Michael R. Dunham is a licensed General Contractor with over thirty years of experience in project management and construction operations. He has overseen and controlled the development of a wide variety of projects and product types including (affordable to luxury): single family detached; multi-family attached; small lot condominium; clubhouses; urban high-density multi-story over parking structure; high-rise restidential and mixed use towers; master planned community site development and infrastructure; urban high-density building demolition and site development. His breadth of experience and in-depth knowledge of every phase of development has proven to be an invaluable asset to all project management.
Dunham is specialized in urban development and master planned community site development/infrastructure. His long standing relationship and experience with General and Sub Contractors of the area assures precise cost estimating and budgeting. Mr. Dunham is also a licensed general contractor.
Prior to co-founding Urban Housing Partners, Inc, Mike Dunham served as the Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Construction for the Olson Company (4 years). As a senior executive officer, he served as the qualifier for the company’s contractor’s license, and was responsible for all company construction operations, cost estimating, budgeting, value engineering, purchasing, contract administration, safety, field operations, customer service, quality assurance, third party review / inspections, and scheduling. Mr. Dunham and Mr. Harmer worked together at the company throughout his years there.
Served as the Vice President of California Pacific Homes (8 years), San Diego, where he was directly responsible for all phases of project development and management.
Vice President of McKellar Communities (2 years) where he was also responsible for all phases of project management.
Project Manager at Pardee Construction (2 years). His responsibilities included: opening a new market for residential construction including: land acquisition, project feasibility, project entitlement, and development agreements.
Served as the Director of Construction for Barratt American (2 years). He was responsible for all cost estimating, budgeting, value engineering, purchasing, contract administration, safety, field operations, customer service, quality assurance, third party review and inspections, and scheduling.
Served as Vice President of Smyth Brothers (7 years). He handled a full spectrum of project management tasks, cost estimating, budgeting, value engineering, purchasing, contract administration, safety, field operations, customer service, quality assurance, third party review and inspections, and scheduling.
State of California - Licensed General Contractor - Class B