Golf course developer and construction company Landscapes Unlimited promoted Judd Chatelain to senior construction estimator.
A 22-year Landscapes Unlimited veteran, Chatelain is widely regarded as one of the golf industry’s more experienced and respected project estimators. In working closely with golf course architects, vendors, property owners and Landscapes Unlimited field managers, he constructs budgets and workflows for high-quality builds and renovations of golf courses, country clubs, resorts and communities, as well as sports fields.
“Internal collaboration between our estimators and regional field teams builds tight-knit relationships and breeds outstanding execution,” Landscapes Unlimited chief development officer Jake Riekstins said. “And in a business where impeccable communication helps us manage within tight margins of error, Judd’s leadership and involvement shine time and again.”
Scheduling the economics of public and private projects from $20,000 to $20 million, Chatelain weighs in on myriad aspects of the company’s project management framework, including activity and resource planning, organizing and motivating project teams, monitoring time management and progress, cost estimating and budget development, analyzing and managing project risk, and ultimately realizing client satisfaction.
“Without detailed roadmaps, budget development and project look-ins by our estimating core, our field teams would have to rely on gut feel during the execution phase, which would’ve been arduous given weather volatility and supply chain challenges nowadays” Chatelain said. “The involvement of our estimating team from project inception through close-out lends stability and reliability to precise execution and Landscapes Unlimited’s ecosystem as a whole.
“What also makes me proud are the relationships cultivated with our construction superintendents and suppliers who help to manage costs, increase efficiencies and overall quality — all key to exceeding client expectations.”
Much of Chatelain’s immersion is on the west coast where he is integral to the success of projects at Rancho Santa Fe Country Club, San Luis Obispo County Club, The Reserve Club, The Vintage Club — all located in California — and Red Rocks Country Club in Colorado. He also played a key forecasting and facilitation role in Landscapes Unlimited’s work for the City of San Diego around its Torrey Pines South Course for the 2021 U.S. Open.
Outside of work, Chatelain is heavily involved in civic projects and coaches youth sports teams in and around Lincoln, Nebraska.