A Story of Lifelong Learning and Business Success in AEC

A Story of Lifelong Learning and Business Success in AEC

A Story of Lifelong Learning and Business Success in AEC

In this episode of AEC Trailblazers: The Founders Files, we meet industry veteran Steve Dell’Orto. Steve’s journey is nothing short of inspiring. He rose from intern to lead one of the largest US general contractors, averaging $5-6 billion annually! Now, he’s a successful investor and entrepreneur in the ConTech scene.

Steve shares invaluable insights on career development and business acumen. He emphasizes lifelong learning over simply climbing the corporate ladder. He recounts his transition from the corporate world to the world of venture capital, where his expertise guides investment decisions. Steve focuses on startups solving real problems in the AEC industry with scalable solutions and visionary leadership.

He also discusses his involvement with the “Build by Builders Network,” a group of industry veterans aiming to make a significant impact. This network emphasizes customer focus, utilizing a customer advisory board to gather feedback before development begins. Steve believes the most successful companies pay close attention to industry trends and deliver intuitive, user-friendly solutions – think Apple for construction!

Finally, Steve dives into ConCntric, the preconstruction platform that he co-founded and leads. Recognizing the fragmented nature of preconstruction, ConCntric unifies data, people, and processes to transform the industry.

Listen to this episode for exclusive insights you won’t find anywhere else. Steve’s experience and vision are pure gold for anyone in AEC.


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Steve Dell'Orto
Founder & CEO of ConCntric

Steve Dell’Orto is the founder and CEO of ConCntric, a preconstruction platform that is transforming the fractured preconstruction environment by unifying data, people and processes. ConCntric acts as a single source of truth for all preconstruction stakeholders by providing a dynamic view of the project that ensures a certainty of outcome.
As a 26-year construction industry veteran who has lived and breathed the world of delivering preconstruction projects, Steve is uniquely positioned to bring digital transformation to the industry. Steve is the former Executive Officer of one of the largest privately-owned, domestic general contractors in the U.S. with revenues averaging $5-6 billion annually.
As the Executive Officer, Steve led the major expansion of his former company’s Western Region including the Northern California and Pacific Northwest division achieving 10x growth and increasing margins by over 40% through a committed focus on selective work acquisition and a more comprehensive preconstruction process. Some of the notable projects completed under Steve’s leadership include the: Golden State Warriors Arena and Development, Salesforce Tower, Facebook’s San Francisco Park Tower, Seattle Convention Center Expansion, Manchester Grand Hyatt, LA County Museum of Art Expansion and the LA Live Development among many others.
Steve is committed to leveraging his 30 years in the industry to advance the level of innovation and technological advancement in the real estate and construction sector. In addition to the change he is driving through ConCntric, Steve is an investor and venture partner in several construction-tech focused venture capital funds including Builders VC and Argonautic Ventures. Steve is also an Advisor to eight emerging construction-tech focused startups bringing a wide range of solutions in areas such as autonomy, fintech, work acquisition, change order communication, project communication, marketplaces and artificial intelligence.
Since launching ConCntric in 2021, Steve has built a dynamic global team and secured support from strategic and notable investors. Steve and his team are on a mission to make the built world more affordable, predictable and sustainable, and are uniquely positioned to transform the future for the construction and real estate industry.

Steve is married with 2 daughters, one about to go to college, and has 1 dog.

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Valentin Noves
CEO at e-verse

A versatile leader with broad exposure to projects and procedures and an in-depth understanding of technology services and product development. He has a tremendous passion for working in teams driven to provide remarkable software development services that disrupt the status quo. He is a creative problem solver who is equally comfortable rolling up his sleeves or leading teams with a make-it-happen attitude.

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Samuel Barcenas
BIM Consultant Founder of AVES

A highly motivated and experienced architect with a proven track record of success in designing and delivering innovative and sustainable buildings. He is also a BIM expert with a deep understanding of how to use technology to improve the efficiency and quality of the design and construction process.


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