Dave Ross has over thirty-five years of hands-on experience in commercial, industrial, institutional, residential and public works construction projects and business operations. Mr. Ross attended Stanford University between 1973 and 1977 and is a Guest Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley in various subjects related to construction business operations and claims.
From 1977 to 2002 Mr. Ross worked as a Carpenter, Foreman, Superintendent, Project Manager, Estimator, Operations VP and CEO for a mid-sized commercial and residential construction firm. From 1992 Mr. Ross was the firm’s General Contractor license qualifier in the states of California, Oregon and Washington and currently holds a personal California General Contractor’s License.
Mr. Ross has testified as a designated construction expert on numerous occasions. He holds a Certificate in Civil Mediation from the National Judicial College (University of Nevada, Reno) and has assisted his clients in resolving claims in a variety of dispute resolution and litigation forums. He has consulted for owners, contractors, insurance companies, design firms, construction industry specialists, and law firms in a wide range of construction-related claims.
Mr. Ross has extensive experience in:
Principal Consultant. On November 1, 2011 Mr. Ross opened the successor firm to Kutner-Ross Associates, Inc. Mr. Ross continues to provide expert witness testimony and consulting services in construction management, estimating, delay analysis, claims preparation/defense, litigation support, and owner's representation.
Principal Consultant. In 2001 Mr. Ross began providing construction consulting services with Sol Kutner Associates. On January 1, 2006, Sol Kutner Associates became Kutner-Ross Associates. Mr. Ross provided expert consulting services and expert witness testimony in construction management, estimating, delay analysis, claims preparation/defense, litigation support, and owner's representation.
Freelance consultant. Services included estimating, constructability review, claims analysis and Owner’s Representation. Clients included commercial building owners, homeowners, Architects, major property and liability insurance underwriters, public entities and Sol Kutner Associates, Inc..
Commercial and residential general building contractor. Specialties included low- to mid-rise new building construction, light manufacturing, medical, laboratory and clean room construction and high-end interiors for financial, executive and professional offices. Consulting activities included structure damage/loss consulting to the insurance industry and private owners.
Mr. Ross has qualified as an expert in the California Superior Courts of San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa and San Francisco counties, as well as in Federal District and Bankruptcy Courts.