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Dennis Whipple, DBIA

Manager, Electrical Design-Build

Value Delivered

As Manager of Shambaugh’s electrical design-build group, Dennis estimates project costs, coordinates electrical design, develops project schedules, and is integrally involved in the management of the construction process as it unfolds.

Dennis oversees a team of Engineers, Designers, CAD Operators, Estimators, and Project Managers, focused on both design-build food processing and industrial facility projects. He regularly meets with customers, helping to ensure that installation and operations conform to strict standards and customer requirements.


Dennis has nearly 40 years of experience in the electrical industry. He began his career in the field as an electrician, advancing on to various roles that involved supervision, estimating, project management, operations management, and design-build management.

Backed by extensive experience in the field, Dennis has a strong working knowledge of electrical code and an understanding of how various installation methods can impact cost and schedule. His ability to perform conceptual design and estimating is a valued skill, contributing to our project delivery method.

Dennis maintains his Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) Certification with the required continuing education. He obtained his Journeyman's license in 1984 and continues to maintain his Masters and Contractors License for the State of Michigan.