Dave Schelling has been employed by J.S. Held, LLC since 2018 and is based out of the Temecula, California office.
Dave has over 20 years of experience working in the commercial and residential construction/building industry. Dave started as a rough carpentry laborer. After working up to a construction superintendent, he was progressively promoted to higher managerial positions, providing him with a comprehensive understanding of different roles in the industry. As a senior project manager, he managed numerous projects with a wide scope of work, including large hotel brand and high-end hotel conversions, as well as complete renovations to lobby, ballroom, restaurants, back-of-house, public areas, ADA upgrades, and guest rooms.
Prior to joining the J.S. Held West Coast team, Dave was the Senior Estimator/Purchasing Agent for a large, high-end custom home developer and builder in the Southern California area. He was responsible for the coordination and construction of several highly-specialized custom homes with budgets from $2 million to $25 million. He coordinated all subcontractors to ensure high-quality work completed per code. He utilized project management skills to ensure project remained on schedule and within budget constraints.
Since joining the West Coast team, Dave has been tasked with numerous consulting responsibilities such as assessing, estimating, monitoring, and auditing collapse, fire, water, and flood damage claims of various sizes throughout the United States.