William M. Wurzbach, Jr., P.E.
In his 28 years of professional experience, Mr. Wurzbach has held positions as mechanical engineer, production engineer, construction estimator, project manager, workout consultant, president and CEO. Mr. Wurzbach is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas. His experience in commercial construction includes numerous facility types, a variety of owner types and diverse project sizes with projects located throughout the United States, Mexico, South America and the Caribbean.
October 2008 – Present
CFC Engineering provides construction management and forensic consulting to owners, contractors, subcontractors, attorneys and sureties. CFC Consultants provide consulting assistance to sureties involved with construction disputes and defaults. CFC Consultants also represent and provide expertise to owners wishing to build new facilities or renovate existing facilities. As a third party independent expert, Mr. Wurzbach will work with owners, general contractors and subcontractors to help resolve construction or payment disputes. In the event that litigation is necessary, Mr. Wurzbach provides forensic research and expert testimony to assist attorneys with their case.
May 1995 to October 2008
President and cofounder of FAS Construction Management, Inc. FAS employs approximately 30 fulltime employees and manages more than 500 contract consultants located throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and South America. Mr. Wurzbach developed the original policies and procedures for all operations, both domestic and international creating what has become to be known as Construction Risk Management (CRM). CRM involves the review and evaluation of the construction and contract documents, monitoring of the construction phase and funds disbursement/funds reconciliation of the construction loan proceeds. As president, responsibilities also included business development, client relationships, quality control, employee education, employee benefits, accounting and legal/litigation issues.
The types of services provided by FAS include project management, construction management and construction risk management services to Owners, Developers, REITS, non-bank Lenders; National, Regional and Community banks. FAS geographical reach is throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America and the Caribbean. The company is involved in approximately 500 construction projects per year. Projects range in size from $100,000 to over $100,000,000. Facility types include industrial, education, retail, multifamily, hospitality, healthcare, resorts, residential developments, food service, shopping centers, sports facilities and religious.
In June 2006, negotiated the sale of 50% of FAS Construction Management to outside investors. Mr. Wurzbach took on the additional role of CEO and member of the Board of Directors. This transaction included the purchase of a 50,000 square foot building. With the oversight of Mr. Wurzbach, this older building was total gutted and refurbished into new office space for FAS and other tenants. Approximately 15,000 square feet was leased to MDI, Inc.
In October 2007, negotiated the sale of FAS to MDI, Inc. a publicly owned company. At the request of MDI, Mr. Wurzbach was retained as President of FAS Construction Management. During the next twelve months, Mr. Wurzbach led FAS to its best year in revenue and profit in the history of FAS. Mr. Wurzbach resigned in October 2008 to start CFC Engineering, LLC.
April 1991 to May 1995
Started the San Antonio office of a nationwide forensic consulting firm specializing in investigation and completion of construction projects taken over by bonding companies. Involved in all aspects of construction including contract review, contract negotiations, plan and specification review, estimating, construction investigation for quality and quantity, evaluation of project completion status and construction oversight. Additional responsibilities included determination and cause of problems leading to default of the contractor. Conduct negotiations with owners, general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers for completion of the project and re-bid project as necessary. As part of the re-bid process, it was necessary to prepare bid documents, conduct pre-bid meetings, answer contractor questions, evaluate bid information and make recommendation for hiring completion contractor. And finally, negotiate and award contract, observe and monitor the successful completion of the project. Projects were located throughout the United States, ranging in size from $500,000 to $30,000,000+. Project type included utilities, street and drainage, office, retail, food service, hotel, condominiums and multifamily apartments.
November 1983 to April 1991
D.E.W. specializes in government and commercial construction. In addition to the customary general construction scope of work, D.E.W. self performed the electrical, plumbing, mechanical, concrete, rough carpentry and structural steel phases of the construction contracts. Initial responsibilities involved management of the Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing divisions of the company and eventually elected President of the MEP subsidiary of D.E.W. In later years, responsibilities increased to include the development and management of all construction schedules using CPM computer technology, managing the work force of over 150 employees, negotiating contracts with owners, subcontractors and suppliers and procuring labor and materials for all commercial construction projects. Construction projects were built for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, state agencies and school districts. Project types included industrial, office buildings, aircraft hangers, large scale dining facilities, retail grocery, education facilities and high security military headquarters.
December 1980 to November 1983
Initially reported to the Mechanical Engineering department responsible for maintaining oil & gas handling equipment and facilities throughout the southeastern United States. Also held position as Production Engineer responsible for several hundred producing wells. Worked on several special assignments involving building pipelines, oil & gas handling facilities and water injection facilities in remote areas. Published a technical paper involving the redesign of water handling facilities to reduce wear and tear on equipment and presented results at National Convention for Society of Petroleum Engineers.
Registrations and Memberships
Registered Professional Engineer – State of Texas – 1985
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering – University of Texas at Austin – 1980
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