Mike Leighton Joins Sierra West Group as Chief Operations Officer

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Well known and respected Sacramento area architect and engineer joins Sierra West Group of Sacramento as COO. This strategic move will strengthen Sierra West in providing enhanced services to existing clients and position the firm for long term growth.

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When you bring someone of Michael’s caliber to oversee and coordinate the divisions and quality control,” explains Chief Estimator John Moreno, “He’s going to come in and build the platform to grow.

As of August 2016, Mike Leighton has joined Sierra West Group as their COO, bringing decades of architectural experience with him. Sierra West Group, which has operated out of California’s capitol for almost 25 years, looks forward to the expertise and talent Leighton will bring to their lauded construction cost estimation firm.

The addition of Leighton to the Sierra West team underlines their commitment to growth and quality. While the company is already among the most elite cost estimators in the western United States, it is currently developing new services to help clients and building the platform to enable them to reach an even higher standard of business.

That’s where the new COO comes in. Before he came on with Sierra West Group, Leighton was an architect who used the services of Sierra West at several different architectural firms. “On bid day,” he says, “Our customers were never shocked or caught unawares. We always had estimates within a percent or two of the bids that came in, and for an architect that’s huge.” This instilled in him the implicit trust he still carries for Sierra West Group, and contributed to his decision to sign on to work with the team.

Leighton is one of the best-known registered architects and engineers in the Sacramento area. Bringing him on as an experienced voice behind the publication, estimating and quality control at Sierra West Group is bound to make many clients happy. He also has the training and wisdom to help organize the firm further, ushering in another era of productivity and accomplishment.

“When you bring someone of Michael’s caliber to oversee and coordinate the divisions and quality control,” explains Chief Estimator John Moreno, “He’s going to come in and build the platform to grow.” This trust in Leighton’s ability to help the company grow, while staying true to its principles and values, will contribute to its ability to serve large customers such as the Office of Public School Construction, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and the Administration Office of the Courts, as well as departments of Parks and Recreation in several cities.

The diverse experience Leighton brings to the table will mesh seamlessly with the existing team at Sierra West Group, which is comprised of a range of experts with almost 100 years of combined experience. With backgrounds in construction, estimation, claims and appeals, the group is adept at providing the information and support needed to accomplish a wide range of construction industry goals. They routinely provide estimates related to supplies, labor, subcontractor assistance and more, helping to construct robust, accurate estimates on which construction professionals can rely.

About Sierra West Group
Sierra West Group provides construction cost estimates for a wide variety of architectural firms, public departments at the state and local level, and others in the construction industry. In addition to cost estimation, they also provide expert witness support in construction cases, assist with insurance claims and tax appeal cases, and help oversee the budgets of a wide variety of projects, from inception to completion.

Founded in 1992, Sierra West Group has been a trusted voice in cost estimation in the Sacramento area for almost 25 years. They put numbers to projects in an effort to help clients meet their construction goals and to better serve the communities that depend on the completion of such projects. For more information, visit Sierra West Group online at http://www.sierrawestgroup.com.

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