Ian Harrell started his career as an estimator nearly 6 years ago in 2015. Joining the EGR team right out of college, Ian came eager to learn with a solid foundation of industry knowledge. Ian has had numerous big wins over the last several years and continues to bring in exciting new jobs for the team each week.
How’d you get your start? What did you do before?
I enjoyed and excelled at woodworking in high school. I continued my education in the Pitt State Wood Tech program. I was luckily given a chance to Estimate here at EGR after graduating college.
Describe your day-to-day role as an estimator:
As an estimator, I evaluate project drawings and provide pricing to manufacture casework/millwork for that particular project. I do my best to communicate with the clients or owners to translate design intent into real world applications.
What has been your favorite project to date? Why?
OU Medical ABT. It is one of the largest projects I’ve been involved with and is still on-going but seeing some of the finished product is very gratifying.
What is your biggest challenge on any given job?
To achieve accurate and competitive pricing to have a successful project for everyone involved.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
Disc golf, basketball, gaming with the boys.
What’s the most gratifying part of the job?
Seeing project drawings come to life. The teamwork and logistics it takes to accomplish what we do is amazing to see.
Favorite vacation spot:
Pomme De Terre Lake in Missouri
Favorite restaurant in OKC:
Qdoba, by default?
El Rojo Jefe
What’s your party trick?
Always the best dressed at themed dinner parties.
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
Learn to speak other languages fluently
If you could meet anyone, dead or alive, who would you meet? Why?
Luke Skywalker, he is the greatest.
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