The International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI), the only association in the concrete industry devoted solely to repair and restoration, recently announced the winners of its first 40 Under 40 Award. Western Specialty Contractors is proud to announce that Minneapolis Assistant Branch Manager David Grandbois, 31, was among the announced winners.
The prestigious award recognizes 40 individuals who exemplify dedication to the concrete repair industry. A peer nominated award, the ICRI 40 Under 40 recognizes individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to continued professional growth, high potential for continued success in leadership roles, and a strong passion for – and commitment to – the mission of ICRI.
“I am extremely appreciative and humbled to receive this award. It is very gratifying to be a part of a volunteer organization for so many years and to receive an award like this,” said Grandbois.
Grandbois is 2020 Immediate Past President of the ICRI Minnesota Chapter. He has been a member of the ICRI chapter since 2015, having previously served on the chapter’s Education Committee, then as its Vice President, and its President in 2019. His goals and accomplishments with ICRI have not gone unnoticed by his peers.
“My main goal during my 2019 presidency was to increase our point value in the chapter awards form and win ‘Chapter of the Year’. We increased our point total by almost 20% from the previous year,” said Grandbois. “I am hopeful that this will help propel us to the top. The main contributor to this was the addition of local chapter awards, which was a new thing our chapter added in 2019. Personally, I wanted to achieve better leadership traits to help further my career, and what better way to do that than to lead a group of volunteers.”
Grandbois started his career in construction as a Civil Construction Management Engineer for Kiewit in Omaha, NE before accepting a Project Manager position with Hans Hagen Homes in Fridley, MN. He joined Western Specialty Contractors’ Minnesota Branch as a Project Manager in 2015 where he held the position for nearly five years before being promoted to Assistant Branch Manager in February 2020.
Grandbois has a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Minnesota State University, Moorhead. He is also a certified Concrete Surface Repair Technician – Tiers 1 and 2 through ICRI and an Associate Constructor through the American Institute of Constructors. He has also achieved OSHA 30 certified training.
About Western Specialty Contractors
Family-owned and operated for more than 100 years, Western Specialty Contractors is the nation’s largest specialty contractor in masonry and concrete restoration, waterproofing and specialty roofing. Western offers a nationwide network of expertise that building owners, engineers, architects and property managers can count on to develop cost-effective, corrective measures that can add years of useful life to a variety of structures including industrial, commercial, healthcare, historic, educational and government buildings, parking structures and sports stadiums. Western is headquartered in St. Louis, MO with 30 branch offices nationwide and employs more than 1,200 salaried and hourly professionals who offer the best, time-tested techniques and innovative technology. For more information about Western Specialty Contractors, visit www.