Dave A. Barksdale started off the new year as Fontaine's Director of Preconstruction Services. Barksdale will be involved in all stages of our firm’s Construction Manager at Risk projects. His responsibilities will include overseeing the estimating, scheduling, phasing, and procurement of Fontaine’s CM at Risk portfolio of work.
In this role Barksdale will be working side by side with David Fontaine Jr. and Fontaine’s project teams to further develop, strengthen, and bring constant improvement to our company’s operations as a construction manager.
Barksdale comes to Fontaine from Shawmut Design & Construction where he was part of the leadership group and responsible for overseeing the preconstruction process on many successful public and private projects. His recent work includes projects such as the $141 million Billerica Memorial High School, the 19 Story Manning Apartments Project, and the $85 million Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Barksdale’s construction career began in the field as a laborer during college moving on to become a foreman, superintendent and project manager, eventually serving as VP and Chief Estimator for a general contractor for 10 years. Barksdale also spent several years with Aquadro & Cerruti where he formed strong working relationships with many local subcontractors who also share a history with Fontaine.