Bill Santoro possesses more than 30 years of construction experience in his role as Chief Estimator, with 25 years at Sigma Contracting.
He has worked in various capacities including Field Supervision, Project Management and Estimating. Prior to joining the Sigma team Bill was owner of a concrete company. As a previous small business owner, he gained valuable experience that allows him a fuller understanding of business management and cost controls. This is valuable when contributing on biddability and constructability reviews.
Bill has applied this experience to his years at Sigma in both Project Management and Estimating. With his breadth of experience and various roles within the industry, Bill has a comprehensive understanding of the needs and intents of Sigma clients.
Bill possesses a great work ethic and diligence when reviewing documents uncovering any missing information or details, conflicts between the drawings and specifications, or any needed clarifications. He has a strong reputation for being fair and honest with subcontractors, which often leads to preferred pricing from that industry.
Bill was born in Sacramento, Calif., then moved numerous times as the child of a father in the military.
He is active with the American Society of Certified Professional Estimators. He received Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Nebraska. He also has completed numerous courses at the Construction Estimating Institute.
When he’s not reviewing documents, Bill enjoys traveling and taking part in family activities. Bill is also a numismatist, which means he collects coins.
The professional accomplishment of which he is most proud is when projects come in under budget and ahead of schedule.
The best business advice he has been given: “Before starting a construction project, always have a solid understanding of the client’s expectations.”
The best business advice Bill has to share: “The understanding that if you see any issue or problem on a project, know that the client will see it as well.”
That’s the voice of experience talking.