Steve Nelson

Professional Experience:

  • 28 years of commercial construction experience
  • 15 years as owner of Strategy Builders
  • 13 year employee and partner at an Engineering News Record (ENR) Top 100 General Contracting firm, advancing through positions of project engineer, estimator, project manager, division operations manager, and partner
  • Successfully completed over 55 substantial (>$1M each) construction projects in 4 US states valued in excess of $600M, with the largest project valued at $155M

Education / Training / Skills

  • MBA, Finance Emphasis, San Diego State University
  • BS, Construction Engineering, Iowa State University
  • LEED Accredited Professional


  • Pre-Construction Services
  • Estimating – Quantity Surveys and Pricing
  • Design Optimization and Value Review
  • Contract Negotiations and Scoping Out Subcontract Trades
  • Critical Path Scheduling & Acceleration Techniques Utilizing Primavera P6
  • Construction Management and Field Operations
  • Financial Projections and Budgeting
  • Technical Construction Knowledge