Our Team

Ross Blanchard

Lead Estimator, Steel Group

A graduate of Louisiana State University’s Construction Management program, Ross has nearly 15 years in the construction industry, all at Woodward! He joined the firm in 2007 working in our Warehouse and has since exceled to be Woodward Steel Group’s Lead Estimator. Ross is responsible for analyzing new opportunities, evaluating bid scopes, providing value engineering recommendations and competitive pricing on scopes such as Structural Steel, Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings, and Miscellaneous Sheetmetal. Ross says, “Steel construction is often one of the most dramatic visual experiences for builders and non-builders alike. Large equipment putting large components in place and the building takes shape. It’s rewarding to be a part of that particular process on any project.”

Notable projects for Ross include Thibodaux Regional’s Cancer Center for Donahue-Favret. This 89,000 square foot four-story structure required approximately 1,250 tons of steel. Also, Laitram’s ASRS Warehouse, this project successfully executed the color schemed wall panels on the exterior, as well as, coordinated with the atypical building structure that was the Schafer rack system. “Something about our ability to successfully execute hybrid steel building packages makes us unique.”