Qualifications of Key Gantry Personnel
Mr. Raymond E. Bluff IV-President, Gantry Constructors, Inc.
Mr. Raymond Bluff, Co-founder of Gantry Constructors, Inc., is an accomplished senior project and construction manager with over 31 years of experience encompassing a full spectrum of corporate management and field experience on both large and small civil projects. This experience includes project estimating, management, and construction of projects involving water and wastewater treatment plants, pumping plants, water transmission and distribution systems, sewage interceptor and collection lines, jacking and boring canals and drainage systems, electrical distribution and switchyards, instrumentation and control systems, fire protection systems, emergency water and sewer pipeline bypass and repairs, and dam repairs. Additional specialized experience includes helicopter construction work and operations, drilling, blasting and rock excavation techniques. Mr. Bluff is the qualifying party for Gantry’s Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Nevada State General Engineering Contractors Licenses.
Management Experience – Mr. Bluff’s duties include management interface and coordination, budgeting, project scope selection, estimating, subcontractor selection and oversight, as well as accountable for project status, completion, and customer satisfaction. He has performed project scheduling (Critical Path Method) implementation and oversight on multiple projects and has fostered company safety programs and equipment scheduling and maintenance programs. He handles employee and organized labor relations, subcontractor and vendor relations, including dispute resolution, as well as construction claim avoidance and negotiations. Mr. Bluff currently serves as a voting member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, (ASME) Safety Codes and Standards B30 Main Committee, which is responsible for the maintenance and development of safety codes and standards for cableways, cranes, derricks, hoists, hooks, jacks, and slings. Additionally, he is the Chairman of the ASME B30.12 Rotorcraft Standards Subcommittee. Mr. Bluff has, and continues to attend, numerous trade-related classes and seminars relative to maintaining up-to-date practices and policies related to the construction industry.
Field Experience – Mr. Bluff began his career as a heavy equipment operator in Southern California working on heavy civil projects. His experience included promotions to field foreman, superintendent, project manager, and finally Vice President of a 30 million dollar per year construction company. Mr. Bluff has personally completed numerous multi-million dollar projects in the capacity of project manager including a 3.5 million dollar water conveyance and aqueduct project in Southern California that was the recipient of the 1995 American Society of Professional Engineers “Project of the Year” award for the state of California in 1995.
A significant number of the Public Works Projects led by Mr. Bluff have been successfully completed for the following agencies: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of Agriculture, National Park Service and Soil Conservation Service, Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, the U.S. Army,. U.S. Department of Justice, and Federal Bureau of Prisons. Additional agencies include the State of Arizona, the State of California, the State of New Mexico, and the State of Nevada. Sovereign Governments include the Navajo Nation, the Hopi Nation, the Havasupai Tribe, and the Hualapai Nation.
Guy W. Bluff, Esq. – Secretary, Gantry Constructors, Inc.
Guy Bluff, Co-founder of Gantry Constructors, Inc., has more than 25 years experience in the heavy civil construction industry, including Secretary for Gantry since it’s inception. As a successful practicing attorney with his own Phoenix, Arizona based law firm, Mr. Bluff specializes in construction law, engineering and surety law, Government / Public Works contract law as well as general business law. As a prolific speaker and author, Mr. Bluff has appeared before more than 50 different courts and tribunals throughout the western states and Washington D.C. Additionally, Mr. Bluff teaches between four to six seminars per year on construction and law related topics.
Management Experience – Mr. Bluff received his B.S. – Civil Engineering from Northern Arizona University in 1980 and his Law Degree from the University of Arizona School of Law in 1986. Mr. Bluff has acted as a court-appointed trial judge pro tem, settlement judge pro tem, and arbitrator in over fifty cases for the Maricopa, Pima, and Yavapai County Superior Courts. Mr. Bluff acts as an arbitrator / mediator / or settlement conference judge pro tem in approximately eight to ten cases per year. Mr. Bluff has been admitted as a member in good standing to the following Courts: Arizona Supreme Court, California Supreme Court, Colorado Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of the Southern District of California, U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Nevada, U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico.
Field Experience – From 1970 to 1984, Mr. Bluff was directly involved in the heavy civil construction industry beginning his career as a laborer, advancing to heavy equipment operator, foreman, and finally project engineer. Mr. Bluff’s work on numerous multi-million dollar projects has provided him with a wide range of practical field experience that provides him with the ability to make sound business decisions and recommendations to Gantry Constructors, Inc.