Estimating Success

Long time AE Smith employee, Serge Kraskov knows collaborative team work and years of expertise is the secret to the success of the Victoria Construction Estimating team

16 Jan 2013
 

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Pic: (R to L) Serge Kraskov, Sue Montebello, Rory Long, Michael Dimech

We understand the value of creating positive working relationships and relish the variety of work that sees our estimating team collaborate with internal and external customers to achieve joint goals

Recently appointed as the Sales & Estimating Manager, Serge now leads a four person team that boasts a combined experience with AE Smith of over 35 years.

“Our Estimating team has an amazing amount of varied experience and we’ve been focusing on how we can use this to initiate better systems for tendering and communicating with our internal teams as well as builders, customers and contractors,” says Serge.

Starting out at AE Smith 12 years ago as a trainee draftsperson, Serge has also worked as a Project Manager before being promoted to the new Sales & Estimating management role.

His team includes Sue Montebello, an estimator at AE Smith for over 15 years; Rory Long who joined the team from Ireland five years ago and Michael Dimech, a qualified mechanical plumber and former Project Manager.

“We all share a loyalty to AE Smith because we really appreciate the company’s culture,” adds Serge.

“We understand the value of creating positive working relationships and relish the variety of work that sees our estimating team collaborate with internal and external customers to achieve joint goals,” he says.