Chandler Rice, Vice President - Over Estimating
Chandler is a Business and Management Graduate from the UT and has earned a CE from LSU in Construction Management. While at UT Chandler was integral in the teams 2 National Championship titles and 3 SEC Championship titles. Chandler was one of UT’s Pole-vaulters.
Chandler started his construction career as an apprentice/carpenter for two seperate companies in Knoxville, TN. After a few years he moved back to his hometown of Baton Rouge, LA to get his Continueing Education degree in Construction at Louisiana State University. While getting that degree he worked as an Assistant PM for Buquet & Leblanc on the largest change ordered project in Louisiana history under Baker Brooks (PM) at the LSU Union Theater Project. After working for Buquet & Leblanc for three years Chandler took a job with ARKEL Constructor in Baton Rouge as a Project Manager.
Chandler's extensive experience on jobs ranging from a few thousand dollars to 18 million dollars has enabled him not only to learn the construction industry hands on in the field but also in the estimating department. With that experience, Chandler is using that knowledge to revolutionize the estimating department for Patriot Industries.