Tom Deines, TNT's CEO, has been around construction all of his life, officially starting in the business in 1979. His father worked as a carpenter, general contractor and commercial project superintendent for 42 years, specializing in high quality craftsmanship and innovative construction methods.
Tom often “helped” his dad nailing down flooring and roof sheeting beginning at the tender age of 4 and maintained a healthy interest in the construction trades for the rest of his life. He decided to enter construction as a carpenter apprentice in 1979, graduating to a carpenter Journeyman and happened onto an unexpected opportunity in 1982 beginning his career in construction management. Tom was blessed to be in the right place at the right time, work with some very talented people, and be given opportunities to “sink or swim” as he climbed the ladder in responsibility and breadth of projects.
Beginning as an Office Manager, then progressing to a Project Engineer, Superintendent, and Project Manager, Tom also spent considerable time in Safety Management and Quality Control Management.
While finishing his apprenticeship, Tom also went to school 4 nights a week and earned his Associate of Science Degree in Business Management. Subsequently, he went back to school and took additional coursework in math and science subjects related to his chosen field.
Joining the Construction Specifications Institute in 1993, Tom served in a wide variety of positions, including Editor of the Chapter Newsletter for 3 years, served on Membership, Certification, Technical, Program and Nominating Committees, then went on to various leadership roles including Chapter Director, Treasurer and President. Following this he became the Northwest Region Industry Director, followed by a term as Industry Vice President on the National Board of Directors from 2003-2007. From 1998 through 2002 Tom was the construction author for an on-line monthly column for CSI titled “Team CS”.
Along the way, Tom also served 4 years on the Institute Technical Committee and was the primary author of the Construction chapter of the CSI Project Resource Manual. Tom also has Construction Documents Technician (CDT) and Certified Construction Contracts Administrator (CCCA) certifications from CSI.
Tom spent the first 3+ years of his career working in the trade in commercial construction, followed by 10 years in construction management in heavy/highway/infrastructure, specializing in bridges and hydroelectric construction. This was followed by another 4 years in construction management in commercial, custom residential and design-build. In his most recent role, Tom has spent the last 18-3/4 years in construction management, safety management, quality control management, estimating and proposal writing / management for heavy / highway projects, specializing in bridges, sound walls, retaining walls and other infrastructure projects.
Along the way, Tom has earned a wide variety of certifications and training, including:
This combination of education, certifications, and experience across a wide spectrum of construction management makes Tom and TNT CONSULTING, LLC uniquely qualified to help you on your next or current construction project. Please contact us to see how we can help you.
HEAVY/CIVIL & COMMERCIAL
TOM DEINES, FSCI, CCCA – Construction Consultant
SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE
Tom has worked in construction for 36 years. Tom’s roles have included Project Manager / Proposal Manager / Project Engineer / Estimator / Superintendent / General Supervisor / Quality & Safety Manager & Job Office Manager for 33 years - 19 with Wildish Standard Paving and 10 with Hamilton Construction. This has included working with a variety of owners including ODOT, CalTrans, WSDOT, USACE, FHWA, Weyerhaeuser, Georgia Pacific, PGE, PP&L and EWEB to deliver complicated projects on time and on budget. Tom’s experience in construction includes 29 years in heavy/highway/bridge construction and 6 years in design build. The majority of this time has been spent in contract administrative and project management roles, proposal management and writing, subcontract management, scheduling, forecasting, work planning, safety management, quality control, procurement, expediting and project delivery.
SELECT RECENT PROJECT EXPERIENCE
US 101: Bray’s Point – Sutton Lake Road Slide Repairs, Florence, OR 2014-2015
Estimator / Project Manager / Superintendent – This $1.5 M project included constructing a geo-grid retaining wall at one slide location, a steel H-piling and steel plate lagging wall at another location and installation of 6 tie back anchors with a modified whaler design at the third location. During construction, another slide occurred which became a series of change orders to the original contract, resulting in extensive overtime and multiple shift work. This was completed successfully and still within the constraints of the originally scheduled completion date.
I-5 SB Sound Wall Repairs, Salem, OR 2014
Estimator / Project Manager / Superintendent – This was actually 2 different projects, the first $53K and the second, $56K, constructed approximately 5 months apart. Both projects involved repairing precast concrete sound wall panels that had been damaged by the traveling public on I-5 SB between Portland Road and Market St.
US 20: PME Horizontal Drilling, Phase 1A, Eddyville, OR 2013
Estimator / Project Manager - This $2.7 M project was part of multiple phases of one of ODOT’s most complicated projects due to the unstable geology of the region. After original construction began, the contract was terminated with the original contractor due to multitude of problems. ODOT then re-bid multiple pieces of the project in several contracts. This part of the work included over 65,000 LF of horizontal drain drilling, construction of sediment basins, stone embankment in selected areas, installation of piezometer stations and a variety of other related work. ODOT paid us to accelerate our project, which we successfully completed early, so the subsequent project could start earlier to take advantage of the dry season.
S. Yamhill River Green Bridge, Sheridan, OR 2012-2013
Project Manager on this $1.7 M steel truss bridge rehabilitation over the South Yamhill River in Sheridan. Work included complete repainting, seismic upgrades, polyester polymer concrete overlay, new bridge rail, new storm sewer system, and an assortment of other improvements.
Chambers RR Covered Bridge, Cottage Grove, OR 2011-2012
Estimator / Project Manager on this $2.4 M complete reconstruction of a historic covered bridge over the Coast Fork of the Willamette River, the only remaining railroad covered bridge west of the Mississippi River. The original bridge was in serious disrepair and leaning nearly a foot out of plumb before it was deconstructed under an emergency contract in order to salvage the bridge. The new project utilized some of the timber, and nearly all of the steel components from the original bridge while incorporating some innovative new features. These included a longitudinal skylight in the roof, bridge and site lighting, simulated rails running longitudinally down the deck, stainless steel handrail, an ADA access ramp at one end and a kiosk giving the entire history of the bridge, as well as two simulated train locomotives. This project won multiple awards and was warmly embraced by the local community.
OR 234: Rogue River Bridge, Gold Hill, OR 2009-2011
Project Manager – This $3.9 M project rehabilitated a circa 1920 historic arch bridge over the scenic Rogue River near Gold Hill, Oregon. This was one of Conde McCullough’s first arch bridge designed and built for ODOT. Work included bridge demolition of the existing dentils, corbels, sidewalk overhang brackets and deck soffit using a combination of hydro demolition and other means, which required complete containment and protection of the river below. Areas of concrete delamination were repaired and structural cracks were filled with epoxy crack injection. The main arch ribs were wrapped with FRP. Other elements of this project included lead paint removal, replicating the ornamental concrete bridge rail, rebuilding the dentils and corbels to original detail, protecting an existing high pressure gas line and relocating the same, and included a microsilica overlay on the deck.
I-5: McKenzie River to Goshen Design-Build Project 2006 - 2009
Co-Project Manager – Structures – This $62M project completed spring 2009 ahead of schedule, in spite of a major design change on the Franklin structures. Wildish was a major subcontractor on this project, managing & building $30M of the work on the south end of the project, which included 4 precast prestressed concrete bridge structures on I-5, 2 over Hwy 58 and 2 over Franklin Blvd/CORP RR. The project also included over 30,000 SF of MSE walls, sign bridges, site work which included reconstruction of I-5 and extensive staged construction. In addition to PM duties, performed the quality management role for structures, as well as chairman of the MRG safety committee. The project received excellent environmental compliance reviews.
Computer Software: Microsoft Word, Excel, Project, Power Point, Outlook, Viewpoint, P Vault, Sure Track, Primavera
Proposal Management / Proposal Writing / Technical Writing
Alternative Dispute Resolution / Dispute Review Boards
Estimating & Budgeting
Project & Construction Management & Administration
Planning & Scheduling
Building Successful Project Teams & Unique Projects
Wildish Standard Paving Co., Eugene, Oregon
May 1996 – March 2015
Pacific Construction & Development Inc., Eugene, Oregon
March, 1992 – April 1996
Hamilton Construction Co, Springfield, Oregon
May 1982 – March 1992
Bart Hess Construction Co., Portland, Oregon
May 1979 – April 1982
Associate of Science, Business Management, Portland Community College 1982
Assorted Engineering coursework, Portland & Lane Community Colleges 1982-89
Apprentice to journeyman carpenter, Willamette Training Center, 1980-1985
AGC-Safety Training, Supervisory Training Program – Contract Documents & Construction Law; Planning & Scheduling, TQM Training
ODOT – Office of Civil Rights Transition to Trainer Mentor Training Workshop; Annual ODOT / AGC Training Conferences
APAO – Hot Mix Asphalt Construction; Hot Mix Asphalt Production Facilities; Building Effective Project Management Teams (FMI)
Pinnell & Busch – How to Avoid Claims; Project & Primavera Schedule Training
CALTRANS – Dispute Resolution Board Training
Turbo Leadership Training
CSI – Leadership U
CSI – Numerous seminars on contract management, specifications, management styles, construction management, dispute management, construction documents
Have participated in more than 10 formal partnering sessions and been assigned as the “partnering champion” for my employer on several projects.
CERTIFICATIONS / TRAINING
ODOT: Erosion & Sediment Control Manager; Traffic Control Supervisor, TERO Certification
ACI: Concrete Quality Control Technician (QCT)
Construction Specifications Institute (CSI): Certified Construction Contract Administrator 4-5-97 (CCCA); Contract Documents Technician 4-2-94 (CDT)
WILDISH: Fall Protection Training, Hoisting & Rigging Training, Forklift Certification,
OSHA: OSHA 29 CFR 1926.62 Lead in Construction Competent Person Course; OSHA 10 Training, OSHA 30 Training
CSI: Institute Vice President, 2007-2009; NW Region Director, 2004-2006
Successfully completed Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA) certification in April of 1997. This require extensive study, presentation of qualifications and passing a 4 hour exam affirming specific construction contract administration skill set.
Inducted into Fellowship of the Construction Specifications Institute (FCSI) in 2005. This is an honor bestowed to only ~ 2 ½ % of total CSI membership for special accomplishments and achievements above and beyond the normal expectations of members, while advancing the mission of the Institute.
Wildish Safety Committee Chair – 2 years
ODOT: Design-Build Subcommittee; Contractor Evaluation Committee; Professional Services Evaluation Committee
Maintenance Project Manager, ODOT (541) 404-0020
Project Manager, David Evans & Associates (503) 302-8132
Project Manager, Oregon Department of Transportation (541) 744-8076
Construction Contracts Attorney, Lane County, Oregon (503) 922-4774
Heavy Highway / Civil Construction Consultant (541) 318-5456
Heavy Highway / Civil Construction Consultant (541) 345-4555
Marketing & Proposals Manager, OTAK (503) 699-4563