Louis Farallo, CPE, LEED AP, BD&C, CDT


Louis Farallo, CPE, LEED AP, BD&C, CDT

General Contractor, Cost Estimator


  • 35 years of combined experience as an estimator, quality assurance plan reviewer, carpenter, and superintendent.

  • 2 years of experience as a senior cost estimator for a general contractor bidding both reconstruction and new construction projects.

  • 11 years of experience preparing cost estimates and comparative cost analysis on various types of construction, defect litigation, and property loss litigation cases. Projects included single family homes, multifamily residential, commercial buildings, and slope repairs.

  • 2 years of experience preparing preconstruction plan reviews alerting design professionals to detailing, product selection, and interfacing that historically results in increased construction defect litigation.

  • Independent consultant providing cost estimating services to testifying experts.

  • Master carpenter with over 20 years of experience including rough carpentry on tract homes, multifamily projects, commercial buildings, and custom homes; finish carpentry including installation of residential cabinetry in tract homes.

  • 5 years of experience as a superintendent for a general contractor that handled framing and finish carpentry in house.


Chief Estimator – 2014-Present
Core Consulting Group, San Diego, CA

Senior Estimator – 2012-2014
Apex Contracting & Restoration

Principal/ Senior Estimator – 2008-2012
Farallo Professional Estimating

Construction Defect Litigation Estimator/Property Loss Estimator – 2006-2008

Pre-construction Quality Assurance Plan Reviewer – 2005-2006
Quality Built

Property Loss Estimator – 2004-2004
Madsen Kneppers and Associates Inc. 

Construction Defect Litigation Estimator – 2003-2004
Waller and Opsal Consulting

Construction Defect Litigation Estimator – 2001-2003
Lombard Consulting

Junior Forensic Estimator – 1999-2001
Madsen Kneppers and Associates Inc.



State of California Licensed General Contractor #B829906


American Society of Professional Estimators
Certified Professional Estimator (CPE), 2005
CPE Recertification, 2008 & 2012
Member of the Board of Directors, 2004-2013
Certification Chairman, 2006-2013

Construction Specification Institute
Construction Document Technology Certificate, 2006

Green Building Certification Institute
Leed AP BD&C, 2009