Over the past few months, we have worked with an exciting new client, Fourie Consultants. Fourie Consultants is led by industry leader, Rick Fourie, who began his construction career in 1993. In 1998 he was recruited and trained under Steward Donnell and Athol Joffe as a quantity surveyor/cost consultant collaborating with some of the world's most recognized architects on signature performing and visual arts facilities. While leading the hard bid and negotiation efforts for a large international CMGC firm, he realized a better way to deliver construction cost management services and founded Fourie Consultants in 2018.
During his career, Mr. Fourie worked on hundreds of projects totalling over $20 billion in estimated costs. He has worked on projects in more than 40 US States, ten countries on four continents.
For the past 15 years, all the projects that Mr. Fourie worked on, as either Director of Pre-construction or Senior Consultant, has bid within 1.5% of the estimated cost with no post bid cost reduction needed.
Rick received his construction education in the Master of International Construction Management Program at the M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management at the University of Florida. He also holds the CCM designation from the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), the gold standard for any Construction Management professional.
Every project that he works on is unique and presents its challenges and thus opportunities – Rick's passion is to recognize these challenges early and to work with the design/construction team to find the best solution for a better project.
Our team has been working with Rick for the past few months on his company's SEO. In the beginning, we worked through all of their on-page issues, resolved them, and are now in the process of our on-going link-building campaign. Rick has been a pleasure to work with, and we're excited to keep watching his website move up the SERP.