Phalcon USA 

Julie Blum

“Challenges are what makes life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful”.
Vice President of Estimating

Responsibilities: Julie's role includes selecting prospective projects, supervising the estimator team, finalizing bids, and developing proposals for high voltage utility and commercial electrical work. Her range of capabilities includes design/build, conceptual budgeting, value engineering, and bid/build.

Experience: Julie began her tenure as an estimator at McPhee in 1999. Since joining the company, she has broadened her competencies to include high voltage, wireless, and telecommunications. Julie graduated from the University of Rochester with dual degrees in Statistics and Psychology. Her previous experience included 12 years of commercial estimating in the Rochester, NY construction market.

Notable projects: UConn Rentschler Field Stadium; UI Singer Substation; Cross Sound Cable HVDC Converter Station; the Downstream Casino & Hotel in Quapaw, OK; and the Plainfield Renewable Energy Center.

Pride: Julie is most proud of being able to contribute to the broad spectrum of diverse project types performed by McPhee. She states, “Working at McPhee continues to be a rewarding experience. There are always new opportunities ahead and challenges to tackle.”

Free time: Julie enjoys spending time with her family, and participating in outdoor recreation of all types. She loves cooking huge meals with plenty of wine and friends, and also has a keen interest in the local community and donates her time to many area initiatives.