Senior Superintendent, Waterproofing & Caulking
As an 18-year veteran of Chamberlin, Pete Klein has executed millions of dollars worth of waterproofing work over the years. One of his proudest accomplishments is his team’s nationally recognized building envelope restoration of Dallas County Community College District’s North Lake College. It won Associated Builders and Contractor’s 2007 National Excellence in Construction Award for a renovation project under $2,000,000. Here’s a little bit about the guy who brought home the eagle.
Pete Began working at Chamberlin in Dallas in 1988. He moved from North Dakota two years prior to find consistent work after the oil boom died out. In Dallas he found a growing economy and steady work. Being a “jack of all trades,” Pete started his career at Chamberlin as a roofing laborer and worked his way up to superintendent. Several years later he was moved to the waterproofing department where he continues to supervise projects.
“If I had to choose one word to describe Pete,” said project manager Bryan Payne, “it would be thorough. He is always prepared to begin a project.” This thorough attitude shone through on the national award winning North Lake College project. In addition to supervising each portion of the project, at the end of each work day Pete personally checked every possible opening into the building and temporarily sealed them as required to prevent water damage during the course of work. This type of attention to detail was the key to the project’s success.
“I believe that our reputation is re-established with each project we do, and the type of prompt, productive, quality service we give our clients,” Pete said. “That’s what I strive for.”
Pete is able to think outside the box for safe, cost effective solutions. “He does whatever it takes to complete projects on time regardless of personal sacrifices, and that doesn’t go unnoticed,” Payne commented.
Outside the Office…
When Pete is not hanging from a swing stage or holding weekly safety and quality meetings with his crews, he enjoys playing softball, fishing, hunting and spending time with his wife, Carmen, and their two-year old daughter, Giselle. He is also quite the handy-man and usually has some project in progress around the house.