After 22 years as a general engineering contractor and 12 years at The Moote Group providing consulting services to the land development industry Steve has launched DIRTONU, Inc. to focus his diverse expertise on litigation support and expert witness services. Steve has a perspective on general engineering contracting unmatched by opposing experts in the field having been involved in the bidding of over 2,000 projects since 1978 and managing over 300 of those projects in the mass grading and site development arena as a principal owner of the firm.
After spending 22 years in general engineering contracting Steve spent twelve years as a consultant providing services that included cost estimating and presentation of land development pro formas for landowners and builders; construction oversight services for massive grading projects; served as the Senior Project Manager of several large land development projects in southern California including the 1,097-acre Playa Vista development, the Starfield Sycamore Creek project in Riverside, The Campus in El Segundo by Thomas Partners and Boeing Realty’s Seal Beach Gateway project; and, provided expert witness services in excess of 300 matters.
During the past 10 years Steve has been deposed on 43 occasions as an expert witness and appeared in 21 trials. In early 2012 Steve sat on an Expert’s Panel and presented his opinion on standard of care of an underground contractor and inspector on a five mile long 42″ sewer line that had failed.