Rory Woolsey, MBA, CEP
Rory Woolsey has worked in Management and Engineering in the construction industry for 40 years, starting as a construction laborer and superintendent in Billings, Montana, in 1972.
He has since held positions as a draftsman, testing laboratory manager, field engineer, project manager, MIS manager, estimator, senior editor, designer, structural engineer, adjunct professor, general contractor and most recently as a senior owner’s representative for many large public agencies.
Mr. Woolsey has also held positions with some of the leaders in the construction industry, such as Bechtel, H.J. Kaiser Constructors, RS Means Company and The Gordian Group. For 20 years he was the lead estimator and president of The Wool-Zee Company, Inc. working for Architects, Engineers and Facility Manager’s to accurately budget their construction projects at all stages of design.
Mr. Woolsey has a passion for teaching and has facilitated over 8,000 classroom hours of instruction nationally to architects, engineers, contractors, and facility managers on topics of budgetary construction estimating. He is credited with creating a Scope of Work course for construction estimators.
He is known nationally for his expertise in construction cost estimating. He is a Certified Estimating Professional (CEP) through AACE International. Rory has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil/ Structural Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration with an emphasis in construction project management.
Rory Woolsey has been married for 38 years and is proud of his four successful children and 6 beautiful grandkids. He has lived in Bellingham, Washington since 1989.