Meet Our Team

At JLD Cost Consulting, we provide precise cost estimates and guidance to make sure your construction projects succeed. We focus on delivering the best services, constantly striving to add value, minimize risks and exceed your expectations. Through strong partnerships and dedication, we aim to be the trusted advisors you rely on when it comes to construction cost consulting. Our goal is to help you successfully achieve all your project objectives.

About JLD Cost Consulting

We deliver superior cost estimating and consulting services across various industries. Based in the Pacific Northwest, our team brings extensive experience to every project. We focus on cost analyses and guidance to help you reach your project goals efficiently. At JLD, we are dedicated to delivering great value that brings us client satisfaction. We approach every project with integrity and diligence.

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.

Eli Mandel
MEP - Cost Estimator

Eli earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering. An Oregon native and OSU Beaver, he has experience in M/E/P systems and landscape architecture. His attention to detail accounts for accurate cost estimates for all projects.

Alexei Marin-Cortes
Civil & Structural Cost Estimator

Alexei earned his BS in Civil Engineering and MS in Structural Engineering. Originally from Colombia, he speaks Spanish and English fluently. He has provided estimates for parks, public works facilities, heavy civil projects and more.

Adetola T. Adeniyi
Cost Estimator

Adetola holds a Masters of Technology in Quantity Surveying from The Federal University of Technology in Akure, Nigeria. With over a decade of experience, she brings vast knowledge to her work at JLD.

Dhruv Soni
Cost Estimator

Dhruv earned his master’s degree in construction engineering and management from the University of Texas at Arlington. His background in construction estimation supports accurate estimates for MEPT, civil and architectural projects.

Matisse Stone
Admin & Executive Assistance

Matisse earned her BS in Anthropology and is an Oregon native. She handles bookkeeping, project administration, team support and company events. Her love for photography and plants brings a fresh feel to our office.

Steve Kane
Business Development

Steve earned his Bachelor of Applied Sciences from the Brown Institute of Minneapolis. He builds and nurtures smart partnerships and looks after our splendid client service. His background in digital media and advertising boosts client engagement and confirms steady business growth.

Chalanda Johnson

Chalanda earned her BBA in Accounting from the University of Phoenix. With 15 years of expertise, she has progressive experience in financial data analysis, project cost tracking and billing processes. Her responsibilities include financial reporting, project administration, development of invoices, management of receivables and payables. She is an extremely passionate individual who loves to take on challenges.

Hannah Nickel
Cost Estimator

Hannah holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from Portland State University. Her background includes design build, custom fabrication manufacturing, material management and technical research.