Dennis Vennen joined Brinshore Development in April 2016 as Vice President – Construction Management, expanding our CM capabilities to include complete CM services for our projects. Dennis’s role includes concept budgeting and scheduling, constructability reviews, establishment of project scope, contractor selection, and other preconstruction services, and he will actively participate in the design and construction of our larger projects.
Dennis has over 40 years of construction experience, including 20 years as a successful design-build general contractor in Hawaii, 15 years of experience as the owner/manager of a Chicago area construction management firm specializing in design-build mixed use projects in Chicago, and corporate experience with national and international construction management firms, including Dillingham Corporation, Morrison-Knudsen Corporation, Epstein International, and Arcadis North America. His project experience includes high-rise, mixed-use, commercial buildings, hotels and resorts, military housing, historical restoration, medical, utility, technology, and infrastructure projects.
Dennis’s industry involvement has included the formation of the Hawaii Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors, along with its registered apprenticeship training program and training trust. He was also an apprenticeship trainer, and has conducted seminars on construction management, accounting, supervisory training, and CPM scheduling. He has worked as a scheduling consultant, and has been engaged as an expert witness and arbitrator in construction cases involving contractor performance, fraud, safety, and construction claims.
Dennis has a BBA in business administration from the University of Michigan, and an MBA in management from Wayne State University. He also graduated from the U. S. Navy Officer Candidate School and U. S. Navy Salvage School. He served as a diving and salvage officer in the U. S. Navy during the Vietnam conflict.