dck pacific construction Names Senior Vice President & General Manager | Business
dck pacific construction, LLC, a dck worldwide company, announced that Eric Tessem has been hired as the Senior Vice President and General Manager to lead the Honolulu office. Tessem has more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry and will carry on dck pacific’s tradition of providing innovative building solutions.
For over 22 years, Eric was the President of Construction Associates, Inc., which he founded in 1981 and grew to 165 employees with annual revenues of more than $65 million. Since 2003 Eric has been with Ledcor Construction, working initially as Branch Manager in Seattle, and in 2005, moving to Hawaii to become its Vice President of Operations.
“I am honored to lead dck’s Honolulu office with its award-winning team of professionals and am looking forward to helping expand dck’s business in Hawaii,” Tessem said. “Our clients can expect to continue receiving nothing but the best in quality craftsmanship and construction expertise.”
“Eric knows Hawaii and how to effectively conduct business in the Islands,” said Gerry Majkut, dck worldwide Executive Vice President of Operations and former Senior Vice President and General Manager of the company’s Pacific operation. “Eric is an excellent, hands-on leader who has successfully built new relationships with the major construction unions in Hawaii, developed local hiring practices and implemented safety programs. We welcome him to the dck organization.”
Under Tessem’s leadership, Ledcor’s Hawaii branch grew tenfold from 2005 to today. He was responsible for the operation’s P&L (profit and loss) and helped maintain and grow the business. His Hawaii projects have included work in the hospitality, retail and federal sectors.
Tessem earned his B.S. in construction management from Washington State University. He is a member of various local organizations, including the General Contractors Association (he sits on several committees), the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), and the Urban Land Institute (ULI).
dck pacific construction, a dck worldwide company, is one of Hawaii’s largest full-service general contractors, serving the Islands since 1939. The company’s award-winning portfolio features many of the most prominent retail, hospitality, health care and military projects in the Pacific Rim. dck pacific construction’s parent company is dck worldwide, LLC, a global construction company specializing in developing, managing and building highly complex projects. As construction leaders for the last 88 years, dck worldwide provides design-build, program management, construction management and general construction services to corporations, developers and government entities. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, dck worldwide operates in North America, Guam, the Pacific Rim, the Caribbean and the Middle East.
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