Sundt Adds One, Promotes Two in Transportation Group

 |  Press Release, Sundt People
Jackie Barnes

Dallas, Texas. (February 10, 2023) – Sundt Construction recently hired one and promoted two to support its Transportation group at its Irving, Texas office. Jackie Barnes was recently hired as a senior estimator, and Michaela Givan and Nick Shumate were promoted to lead estimator and preconstruction project manager, respectively.

Barnes previously worked as a lead estimator for heavy civil projects with construction values ranging from $20 million to $244 million. “Jackie has already proven to be a great addition to our preconstruction team. Her experience as a skilled builder and leader of complex estimates will be a vast asset to our team as we continue to grow in Texas,” said Jeff Grigsby, chief estimator of Sundt’s Transportation Group.

Michaela Givan

Givan, a Colorado School of Mines graduate, started as a Sundt intern in 2017 and has now been an estimator with Sundt full-time for over four years. She most recently worked on the $117 million interchange reconstruction project at IH 20 and US 84 in Roscoe, Texas.

Nick Shumate

Shumate has been with Sundt for a little over a year. Prior to joining Sundt, he assisted on numerous transportation projects both in operations and preconstruction. He is currently on the preconstruction team for the Neighborhoods 2 and 6 Street Reconstruction project for the City of Denton.

“Nick’s advanced use of technology has raised our attention to detailed estimating to a new level,” said Grigsby. “Michaela has been a tremendous asset to our preconstruction team since joining Sundt. Her work ethic and attention to detail exemplify Sundt’s core values. I am excited to see what new innovations Nick and Michaela will bring to our team to further Sundt’s mission to be the most skilled builder in America.”


About Sundt

Sundt Construction, Inc. ( is one of the country’s largest and most respected general contractors. The 133-year-old firm specializes in transportation, industrial, building, concrete and renewable power work and is owned entirely by its approximately 2,000-plus employees. Sundt is distinguished by its diverse capabilities and experience, unique employee-ownership culture and depth of self-perform expertise in nine major trades. Much of Sundt’s workforce is comprised of skilled craft professionals who, together with the company’s administrative employees, enable Sundt to fulfill its mission to be the most skilled builder in America. Sundt has 12 offices throughout California, Arizona, North Carolina, Texas and Utah and is currently ranked the country’s 61st largest construction company by ENR, the industry’s principal trade magazine.



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