Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide you with accurate cost estimates and impactful guidance. With our expertise, we contribute to the success of your construction projects. Committed to problem-solving and innovation, we fine-tune your project value and minimize risks. Our aim is to be your trusted advisor for all construction projects. We deliver great results for every client across a wide variety of industries. At JLD Cost Consulting, we help you achieve your project goals with renewed confidence and success using our informed, research-based guidance.

About JLD Cost Consulting

We deliver efficient cost estimating and consulting services across diverse industries. Our offices are based in the Pacific Northwest and our team brings extensive experience to every project. We offer the full suite of cost analyses and expert guidance, adding value, minimizing risks and helping you achieve your project objectives. Our pillars of success and steady client relationships are diligence, integrity and creativity at every stage of construction projects.

JLD’s Expertise

Our expertise lies in complete cost estimating and consulting services. We customize our approach to meet the unique needs of your business sector. With years of experience, we handle projects of all sizes. We help to identify cost-saving opportunities and minimize risks to make sure of project feasibility in a precise manner. Our accurate solutions have earned us a trusted reputation among our clients across various industries. Whether you are starting a new construction project or revamping an existing one, count on JLD Cost Consulting for the guidance you need to achieve all objectives and get closer to success.

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Engineering (VE)

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Our Team

John Drentlaw, LEED AP


John earned his BS in Construction Engineering and Graduate Studies in Finance. He went to school at Arizona State University as a snowbird from Minnesota. He brings over 30 years of A/E/C industry experience. John is known for his detailed and accurate cost estimates.

Curt Kolar, CPE

CSA - Cost Estimator

Curt holds a BS in Construction. His work started in his home state of California. With over 40 years of experience, he develops estimates for bids and budgets. Curt’s estimates are within 5% of market value 90% of the time.

Jacqueline Stewart

Senior Consultant - Inspector

Jacqueline earned her Bachelor of Applied Science degree and brings seven years of experience in project coordination. Jacqueline specializes in managing large and complicated construction projects. Her excellent interpersonal skills and experience meeting hard deadlines make her an asset to any project team.