Vallez International LLC

Project Experience

Michael J. Vallez, P.E., MBA, Lean-6Sigma.

Construction / Civil Engineering / Construction Claims
Michael J Vallez, P.E., MBA, Lean-6Sigma.




University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah – MBA

Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan – B.S., Civil Engineering


Construction Specifications Institute
American Society of Civil Engineers
Project Management Institute
Construction Management Association of America
International Society of Explosive Engineers

Mr. Vallez has over 45 years of hands-on and leadership experience in project management, engineering/construction management, cost, and schedule control, change management, claims, and dispute resolution. He has served in executive management roles for both owners and contractors working on world-class commercial, high rise, oil and gas, power, and international mining projects for 40 years. As a structural engineer with years of hands on project management, contracting, and field construction experience, Mr. Vallez has keen insight into the best practices for achieving high quality results on a wide variety of projects and structures. He has designed and implemented concrete placement and forming systems including the use of concrete pumping, bucket placement, and slip-formed systems for post-tensioned slabs, pan slabs, and slab-on-deck systems for low-rise, mid-rise, high-rise buildings, and other structures. His technical ability is augmented with the proven skills required to assemble and lead successful project teams of subcontractors, suppliers, and supervisors to complete projects on time, under budget, and with high quality. For McDevitt and Street Company, a top three national contractor in the 1980’s, he developed the BEST (Build Excellence Straight Through) quality program and was assigned the largest and most challenging projects in the Company’s national portfolio. He has been involved in leading top teams toward achieving compliance with project requirements as defined in project documents, client expectations and industry best practices. In all, he has provided leadership on several billion dollars’ worth of projects in the commercial, chemical, heavy civil, mining, power, oil and gas, and industrial sectors. Mr. Vallez also has written several books about construction management, safety, and effective project leadership.


  • Marty Indian School, Yankton Sioux Tribe (Independent Contractor/ Construction Manager)
  • Ted Mann Concert Hall, University of Minnesota (Project Manager)
  • Robbinsdale School District 281 Modernization Program (Construction Manager)
  • Laburnum Square Retail Mall, Richmond, VA (Construction Operations Manager)
  • Hi-Oaks Medical Office Bldg., Richmond, VA (Construction Operations Manager)
  • Duke Power Electric Center, Charlotte, NC (Project Manager)
  • Unisys Manufacturing Plant, Salt Lake City, UT (Project Manager)
  • Pocono Crossing Retail Center/ Kroger Store, Richmond, VA (Project Director)
  • Laburnum Park Shopping Center, Henrico, VA
  • Festival Marketplace Shopping Center, Williamsburg, VA
  • Westpark Shopping Center, Henrico, VA
  • Chesterfield Meadows Shopping Center, Chesterfield, VA
  • Brown Chevrolet Olds, Powahatan, VA
  • Import Autohouse, Chesterfield, VA
  • Hioaks Medical Office Building, Richmond, VA
  • West End Orthopedic Medical Building, Chesterfield, VA
  • Timlaph Trucking Company, Chester, VA
  • Hungary Springs Office, Henrico, VA
  • Huguenot Place Office Park, Chesterfield, VA
  • Snap-on Tools Office and Distribution Center, Chesterfield, VA
  • Clarcor Manufacturing Plant, Ashland, VA
  • The Bluffs at Stony Point, Chesterfield, VA
  • Wachter Lake Condominiums, 45 Units, Rosemount, MN
  • Lakefront Plaza Condos & Retail, 80 Units, 12, 000 SF Retail, Prior Lake, MN
  • Bards Crossing Condos, 55 Units, Rosemount, MN
  • Stieger Lake Condos, 45 Units, Victoria, MN
  • Broadway Court & The Shoppes, Senior Apartments and Retail, Robbinsdale, MN
  • The Bluffs Townhomes at Stony Point, Chesterfield, VA
  • Staybridge Suites Hotel, Rochester, MN
  • Signet Bank, Varina, VA
  • Signet Bank, Sycamore Square, Midlothian, VA
  • Signet Bank, Kilmarnock, VA
  • Investors Savings Bank, Cary Street, Richmond, VA
  • Investors Savings Bank, Ashland VA
  • Investors Savings Bank, Hampton, VA
  • Investors Savings Bank, Midlothian, VA
  • Investors Savings Bank, Henrico, VA



  • “Achieving Capital Asset Reliability, Availability and Maintainability,” Long International, Inc., May 2018
  • “Project Team Motivators and Demotivators,” Long International, Inc., November 2017
  • “People Business – Inside the Most Successful Contractor of the 20th Century,” Michael J. Vallez, 2016
  • “On Time and Under Budget – The Ultimate Power of Team Leadership,” Michael J. Vallez, 2014
  • “Mining 2030 – Current Trends in Rapid and Sustainable Mine Development,” Michael J. Vallez, 2013
  • “Work Smart, Work Safe – Leadership Principles of Operational Excellence,” Michael J. Vallez, 2011