS PROPERTY LOSS CONSULTING SERVICES THROUGH THE MERGER OF STRUCTURENSICS, WITH ROBERT A. WAGNER SERVING AS VICE PRESIDENT

MC Consultants, Inc. is pleased to announce our merger with Structurensics, a Florida-based consulting company specializing in property loss consulting services.

Structurensics founder, Robert Wagner has joined our National Consulting Team, serving as Vice President, Property Loss Consulting Services.  Robert will continue to serve and support Structurensics’ valued clients, as well as assist MC management with the service deliverables related to MC’s national property loss consulting team and existing clients.

MC’s national consulting team’s diversity includes professionals with design, engineering, and construction experience, which is required to fairly assess and help to settle the loss. Our professionals can assess a wide variety of losses specific to any type of structure. No matter the size or complexity of the project, TEAM MC can provide verifiable assessments that represent fair and actual losses.

Mr. Wagner has more than 20 years of experience in all disciplines of the construction industry. Robert brings extensive property loss and cost estimating experience to MC Consultants, and the many clients TEAM MC serves.  Mr. Wagner is an accomplished senior level professional and has expertise in the areas of construction defects, operations, and staff management within residential and commercial properties, commercial facilities, airports, hospitality, as well as residential land development, contract negotiations, local, state and government compliance, and P&L management.

Mr. Wagner has estimated project costs, performed take-offs, and developed proposals for high-rise residential and large commercial projects exceeding $40 million. Robert has provided expert testimony and analysis of construction and insurance claims resulting from fire, water/flood, wind damage, collapse and prepared technical reports and claim summation. He has provided expert analysis and resolution of construction contracts, documents, and estimate disputes. Robert has identified and documented delays or issues related to project schedules and performed time impact assessments, including productivity impacts.

Mr. Wagner also serves as a Forensic Expert, Construction Consultant and Cost Estimator.

Certificates: NFPA Fire & Explosion Investigations

MC Consultants: www.mcconsultants.com

10 Sep 2021

MC CONSULTANTS, INC. FEATURED IN CLM MAGAZINE “LEADING OUT LOUD”

DATE: September 10, 2021

CONTACT: Dana Ducommun
Phone: (760) 930-9966
E-mail: Dana.Ducommun@mcconsultants.com

MC Consultants, Inc. featured in CLM Magazine “LEADING OUT LOUD”

MC Consultants was featured in CLM’s September publication of CLM Magazine. This month’s featured article “LEADING OUT LOUD” (pages 18-19) features a Q&A on Construction Trends, related to Environmentally Friendly Building, Technology and Materials, and the COVID Impact on the Building Industry, written by Industry Professionals, including MC’s President & CEO, Dan Ducommun.

CLM offers virtual access to their magazine publications.

About the CLM

The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) promotes and furthers the highest standards of claims and litigation management and brings together the thought leaders in both industries. CLM’s Members and Fellows include risk and litigation managers, insurance and claims professionals, corporate counsel, outside counsel and third-party vendors. The CLM sponsors educational programs, provides resources and fosters communication among all in the industry. To learn more about the CLM, please visit www.theclm.org.

29 Apr 2021

MC CONSULTANTS OPENS SAN DIEGO OFFICE

DATE: March 8, 2021

CONTACT: Dana Ducommun
Phone: (800) 729-0355
E-mail: Dana.Ducommun@mcconsultants.com

MC CONSULTANTS OPENS SAN DIEGO OFFICE – EL CAJON, CA

MC Consultants, Inc. is pleased to announce the opening of our San Diego office (located at 1380 El Cajon Blvd., #208 El Cajon, CA 92020)

This office supports members of MC’s Forensic Consulting and Construction Services Group.  The office team includes Forensic GC Expert & Regional Director Construction Services, Frank Burton, Expert – Civil Engineer, Shane Bourgault, GC Expert & Senior Construction Consultant, Chris Leitz and Melissa Brumley (Project Manager / Operations Coordinator/ San Diego Office Manager).  Contact MC to learn how we can support your Construction Services needs.

MC Consultants: www.mcconsultants.com

08 Mar 2021

MC CONSULTANTS, INC. FRANK BURTON JOINS TEAM MC, TO SERVE AS REGIONAL DIRECTOR, CONSTRUCTION SERVICES GROUP AND FORENSIC EXPERT

DATE: March 8, 2021

CONTACT: Dana Ducommun
Phone: (800) 729-0355
E-mail: Dana.Ducommun@mcconsultants.com

FRANK BURTON TO SERVE AS REGIONAL DIRECTOR, CONSTRUCTION CONSULTING SERVICES AND FORENSIC EXPERT – GENERAL CONTRACTOR

MC Consultants, Inc. is pleased to announce Frank Burton has joined our West Region consulting team, serving our clients as a Forensic Expert – General Contracting, Roofing and Waterproofing.  As Regional Director, Mr. Burton will lead MC’s Construction Services Group, which will support construction projects based throughout the West Region.

Licenses / Registrations / Designations:

  • General Contractor – California State Contractors Licensing Board No. 760550
  • Certified UBC/ICBO Building Inspector License No. 5223604-10
  • Certified Combination Dwelling Inspector License No. 5223602-56

Construction Project Experience:

  • Custom and Semi-Custom
  • Single Family Residences
  • Multi-Family Residences
  • Condominiums
  • Mid-Rise Construction
  • High-Rise Construction

MC Consultants: www.mcconsultants.com

 

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