Vice President, Preconstruction Services
Accurately predicting construction outcomes is an art – and while Andy Lock would not exactly describe himself as an artist, he works deligently to bring all the components of a project together forming a comprehensive perspective.
He and his team protect client vision and budget while forecasting the cost and construction timeline for intricate architectural details against a “must have” move-in date, all while balancing Wilhelm’s competitive preconstruction, self-perform and prefabrication advantages. What results is an upfront reliable overview of the entire project process that gives clients and designers confidence in a successful delivery from start to finish.
Degrees in both Civil Engineering Technology and Construction Technology from Purdue University, along with a tenure in the U.S. National Guard helped prepare Andy for his current role as Vice President of Preconstruction for Wilhelm. His career with Wilhelm began in 1999 where he completed several projects in the field, and went on to develop and demonstrate expertise as chief estimator on a variety of projects for Eli Lilly, Abbot Labs, Dow AgroSciences, Cummins, Purdue University, Indiana University, and IU Heath.
Engaging a talented team and the latest technology, Andy directs all preconstruction activities. He collaborates directly with clients, designers, developers, subcontractors, and industry peers, and provides mentoring and leadership to personnel. Andy is connected to projects at all stages of design and construction, and reviews all estimates for best practices in constructability, efficiency, and sustainability.
In Andy's Words
“What distinguishes Wilhelm from our peers is our people, projects, and processes. The right mix and application of these elements, coupled with early and effective engagement leads to some of the best work in the business.”