Dirk serves as the Director of Development and Construction. In that role, he is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the construction and development activities for commercial and multifamily housing projects for Pensam. His responsibilities include: budgeting, scheduling, construction & design coordination, permitting, and entitlement. Having a diverse background in various construction types and products, along with experience in estimating, purchasing, and field operations; Dirk provides the resources required to deliver successful projects from concept to completion.
Before joining Pensam, Dirk served as the Vice President of Construction, in a similar capacity, for a regional commercial and residential developer with a portfolio of over 5 million square feet of real estate, and approaching $1 billion in total volume. Prior to his multifamily tenure, he operated a Florida-based construction firm that specialized in commercial tenant improvements for several national branded clients. He started his career with a national home builder in the estimating and purchasing department. After several years in the office he transitioned to field operations, then project management, and eventually becoming responsible for over $85 million worth of residential construction annually.
A graduate of Purdue University, Dirk holds both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Construction Management. He has held his Certified General Contractor license for the State of Florida for the past 11 years and is actively involved in the NAHB, Florida Home Builders Association, and maintains involvement with his alma mater in furthering the development of curriculum for professional constructors.