“One of my early mentors in Phoenix told me always to treat people well and they in turn will treat you well. I say, ‘helping others will also help you.”



Isam Ghandour has a diverse background of all aspects of the building industry, including architecture, civil engineering and construction. He began his career by earning his Bachelor of Science degree in architecture engineering from the University of Khartoum in Sudan. He worked as an architect for one year before moving to the US and earning his master’s degree in civil engineering/construction management from Bradley University in Peoria, Ill. He interned with the Illinois Department of Transportation, working on a surveying crew. He moved to Arizona in 1997 and got a position as a project manager with Mardian Contractors for almost five years. Isam joined the Willmeng Construction team in 2002 as a Project Manager/Estimator.

His knowledge of the design process and his impressive project résumé make him a great asset to the team at Willmeng Construction. He has led the preconstruction and estimating efforts on numerous projects including Design-Bid-Build, CM@Risk ADM and design/build. The breadth of his experience includes office, industrial, retail, and tenant improvement projects to name a few.

Isam is a Certified Professional Estimator (CPE), Certified Professional Constructor (CPC) and Certified Construction Documents Technologist (CDT), is a member of the American Society of Professional Estimators, American Institute of Constructors, Sigma Lambda Chi and Chi Epsilon.

Isam is a huge soccer fan. He says he prefers to watch it, but adds that away from the office he enjoys kicking the ball around occasionally. He also enjoys traveling with his wife and children.

Years at Willmeng
Chess championships
Day as Willmeng Interim President
Countries visited

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