HEAVY/CIVIL & COMMERCIAL
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 25 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.
Over the years, 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.
Summary of Experience
TOM DEINES, FSCI, CCCA – Construction Consultant
Tom has worked in construction for 42 years, participating in and managing over $1B of work. Tom’s roles have included Project Manager / Proposal Manager / Project Engineer / Estimator / Superintendent / General Supervisor / Quality & Safety Manager & Job Office Manager for 35 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 36 years in heavy/highway/bridge construction and 6 years in design build. Nine years of Tom's total experience have been with commercial projects. The majority of this time has been spent in contract administrative and project management roles, proposal management and writing, subcontract management, CPM scheduling, forecasting, work planning, safety management, quality control, procurement, expediting and project delivery. Tom served for four years (1998-2002) on CSI's National Technical Committee and was also an author of the Construction Chapter of CSI's Manual of Practice. As a practicing Certified Construction Contract Administrator, he also teaches CCCA classes each year for industry professionals preparing to sit for the exam.
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NESTUCCA RIVER BYWAY, PHASE 1, NEAR CARLTON, OREGON 2018-2019
Project Manager – Worked on a $7.3 M project for FHWA as a consultant project manager that included over 25 new culvert installations, 6 wire basket MSE walls, rock fall mesh, and 3 miles of new asphalt paving to improve existing road adjacent to scenic Nestucca River.
VARIOUS PROJECTS – Project Manager
RYAN STREET STREAM STABILIZATION – PORTLAND, OREGON Clean Water Services - $213 K - 2017
Stream bank stabilization of a slide area in suburban Portland, Oregon within an established residential neighborhood that included stream diversion, fish mitigation, vegetated bag retaining wall and minor culvert improvements.
OLD CHEMAWA INDIAN SCHOOL SITE CLEANUP – SALEM, OREGON Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians - $549 K - 2018
Clearing & grubbing, falling trees, limbing trees, removal of debris, mowing on a 50+ acre site that had become a haven for illegal activity and homeless camps due to the cover provided by the overgrowth.
STEWART PARK BANK STABILIZATION – ROSEBURG, OREGON - $226 K - 2018
Stream bank enhancement on the environmentally sensitive North Umpqua River running through Roseburg, Oregon. Work including installation of timber micro piles, silt curtains, fish take, placement of stone embankment on stream bank and planting in newly established bank, all while keeping the park open to the public for use during their summer concert season.
BURLINGTON CREEK ROAD ENHANCEMENT – PORTLAND, OREGON METRO - $273 K - 2018
Removal of and replacement of multiple CMP culvert pipes, re-application of crushed aggregate base on entire road loop, removal of slide material at various locations, and other work required by contract. This included in water work window.
MCCARTHY CREEK ROAD DECOMMISSIONING – PORTLAND, OREGON METRO - $419 K - 2019
Removal of and replacement of multiple CMP culvert pipes, also removal of and abandonment of multiple CMP culverts, re-shaping former culverts and matting/planting, re-application of crushed aggregate base on entire road loop that remains active, abandonment of other roads, removal of slide material at various locations, and other work required by contract. This includes in water work window.
FOREST GLEN SLIDE STABILIZATION – FOREST GROVE, OREGON - $568 K - 2019
Repair of 3 slide areas along drainage waterway in Forest Grove, Oregon. This includes excavation and construction of Envirolok vegetated bag retaining walls, including planting. This also entails stream diversion and in water work window, as well as culvert and manhole work.
VARIOUS PROJECTS – Proposal Manager & / or Proposal Writer 2008-2019 /$300K-$66B
US Army Corps of Engineers – Willamette Valley Projects Cougar Dam, Oregon
Oregon Department of Transportation
US 395: McKay Creek – Silvies Slough DB
Interstate 5 – Wilsonville - Hayesville Interchange DB
Interstate 5 – McKenzie River to Goshen DB
OR 43: Willamette River Bridge (Oregon City)
US 20: Sheep Creek Bridge Repair – Linn County
US 20: Pioneer Mountain – Eddyville – Lincoln County
Interstate 5 – Clark’s Branch to Tunnel Mill Race DB
US 26: Dennis L. Edwards Tunnel –Sunset Hwy
Clackamas County – Clackamas River at Springwater Road Bridge Replacement
Tri Met – Portland – Milwaukie Light Rail Project – CM/GC West Segment,
Rockwood / East 188th Avenue MAX Station Reconstruction CM/GC
City of Lake Oswego – Boones Ferry Road / Oakridge Road / Reese Road
SAFETY PROGRAM CONSULTANT, BOISE, ID 2017
Safety Consultant – Worked for and with Paige Mechanical Group, a full service mechanical contractor with >$13 M annual sales, refining and developing overall corporate safety program and training to implement program. Trained over 130 employees in variety of subject matter relevant to mechanical trades in commercial construction. Developed new PMG Safety Manual and supporting training materials.
EUGENE AIRPORT ADDITION & RENOVATION, EUGENE, OR 2015-2016
Safety Director – This $8 M project included a new escalator, new security upgrades, new baggage claim, additional space for waiting areas at gates and a wide variety of other upgrades performed by Essex Construction. Some of the work was done at night and during “non-peak” hours to minimize disruption to airport users. This project required stringent safety and security protocol.
BURGERVILLE, CORVALLIS, OR 2016
Safety Director – On this $900 K project Essex converted a previous Wendy’s restaurant into a Burgerville, incorporating reclaimed wood both inside and outside the restaurant. The 2,700 SF project included tenant infill.
BOATHOUSE, PORTLAND, OR 2015-2016
Safety Director – This $23 M 6 story, 133 luxury apartment complex along the Willamette River in Portland’s John’s Landing district included 2 buildings that house a 94 space parking garage. The project includes both indoor and outdoor amenity areas and is conveniently located close to downtown Portland.
GRAIN MILLERS CAMPUS 2017-2019
Scheduling Consultant – Produced initial Primavera compatible CPM construction schedule and then subsequent weekly and monthly updates throughout the project for this $40 M+, 360,000 SF warehouse / processing facility being constructed by Chambers Construction.
RIVER ROAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, EUGENE, OR 2016-2017
Scheduling Consultant – Produced initial Primavera compatible CPM construction schedule and then subsequent weekly and monthly updates throughout the project for the $21 M +, 62,000 SF state of the art school project constructed by Chambers Construction.
YOGI TEA MANUFACTURING PLANT, EUGENE, OR 2016-2017
Scheduling Consultant – Produced /refined initial Microsoft Project CPM construction schedule and then subsequent weekly and monthly updates throughout the project for the ~$17 M, 180,000 SF new manufacturing plant in West Eugene constructed by Chambers Construction.
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 $53 K and the second, $56 K, 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 - $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.
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 is one of Conde McCullough’s first arch bridges 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 micro silica overlay on the deck.
I-5: MCKENZIE RIVER TO GOSHEN DESIGN BUILD PROJECT, EUGENE, OR 2006 – 2009
Co-Proposal Manager / Co-Project Manager – Structures – This $62 M 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 p
PREVIOUS SELECT PROJECT EXPERIENCE
ATHLETIC CLUB OF BEND ACOB $ 7,650, 000
ALL-AMERICAN CANAL BRIDGE CAL-TRANS $ 2,373,496
DOG CREEK BRIDGE - I-5 CAL-TRANS $ 4,179,850
MONROE STREET BRIDGE CITY OF SPOKANE $11,500,897
WEST MCANDREWS O’CROSSING CITY OF MEDFORD $ 2,398,588
CHARNELTON PLACE KTBC INVESTORS $ 7,875,000
ANLAUF I/C ELKHEAD RD. I-5 ODOT $ 5,673,685
CENTRAL OREGON BRIDGES D/B ODOT $25,626,424
GREENWOOD DRIVE-VIDA HWY 126 ODOT $ 7,315,073
HWY 43 – OREGON CITY ARCH BRIDGE ODOT $10,656,748
I-5: INTERSTATE BRIDGE – NE OREGON ST. ODOT $23,334,212
LAKE HARRIET DAM PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC $ 1,581,169
NORTH UMPQUA FLUMES PACIFIC POWER & LIGHT $ 1,010,168
CLE ELUM TO TERRACE HEIGHTS WSDOT $ 1,464,420
KLICKITAT CREEK BRIDGES WSDOT $ 120,395
TRI-CITIES BRIDGES – YAKIMA WSDOT $ 7,560,000
Computer Software: Microsoft Word, Excel, Project, Power Point, Outlook, Viewpoint, P Vault,
Sure Track, Primavera, Phoenix, PlanSwift, BlueBeam
Proposal Management / Proposal Writing / Technical Writing
Estimating & Budgeting
Planning & CPM Scheduling
Building Successful Project Teams & Unique Projects
Project & Construction Management & Administration
Safety Programs, Manuals, Training, Management & Consulting
TNT CONSULTING, LCC, COTTAGE GROVE, OREGON – MANAGING MEMBER / OWNER
March 2015 - Present
ESSEX GENERAL CONSTRUCTION, INC, EUGENE, OREGON – SAFETY DIRECTOR
July 2015 – July 2018
WILDISH STANDARD PAVING CO, EUGENE, OREGON– PROPOSAL MANAGER & WRITER, PROJECT MANAGER, PROJECT ENGINEER, SUPERINTENDENT, ESTIMATOR, SAFETY
May 1996 – March 2015
PACIFIC CONSTRUCTION & DEVELOPMENT INC., EUGENE, OREGON – GENERAL SUPERVISOR
March, 1992 – April 1996
HAMILTON CONSTRUCTION CO, SPRINGFIELD, OREGON – CARPENTER, JOB OFFICE MANAGER, PROJECT ENGINEER, PROJECT MANAGER, SUPERINTENDENT, ESTIMATOR
May 1982 – March 1992
BART HESS CONSTRUCTION CO, PORTLAND, OREGON - CARPENTER
May 1979 – April 1982
ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE, BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, PORTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 1982
ASSORTED ENGINEERING COURSEWORK, PORTLAND & LANE COMM. COLLEGES 1982-89
JOURNEYMAN CARPENTER, WILLAMETTE TRAINING CENTER, 1985
USACE-Construction Quality Control Management for Contractors
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
APAO – Hot Mix Asphalt Construction; Hot Mix Asphalt Production Facilities
Pinnell & Busch – How to Avoid Claims; Scheduling
CALTRANS / WSDOT / IDOT-Dispute Resolution Board Training 2016-2018
DISPUTE RESOLUTION BOARD FOUNDATION – Administration & Practice / Chairing Workshop -2018
Turbo Leadership Training
CSI – Leadership U, Multiple years
CSI – Numerous seminars on contract management, specifications, management styles, construction management, dispute management, construction documents, safety
Maintenance Project Manager, ODOT (541) 404-0020
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
Project Manager, David Evans & Associates (503) 302-8132
Project Manager, Oregon Department of Transportation (541) 744-8076
Transportation Marketing Segment Leader, David Evans & Associates (503) 223-6663