Hermanson Team Travels to St. Louis

Mar 28, 2019 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Feature Photo Credit // Rick Hermanson | Company News

For over 30 years, Hermanson Company has been involved in a mechanical contractor peer group that meets regularly to share ideas, provide professional development and promote industry standards.

Recently, Hermanson’s Estimating and Detailing Group traveled to St. Louis to meet with seven other mechanical contractor groups from across the United States for a CAD/EST Symposium.

“Engaging with mechanical contractors outside of our competitive market has provided opportunities to both learn and share and ensures that Hermanson remains an industry expert,” said Hermanson Estimating Manager, Jason McDonald.

Within the peer group, subject matter specializations develop and these meetings provide an opportunity to share industry innovations. Hermanson Fabrication Database Manager, Troy VanSanten, enlightened the group of 30 estimating and detailing professionals on the benefits of creating customized databases within Autodesk®’s software ESTmep and CADmep. “Most contractors purchase off-the-shelf versions of the software,” notes VanSanten. “However, by writing the database from scratch, we can automate all of Hermanson’s estimating standards and that gives us a competitive edge.”

Representing Hermanson at the Symposium was Jamie Buckley (the only female estimator in attendance!), Darren Young, Troy VanSanten, Jason McDonald and Rick Hermanson (not pictured).Hermanson will have the chance to once again share subject matter expertise in August when Hermanson Director of Operational Technology, Darren Young, provides training in San Antonio for Applied Software®’s MEP Force.