CHUCKHESSELBEINChuck Hesselbein,CPE - Vice President of Estimating & Preconstruction

What year did you join Baldwin & Shell?

Have you had any title changes since you started, if so what are they in order?

  • Estimator
  • Director of Estimating
  • Vice President of Estimating & Preconstruction

What certifications, honors and awards have you received?

  • Certified Professional Estimator through the American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE)
  • Green Associate through Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)

What trade organizations and/or boards are you involved in?

  • Southeast Regional Governor for ASPE 
  • Board of Trustees

What is the most rewarding part of your job?
The caring and character of my fellow employees, winning a hard bid job, seeing our rising subordinates achieve, having a sense of belonging, and contributing to the team

What is your specialty? 
My capabilities include estimating from concept to construction documents. Negotiating contracts and change orders. My ability to teach processes and procedures. My understanding of Job Cost from estimate to project closeout then back to estimating.

What is your favorite thing about working at Baldwin & Shell?
How we care for one another, knowing that our jobs are important but not all we are

Where did you obtain your education and any degrees?

  • Paragould High School 1972
  • Bachelor in Science in Business Administration, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville 1977

What community service are you involved in?

Our House Homeless Shelter

How many children do you have and what are their names?
David Hesselbein and Michael Hesselbein

What is your favorite movie?
The Green Mile

What is your favorite sport?

What are your hobbies?
Golf and Tennis

What are two things you cannot live without?
Coffee and chocolate

What is your most memorable life experience to date?
Birth of my children

Who do you admire most?
My Father

Where did you grow up?
Corning, Caraway, Luxora, Morrilton, Earle, Mariana, Russellville and Paragould. All in Arkansas. My Father was in construction.

What is something that would surprise people about you?
I was a two time Region 2A Tennis Champion and had scholarships to Arkansas State University and Arkansas Tech.

What is your favorite food?

What is your favorite sports team?
Razorbacks and the New York Yankees

What is your favorite band? 
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

What is one word to sum you up?

What was your childhood dream?
To play for the New York Yankees

What is your favorite color?

What is something you absolutely will NOT eat?

What is your biggest pet peeve?
People with more than 10 items in the 10 items or less checkout lane



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