Grant Takahashi, originally from Hawaii, attended Oregon State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. After graduation, he took a job with a large General Contractor in San Jose, CA as a field and office engineer, helping complete a $26MM Service Yard for San Jose Public Works. After gaining experience with this large Contractor, Grant came back to Oregon in 2007 to work for an up and coming EPC (Engineering, Construction, Procurement) firm that specialized in Industrial Processes, where he held multiple positions in estimating, project engineering, construction management and sales, ultimately working his way up to being one of the top performing Project Managers in the NW operations.
After 9 years in the construction industry, Grant has experience in office building, semi-conductor plants, pasta/flour manufacturing, food process manufacturing, and restaurants – ranging between $250M-$30MM. He has extensive knowledge in building systems as well as all aspects of construction management, including permitting, design, budget analysis, estimating, scheduling, subcontractor buyout, owner and subcontractor contract review, project proposals, owner and subcontractor invoicing, payment schedules, etc. His duties as a Project Manager included direct interface with his customers, management of all areas of engineering (civil, geotech, structural, MEP, etc.), management of his superintendents, and was held solely responsible for all projects sold to the customer.
Grant has joined the NWM team because of his extensive construction background, attention to detail and strong communication skills with both clients and contractors.