Monday, March 14, 2022

People on the Move: Chris Ross and Bobby Bass

Chris Ross and Bobby Bass have each been promoted to Director of Preconstruction in the Southwest office. As Directors of Preconstruction, Chris and Bobby lead EMJ’s preconstruction efforts, which include the budgeting, bidding, and buyout of a construction project.

They provide oversight and leadership to the preconstruction team as they analyze project documents, determine the overall estimated cost of a project, and add value through proposing alternate construction techniques.

Chris and Bobby are involved with projects throughout both the preconstruction and construction phases to ensure a seamless experience and quality outcome for clients.

Chris has nine years of construction experience—six of those being with EMJ. Prior to joining EMJ, Chris worked as an estimator for Drees Homes who ranked as the 18th largest privately-owned home builder in the country. Notable projects Chris recently worked on as a Senior Preconstruction Manager at EMJ include The Market at Pebble Hills, Alamo Drafthouse, and Jefferson Silva High school.

Bobby has been with EMJ for almost 12 years. His first several years were spent in operations as a Project Manager. As a Preconstruction Manager, Bobby has been a key team player in our H-E-B program, as well as an integral part in building our Public Storage program—with over six Public Storage locations on his project resume.

“Chris and Bobby are great leaders and team players. I’ve watched them both grow with EMJ for the past several years. I am excited to see them continue to thrive as they lead their respective sectors for our Preconstruction Department,” says Keith Starkes, Vice President of Preconstruction for EMJ’s Southwest office.

Congratulations, Chris and Bobby, on your well-deserved promotions!